BOSTON, April 15, 2013 /CNW/ - r. Jean Marmoreo, 70, of Toronto, placed first among women age 70-74 in the 117th running of the Boston Marathon which was run today.
No other Canadian has "won their age group" four times in the history of the storied Boston Marathon.
Crossing the finish line in 3 hours, 48 minutes, 57 seconds, Marmoreo's finish adds to her series of age group wins beginning in Boston in 2009, then Boston again in 2010 and 2011 in the Women's 65-69 category. Last year, she ran the Berlin Marathon and placed first in her new age group of 70-74, in a time of 3:45:43, over 19 minutes faster than her nearest rival.
She has also placed first in her age group in the Ottawa, Chicago and Marine Corps (Washington, D.C.) marathons.
Dr. Marmoreo, a Toronto family physician, is the co-founder of JeansMarines, the women's marathon group that ran from 2002 to 2008. See http://drjean.info/about-dr-jean/
Said Kathrine Switzer, famed women's pioneer, marathoner and sports broadcaster: "Jean Marmoreo is an inspiration to women everywhere - and especially women in mid-life and beyond. She's showing us all that it's never too late to be an athlete. I've watched her running career over the years and can tell you that, unlike most of us, she seems to get faster as she gets older. Her times in Boston and her performance in the other major marathons make up a remarkable record of achievement."
Said Jean Marmoreo: "I believe!"
Dr. Marmoreo is available for interviews from Boston from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and in Toronto on Tuesday, April 16.
Photos available upon request.
SOURCE: Dr. Jean Marmoreo
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