Saturday, April 30, 2011

Good luck in Eugene, Christina!

After all of her hard work, it's the eve of the Eugene Marathon where Christina is hoping to qualify for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Marathon Team Trials. Her goal time is 2:45:00, a minute under the "B" qualifying standard. Her plan is to start out conservatively, then kick it up a notch in the second half of the marathon. Christina phoned this afternoon and was quite amused when a woman from Toronto spotted her standing on a street corner near the race Expo and recognized her from her videos. "You're my idol," she exclaimed. She found her first taste of fame to be unexpected and cool. It's good to know that people from far and wide are inspired by Christina.

Our Producer was unable to make it to Eugene to film Christina's attempt herself; however, she has a small crew overseeing the Eugene production and is confident that in their capable hands, Christina's efforts will be captured on camera beautifully. In the meantime, one of Christina's Fleet Feet Elite Racing teammates (and another woman in our film), Heather Prekop sent a message of encouragement to her on behalf of herself and all of Christina's friends. Click on the video below:

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