There have been a dozen finishers thus far and three women remain on course. It's no longer a race for place. That is already predetermined by their position of the course. None of the three is in the same lap. It will take about an hour for those to come in. There will be joy all around.
Dave McGovern determinedly approaches finish line, sans towels, in 5:58:22, pace 11:33 per mile.
Katie Grimes finishes in 6:03:21, 2nd woman.
Carmen Jackinsky is so happy in 6:26:05, 3rd woman.
And, yes, Darlene Backlund in 7:01:21, 4th woman. Yah! World age group record! 70 years old!
Darlene got some help for cramping from hubby John and winner Erin.
USATF champions: 4th Darlene, 2nd Katie, 1st Erin and Carmen 3rd. WOW!
Darlene sings the praises.
They all deserve our applause! Thank you.