The first time I heard Magdalena Lewy-Boulet’s name was at the Falmouth Road Race this past August. I was standing in my corral behind the elite runners, and I asked my friend (a former co-director of the race) who he thought was going to win the women’s race. He said that he thought Magdalena Lewy-Boulet was going to take first and informed me that she was another mother runner.
Fast forward to the end of the race, and Lewy-Boulet did in fact finish in first place in the women’s field. At 38, she was the first female finisher and the first American woman to cross the line. Her time was 36:58 for the 7.1 mile course! She is only the second American woman to win the race in the past 17 years. When you look at her personal records for the 5K, 10K and marathon: 15:14, 31:48, and 2:26, it is unbelievable that four years ago she was unsponsored and paying her own way to the Olympic Marathon Trials!