Running the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon was an unbelieveable challenge and feat. 50,000 runners came together to race through the 5 Buroughs of New York City. All 8,000 runners who trained for the New York Marathon for a cause greater than themselves congregated into the charity village before the race began. Together, the charity runners raised upwards of $34.5 million dollars. Grassroot Soccer contributed to $101,047 dollars of this money. Because of many generous donations, youth in Zimbabwe will receive an opportunity to lead heathier lives through the education and mentorship provided by coaches trained via the monies earned at Grassroot Soccer.
Although, my training up until mid-September was composed of training for the Ironman that I completed on September 13th, I was very successful in New York. I completed the 26.2 mile course in 3:08. I placed 1382 out of the 50,000 runners, 104th woman, 16th woman in my age-group, 5th woman from Illinois, and the fastest time for Grassroot Soccer.
I completed the finish line of the New York City marathon, and raised $2,675 for Grassroot Soccer. However, the race is not over, as I still need to raise $375 to fufill my pledge to this wonderful organization. If you are able, or are willing to contribute to Grassroot Soccer, and help me finish my fundraising race, it would be greatly appreciated!
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