Local racer faces tough run in Olympic Marathon Trials
April 21, 2008
Glenshire resident Gia Mandy was one of 161 runners to compete in the Women’s Olympic Marathon Trials in Boston on Sunday.
According to the Olympic Trials Web site, Mandy did not finish the race, dropping out at some point between miles 15 and 16. She was averaging 6:34 a mile at that point.
Mandy could not be reached for comment on Sunday.
Deena Kastor of Mammoth Lakes won the Trials, finishing in 2:29:35. Magdalena Lewy Boulet was second with a time of 2:30:19 and Blake Russell was third in 2:32:40. All three earned a spot on the U.S. Women’s Marathon team.
To qualify for the Trials, Mandy completed her first-ever marathon, the Chevron Houston Marathon in January, in 2:43:50. The qualifying cutoff was 2:47:00.