Cory Benson won her age group at the Hartford Marathon and set a lifetime personal best. The 61-year-old from Newtown, CT finished in 3:30:28.
At about mile 18, I started to realize I could beat my 3:35:xx PR, set back in San Francisco in 2014. So, I gave myself a pep talk and started to pay attention to my watch so I didn’t slow down too much.
Thank you, thank you, for all of your great coaching. Whoever would have thought I could have a 5 minute PR at 61?
After the race her coach, Alicia Vargo commented, “She is so incredible. Totally even splits for Hartford!” Cory was out in 1:45:16 and closed with a negative split of 1:45:12. [Full Results]
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