Thursday, March 19, 2009

Local Pro Wins Albany Marathon

Local pro triathlete, Kelly Williamson, wins this year's Albany women's marathon with a time of 2:52.54. Williamson, who was 10th overall, was followed in the women’s division by Columbus’ Jennifer Yancey, 36th overall, with a time of 3:17:27.

Here's what the Albany Herald had to say:

Williamson, whose friend told her about the Albany race, has competed mostly in triathlons for the past seven years. Saturday was just her second marathon (she was also the eighth overall female finisher in a Texas marathon last year). Although triathlons also involve swimming and cycling, Williamson thought the marathon could play to her advantage.

“Running is a strength of mine,” said Williamson, who set a personal record Saturday. “I felt great through Mile 15 or 16 and started to feel it then. It’s never easy. I went 6:15 on the first mile and then 6:45 on the second. I didn’t want to go faster than 6:30.”

Congrats, Kelly & thanks for sporting a J&A visor!

Watch for Kelly at all the J&A events, including our Splash & Dash series. Kelly currently holds the Splash & Dash women's record at 20:36 for the 750 m swim/3k run course.



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