Thursday, April 24, 2008

2008 Women's Olympic Marathon Trials

Deena Kastor Joan Samuelson

Boston was the center of the marathon universe this past weekend. As usual, the Boston Marathon was held on Patriots Day. On Sunday, about 150 women competed in the U.S. Olympic Marathon trials. Deena Kastor (left) placed first with a masterful, come-from-behind performance.

But Joan Samuelson (right) was definitely the crowd favorite. Nearly thirty years after winning the 1979 Boston Marathon, she ended her competitive career just like she began it -- running down Bolyston Street wearing a Red Sox cap. Finishing in 2:49:08, she set a new American record for the 50-54 age group.

More photos in this set on Flickr.

1 comment:

Ed Cameron said...


I couldn't find your email address online so I'm using this comment on your blog to try to reach you.

Long story short: I work for Community Teamwork Inc. in Lowell. We're part of a Merrimack Valley initiative to end homelessness.

For a new blog we're doing, I googled for images of Lowell and Merrimack Valley. I came across your photo of Pawtucket Canal on flickr

I'd like to ask you for permission to use the photo as the header photo on our blog. It would look great. We'd credit you..unfortunately we're not in a position to pay. I could show you what it would look like.

Please let me know what you think.

Thank you.

Ed Cameron
Associate Executive Director
Housing and Homeless Services
Community Teamwork Inc.
167 Dutton Street
Lowell, MA 01852
978-459-0551 x226