marathon men and women…

by sam on 11/4/2007

I was still at the gym (just about to leave and head over to Central Park) when Paula Radcliffe won – everyone was gathered around the TV to watch – It took me a few minutes to get to the race route, where I managed to get a spot at the “200 yards to go” spot – These were the first female and male runners that I got to see in the marathon:

Bib number F23: Victoria Ganushina of New York (yeah!). Placed 18th among the women.

Bib No F22: Heather Killeen-Frisone of California. Placed 19th among the women.


From the official ING NYC Marathon page:
Aleksandr Kuzin [bib No. 10]

Age: 33
Residence: Ukraine
Kuzin amazed the running world by winning the Linz Marathon on April 15 in 2:07:33, the fastest time by a European (and second-fastest by anyone) this year and nearly a three-minute personal record. He has set two Ukrainian marathon records (the last beaten recently by Dmytro Baranovsky’s 2:07:15), and he has run on Ukrainian teams at several major events, including a respectable 18th at the 2001 IAAF World Championships. Kuzin must now be considered a serious podium threat at the ING New York City Marathon 2007.
He came in 9th place overall.
I’ll try to get an actual album up (with lots of photos of the not-so-professional runners) in the next few days.

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