Jaymee Marty, the 42-year-old Sacramento marathoner who was profiled in The Bee last month, did something extraordinary on Sunday.
Just three weeks after running a 2 hour 46 minute marathon in Minneapolis, Marty turned around and ran 2:50 at the Marine Corps Marathon Sunday in Washington, D.C., finishing second overall among women and tops among military women. (Marty is a major in the Air Force reserve; read the Washington Post here.)
Not even dedicated racers like Marty would think of running two hard marathons back-to-back, but Marty was forced to do it if she wanted to qualify for the military world marathon this coming summer in Athens, Greece. (Marty ran the Twin Cities Marathon three weeks ago as the U.S. Masters Championship and in a bid to qualify for the Olympic trials; she failed by less than a minute).
Here's Marty's race recap, including some entertaining bits about how she found herself in the lead in the last three miles and not really sure how to react.
Gee, you think Jaymee will rest and recover this weekend or just go nuts and head up to the New York City Marathon?
P.S.: Marty's boyfriend, Michael Fadling of Roseville, ran the MCM in 2:45.