It was nice to meet him and inform him that my sister couldn't be there as she was in Philadelphia to run the marathon on Sunday. His response, "Tell her good luck for me. I too need to get ready for my marathon in a couple weeks." In the end we're all runners. He was a real nice guy.
Saturday I drove to Philadelphia to hang with another Olympian .. my sister. Carla ran the FULL marathon yesterday finishing in 4:26:27. She PR'd! She was amazing finishing strong with an injured leg. She's been tending to it for a while now and it started to hurt around mile eight. Being the rock star that she is she pushed through the full 26.2.
Congrats to my sister! I'm real proud of her.
|With four time Olympian Abdi Abdirahman|
|Early morning in Philly walking Carla to the start|
|Sun coming up in Philly|
|Waiting for the runners|
|And here come the runners|
|Can you see Carla? She's right there.|
|Walking to the finish|
|Finished 26.2 miles!|
|Family love and support|