Elizabeth Young took her talents to South Beach this weekend and finished second in the Miami Half Marathon with a time of 1:22:28. Although conditions were a touch on the humid side, she enjoyed the course and the race.
(photo credit Rishi Bagel)
Young had good things to say about the race and the generosity of its organizers, who provided accommodations at a local hotel. Although Beth had trouble communicating with her Ethiopian roommate, it it did not take fluency in Amharic to understand the import of the words "2:32" and "marathon." Said Coach Jerry Alexander, "Beth was in great shape last year before an injury to her plantar and she's more motivated than ever to take the next step in her progression to a true national class marathoner. Today was the first step on her journey and I am confident that journey will take her to the Olympic Trials."