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Marathon on the down low

One woman. One dream. She ran a marathon without ever telling anyone about it.

Insane self control.

Hey, have you ever seen this picture of me crossing the finish line of my best marathon ever? Chicago. 1999. I ran a PR of 3:39:39 and then flew myself home in a Piper Apache off of Meigs Field.

Top that, Usain Bolt.

Terry Meiners at the finish of the Phoenix Marathon in January 2007.
Terry Meiners at the finish of the Phoenix Marathon in January 2007.

My bad. This photo is from the marathon that I ran on my 50th birthday. That’s right. I ran 26.2 miles as a 50-year-old. Now the time wasn’t as good as my Chicago PR. Did I mention that? I ran Chicago in 3:39:39, which breaks down to 8:23 per mile for 26 (point 2) miles. That’s all. Hey, before you click away. Have I ever shared this photo (below) of Kirby Adams greeting me at the 1998 Ky Derby Festival miniMarathon? It was my first mini…like 1:46 or something. But dude, my best miniMarathon was the next year when I got it down to 1:35:36. OK, enough about my running. Have I told you about my kids? They’re runners, too!

Terry Meiners and Kirby Adams, 1998 Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon finish
Terry Meiners and Kirby Adams, 1998 Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon finish
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