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Lewy Boulet Will Run NYC For Charity

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Oct. 28, 2010

U.S. Olympic marathoner supporting the Women’s Sports Foundation.

Even though she finished seventh in 2:28:44 at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon earlier this month, U.S. Olympian Magdalena Lewy Boulet couldn’t pass up the opportunity to run next Sunday’s ING New York City Marathon–but her participation has nothing to do with trying to win the women’s national championship.

“I’ m not trying for a personal best, I’ll tell you that,” Lewy Boulet told Joe Battaglia of Universal Sports. “The reason I’m doing this is to support the Women’s Sports Foundation. Two things are key: One, it is a privilege to run New York, absolutely. Second, it is an opportunity to support the work of the Women’s Sports Foundation.”

Boulet, who will be trying to raise money to help fight childhood obesity, finished sixth in last year’s NYC Marathon, running 2:32:17.

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at Competitor.com and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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