Last night NBC announcer Bob Costas described the sports of the Olympic winter games as, “Artistry, speed, and guile.” I loved that. Wouldn’t every athlete—even a marathon runner—want his or her performance to be described in those terms?
It has been said that I bear an eerie resemblance to Sasquatch when I run through the forest, so I think “guile” perfectly describes my style and speaks to my aspiration to run the New York Marathon again.
I am one-third of the way to meeting the Olympic standard already!
Therefore, it is with pleasure and pride that I announce that immediately following my triumph in the 2010 ING New York City Marathon, I will begin training for the women’s marathon trails for the Olympic Games in London in summer 2012.
See? I told you. Guile.