4/19/09

Last NYC marathoner finishes...

"Spend at least some of your training time, and other parts of your day, concentrating on what you are doing in training and visualizing your success." GRETE WAITZ

Last NYC Marathoner finishes in 28 hrs, 45 minutes

Monday, November 02, 2009

NEW YORK (AP) It took Zoe Koplowitz 28 hours and 45 minutes to finish this year's New York City Marathon.

The 61-year-old Koplowitz had her trademark purple crutches wrapped around each forearm as she crossed the finish line in Manhattan's Central Park at 11:15 a.m. Monday. Three supporters accompanied her.

The motivational speaker lives with diabetes and multiple sclerosis and has finished 21 New York City Marathons.

Ruth Brenner, president of the city's chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, presented Koplowitz with the medal given to all athletes who cross the marathon's finish line.

Ethiopian runner Derartu Tulu won the women's marathon title Sunday in two hours, 28 minutes and 52 seconds.

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