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Olympic Medalist Jennie Finch To Run NYC Marathon

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Sep. 8, 2011
  • Updated Sep. 12, 2012 at 12:55 PM UTC
Olympic softball medalist Jennie Finch will take part in this November's New York City Marathon. Photo: Getty Images

She is doing it just six months after having a baby.

Olympic softball medalist Jennie Finch will take part in this November's New York City Marathon. Photo: Getty Images

A half marathon is no easy feat for any runner. But imagine doing one midway through a pregnancy? That’s exactly what two-time Olympic softball medalist Jennie Finch did.

“I went from a 2-mile run to a half-marathon,” Finch admitted. “It’s not the way you want to go about it. But I ran the whole way. I was thinking that it would be a good way to keep my competitive spirit alive. “

Finch completed the distance in order to prepare for the upcoming New York City Marathon on November 6. Her son, Diesel Dean Daigle, was born last June.

Yesterday, she announced that she will take part in the marathon as part of deal with the Timex watch company and the New York Road Runners. Finch will start dead last and Timex will donate one dollar for every runner she passes to the NYRR youth program.

“I’m up to 10 miles right now,” Finch said. “So I’m going to be crashing it in to get to where I need to be come November.”

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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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