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|Author: ||Wayne B|
|Subject: ||RE: Boston Marathon: 1979 vs Today?|
I took Toshi up to Utica, where at the Boilermaker, she set a national age group record for 15K in the 75-79's. So, I guess you can say she's doing pretty well.
I hope Toshi doesn't mind my sharing how she wound up at Utica by mistake. Toshi had apparently seen a list of nominees for the National Distance Running Hall of Fame which included one of her idols, Miki Gorman. Toshi described seeing Miki's success just as Toshi was getting into running. Because of her name (Michiko - sp?), Toshi knew she was Japanese, and it gave her confidence and inspiration she could succeed. Thus, thinking Miki was getting into the hall, Toshi requested elite status at Utica. Needless to say, she got it. Although she later realized that Miki was not being inducted, Toshi decided to run the race anyway. Needless to say, her efforts were rewarded.
By the way, did you know Pete Squires back in your prime? Also, Bruce Robinson?
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