Very impressive indeed. Good catch.
In addition to being an 8:09 pb, it's worth nothing that she won the race by more than 20 minutes and also broke the corse recorfd by 13 minutes.
1. Jodie Robertson, 29, Melville, NY 2:34:22 PB/CR* $1000 + 250c
2. Sarah Manning, 31, Winooski, VT 2:54:39 500
3. Elena Shemyakina, 55, Geneva, IL 3:03:36 250
*Course Record; previous 2:47:22, Jennifer Fazioli, 2002
c= Earned Course Record bonus
Looks like she was paced by her husband.
The name Jen Fazioli takes me back. Think she was a HS superstar in the greater Albany area in the early 90s.
After coming across the bike trail that marathon is on by accident, I would have liked to run this marathon. It must be a really nice course. The section I ran was nice.
A pleasant course unless the wind is blowing upriver. And slightly less fan support that you'll see in Chicago/NYC/Boston!