Jay Wind is the residential running idealist here in DC. He is always inviting Ethiopian and Kenyan runners to the area for races and training. His idealism is great but he sometimes lets the details fall through the cracks(like finding a place for these runners to stay). Read below. If someone can help out with one night's lodging for this runner, I am sure they will be forever greatful.
From Jay Wind:
Can you assist a top runner from Bronx NY who needs lodging in Fairfax on Friday night?Salome Kosgei of Iona College was 2006 Northeast Region Athlete of the Year after winning the NCAA regional cross-country championship at Van Cortlandt Park.See http://www.maacspor ts.com/ViewArtic le.dbml?SPSID= 91128&SPID= 11025&DB_ OEM_ID=17400& ATCLID=926736Just last week, she won the Great Island (Maine) 5K in 16:44.See http://www.seacoast online.com/ articles/ 20081013- SPORTS-810130319She plans to come to town to run Inova Fairfax Hospital For Children Star Kid 8Kon Saturday (see http://www.runwashi ngton.com/ other/starkid8ki nfo.html )
If you can provide lodging for Ms. Kosgei on Friday night, please write her directly at sjemtai@yahoo. com ---- Thank you -- Jay Jacob Wind