Third Time Is a Charm for Soozy Naylor in the Gasparilla Marathon.
Windy, rainy, cold conditions hampered the efforts of most runners in this year's Gasparilla Marathon, but not Clearwater Beach's Soozy Naylor. Naylor, owner of Key West Express, ran a blistering 3:59:12, shaving more than nine minutes off her 2008 time.
How fast is 3:59:12? Fast enough for Naylor to take 6th place in her age group category, out of 52 runners. Fast enough to translate into a 64.4% "age grade score", ranking her performance as the 45th best out of 496 total women runners. And fast enough for Naylor, in just her third marathon, to reach the "holy grail" goal of all serious age group marathoners - qualifying for the Boston Marathon.
Very impressive, Soozy, congratulations!
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