Women’s Olympic Trials

A window box facing the Public Gardens
In the first lap, Midori Sperandeo, foreground right, stripped her shirt and dropped it . . .
. . . I managed to beat the woman behind me to claim it!
Veena Reddy streaking to the finish

Joan Benoit Samuelson, in her last competitive marathon

I’m in Boston, where the women’s Olympic marathon trials were held this morning. What a sight! Picture-perfect weather (see above), exciting racing, and a great diversion from my nerves about my own race. Whatever happens tomorrow, this has been a great trip, full of good quality time with my mother, fabulous meals, and plenty of lounging on a ritzy hotel bed watching the Red Sox play.

These are some of the hundreds of good shots Mom took. (She’s not a run-of-the-mill amateur, is she?)
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