Here’s a video of the final mile showdown between three women at this spring’s Boston Marathon. The contenders are:
Dire Tune (shorter woman in yellow), the defending Boston champ who won the 2008 race by two seconds
Salina Kosgei (taller woman in yellow), past champion of the Paris, Prague and Singapore Marathons
Kara Goucher (pink top), recent Lisbon Half Marathon champ and the #1 hottie in pro sports today (I can say that without getting slapped since she bears a striking resemblance to my wife)
By the time this race is over, one will have captured the $150,000 winners prize by one second, one will be reduced to tears by the agony of a close defeat, and one will be carted off on a stretcher.