Monday, August 2, 2010


Summer has brought exciting performances by some of our female athletes.

On July 15th, Christina Overbeck was first place female (and 6th overall) in the Chicago Firefighter’s Race for the Kids 5K. Christina loves to race and is giving it 100% despite recently moving, getting engaged and juggling her training while volunteering in the prosthetics practice at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. She has already competed in about five races this summer!

Tera Moody has traveled to Chicago to race several times this season. After winning the 2010 Shamrock Shuffle in March (while injured), she returned on August 1st and won again at the Rock ‘n Roll Chicago Half Marathon. Prior to the event, Tera sent me an email stating, “A New Zealand gal who beat me in a race last weekend (Fiona Docherty) is here, so I’m definitely not expecting to win. Gotta be patient and focus on 10/10!” Tera added that she intended to run a hard effort and have a lot of fun. Which she did... by beating Docherty and winning in 1:13:36, just 44 seconds off of her 1:12:52 PR set in January at the 2010 USA Half Marathon Championships in Houston! If Tera continues to win races here, the City of Chicago may have to rename Columbus Drive "Moody Boulevard!"

Claudia Becque, Beth Chenoweth and Alona Banai are being conservative with their race schedules this summer as they continue to train for the Chicago Marathon on 10/10/10, where each is tentatively schedule to race in hopes of running a U.S. Olympic Marathon Team Trials qualifying time.

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