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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