|Post-race and Alison is wearing her Boston shirt!|
My sister Chris (Christine's namesake) has always been very athletic having excelled at field hockey and golf while in high school. Whenever she tried a new sport, she dug in her heels and figured out a way to be one of the best on the field, golf course, track or wherever the competition was held. Running was no different and she ran her first marathon in DC, the Marine Corps Marathon on November 5, 1978. She had been in a boot just 10 weeks prior to the race due to a foot injury. However, she managed to run Marine Corps in 3:19.45 qualifying for the Boston marathon at the age of 28. Unable to run Boston the next year, she ran two more marathons, both in San Diego in the late 1970's, and her best finish there was 3:05.
|Marine Corps Marathon, November 1978|
|Lady Equitable Foot Race, March 1978|
Do you have relatives that run?