Janet Bawcom Confident For NYC

Janet Bawcom placed fourth at the recent Tufts 10K for Women. Photo: www.photorun.net

The 35-year-old hopes to go under 2:30.

On Nov. 3, American Janet Bawcom will run her first ING New York City Marathon.

That race’s governing body, the New York Road Runners, recently profiled the 35-year-old runner.

“It felt a little quicker than I wanted but I felt strong, so that’s a very good sign, for sure,” Bawcom said of the pace at the Tufts 10K for Women, where she placed fourth overall.

Bawcom has been struggling with shin splints recently.

“I have been so itching to get on the roads so bad,” she said. “I didn’t know how [Tufts] was going to stack up. For somebody who races so often, you kind of know yourself, and for me not racing in three months I didn’t know what to expect. I’m excited just to be back and feeling fast for once.”

Bawcom won the U.S. 15K Championships in March. She placed eighth at the Peachtree Road Race in July and after that less-than-stellar showing, decided to take month off.

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