Sunday, June 1, 2008

Barbara At The Rock "N" Roll Marathon

Somewhere in Lane 5, runner 9865 is preparing for the signal to begin running.
The cheering section is waiting to sight Barbara.
Runner 9865
Forty Rock "N' Roll Bands provided music along the 26.2 mile route.
Barbara and Anne
26.2 miles under 4 1/2 hours and the proof !
Barbara finished in the top 500 runners of the Women's Division!
Barbara and one of her #1 fans, her dad!
Mom and Dad with Barbara.
Just resting those feet!
Rock "N" Roll Marathon
Our youngest daughter Barbara had prepared several months for this event. The 11Th Annual Rock "N" Roll Marathon which benefits the Leukemia and the Lymphoma Society with 17,828 runners attracted runners from every State in the United States and 30 plus countries. I might add it was won by a Kenyan in the mens division and a woman from Russia in the womens division. Both times were slightly over two hours. Barbara's finishing time placed in in the top 500 runners in the women's division. Way to go Barbara!!!
At miles marker 16 Anne supported her sister running the last ten miles with Barbara which ended at the finish line. Barbara is the third Myers to run and complete a marathon. Tom ran in the New York City Marathon, last year Anne ran in the Rock "N" Roll Marathon, and Barbara ran in it this year. Oldest sister Mary has ran several half marathons.
One gal had her boyfriend on his knees at the finish line, he proposed, she said yes; and she received an engagement ring to the cheers of a throng of people..


Mary said...

Sis you look GREAT and FABULOUS for running 26+ miles.xxoxooxoxoM

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Barbara!