Post ING NYC Marathon Monday Motivation

This comes to you from JFK Airport – because I’m such a dedicated blogger :). And I KNOW I’ve had millions of people checking this just WAITING for a post. Right?

So, without further ado, check out the top 25 finishers at NYC. I could have been there. My life dream of top 10 American woman at NYC would have totally been attainable. This fuels me. I will rest HARD these next two or more weeks, whatever it takes. I want to be fast again, I want to compete alongside these women!!

Anyone use similar motivation? Do you visualize your name in results? Or use a bad race to make changes, fall in love again with the dream or goal, or to be more purposeful? Personal stories here would be fun :). 

Place Bib Name Time State Country Citizenship
1 103 Priscah Jeptoo 02:25:07 Kenya KEN
2 104 Buzunesh Deba 02:25:56 NY United States ETH
3 107 Jelena Prokopcuka 02:27:47 Latvia LAT
4 106 Christelle Daunay 02:28:14 France FRA
5 105 Valeria Straneo 02:28:22 Italy ITA
6 110 Kim Smith 02:28:49 RI United States NZL
7 112 Sabrina Mockenhaupt 02:29:10 Germany GER
8 134 Tigist Tufa Demisse 02:29:24 NY United States ETH
9 102 Edna Kiplagat 02:30:04 Kenya KEN
10 117 Diane Nukuri-Johnson 02:30:09 IA United States BDI
11 108 Risa Shigetomo 02:31:54 Japan JPN
12 114 Lisa Stublic 02:34:49 Croatia CRO
13 119 Adriana Nelson 02:35:05 CO United States USA
14 101 Firehiwot Dado 02:38:06 Ethiopia ETH
15 127 Katie Dicamillo 02:40:03 RI United States USA
16 122 Aziza Aliyu 02:40:27 NY United States ETH
17 1909 Vera Nunes 02:41:05 Portugal Portugal POR
18 126 Mattie Suver 02:41:18 CO United States USA
19 115 Yolanda Caballero 02:41:23 Colombia COL
20 116 Amy Hastings 02:42:50 RI United States USA
21 128 Danna Kelly Herrick 02:44:19 IA United States USA
22 129 Julia Mallon 02:45:36 CA United States USA
23 120 Alisha Williams 02:47:04 CO United States USA
24 1235 Claudia Pereira 02:49:52 Portugal Portugal POR
25 125 Claudia Pinna 02:51:00 Italy ITA

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  1. It's hard to read the name on that tag, so some people might not realize that the guy standing with you in that picture is Geoffrey Mutai. The FASTEST MARATHONER EVER, and the winner at NYC the last two years.

  2. Love your positive attitude, Nichole! You WILL be on that list! I love the photo of you with Geoffrey – SO COOL! I met Desi Davilla at a NY 10K race this past year and I was totally star struck. I'm in VA and got to watch the NY marathon on TV! It was awesome! Glad you are taking some time to rest so that you can come back stronger (because you WILL)!!!

    I had a sub-par race last spring at the Shamrock marathon and it lit a fire under me to really get after it this summer. I pushed myself to run with a faster group even though I was slightly intimidated and knew I'd be back of the pack (the group was for 3:20 marathoners and under – they let me in even though I ran a 3:24) and I kept telling myself when the going got tough that I was NOT going to have another sub-par race – I was GOING to get my goal! I definitely used that bad race as extra motivation to pay attention to details and really do everything I could to make sure that I would get it at my fall race. And sure enough, I ran a 3:18 at Erie, PA this fall and felt vindicated. 🙂

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