PAULA KEAT­ING

Canadian Running - - EXOTIC DESTINATION -

on pre­hab

“As an older ath­lete, I re­ally have to do a good dy­namic warm-up. I’ll do drills and loosen up for 15 min­utes be­fore all my runs and I think that’s helped me stay healthy.”

on ‘the wall’

“I al­ways tell peo­ple that in the 2009 New York Marathon I didn’t quite hit the wall, but I def­i­nitely hit the fence. I had 5k left to go in Cen­tral Park and I had a mo­ment where I truly didn’t know if I could keep mov­ing my legs.”

best story

“I was in­vited back to New York as an elite in 2011 and I was sit­ting at the break­fast ta­ble and who walks over and says, ‘May I join you?’ Meb Kef lezighi. I told him that I was there when he won in 2009 and he said, ‘Maybe you’ll bring me luck to­day.’”

AGE 51 MIR HOME­TOWN AMICHI, N. B . MARATHONS16 PB 2:47:46 Paula Keat­ing at the Bos­ton Marathon 2017

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