Sunday, October 26, 2008

Nike Fixes Marathon Result in San Francisco

Three days after Nora Colligan won the Nike Women's Marathon, she learned that she actually had to share the title of top finisher in the San Francisco race.

New Yorker Arien O'Connell was 11 minutes faster Sunday, but Colligan crossed the finish line first because she was registered as an elite runner and among the first field to leave the starting line, 20 minutes before O'Connell and the others. O'Connell, a school teacher in Brooklyn, crossed in a personal-best of 2 hours, 55 minutes, 11 seconds -- while Colligan, of Austin, Texas, finished in 3:06:30.

MY COMMENT: Nike did the right thing.

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