I was amazed... (Read 833 times)


    I have never been to or even watched a marathon before, so maybe I am easily impressed. Yesterday on my run I ran across a marathon race (they were running along/sharing an open public trail), and I saw a very young girl running in it with a bib number. She looked like an 8 years old to me because she's so short and tiny. I was so impressed that I decided to look up the race result today. She's in the 10-14 age bracket and she finished in 4:01. Maybe this is not unusual in the world of running (I claim ignorance) but I'm just in awe...

      No.  That is definitely pretty cool.  Good for her!!!

      2016 Goals

      2000 miles

      Get ready for my 2nd Boston Marathon

      No race goals, just stay healthy and work on flexibility and strength. 


        I'm surprised. Many marathons have a minimal age of 18 for entry.  

        Marathon Maniac #3309

          (cough cough) I ran a 4:03 a few weeks ago)  WOW, that is incredible !


          I was sick tho - LOL

          Running has given me the courage to start, the determination to keep trying, and the childlike spirit to have fun along the way - Run often and run long, but never outrun your Joy of running!


            I remember seeing Aurora Scott at the Richmond Marathon 1999.


            Female 19-Under




            Aurora Scott





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              Just checked our most recent local marathon.  The youngest was a 14 year old male, who did it in 3:48.

              Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject. - S.J.

              A Saucy Wench

                I'm surprised. Many marathons have a minimal age of 18 for entry.  

                 I've seen 16 and 13 as minimum ages, I've also seen under 16 needing medical release form. 


                There was a 9 year old in my half last year who finished right around 1:50.  He was on pace for <1:45 but struggled the last 1.5

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