Thursday, March 07, 2013
Woman in US sets a new indoor Marathon record of 2:57
The course wasn't without it's problems though. Between the runners reversing direction every 30 minutes and having to run four very tight corners per lap, blisters were a real problem.
As many of you will note however, the time of 2:57 is still a long, long way short of Paula Radcliffe's outdoor Marathon record of 2:15. The reason?.....Nichole Porath probably sums it up best when she said..."I must take the time for a brief aside to mention that I know this is an obsure world record, and I in NO way think that I am a world class runner. I am just merely the fastest crazy woman to run an indoor marathon!"
There you go, a fast crazy woman........but you just know it's only a matter of time before the record is broken again.
Perath's best time outdoors is 2:44 which she did in the US Olympic trial in January of 2012.