It is hard to put into words what Mahgy has accomplished in her relatively short running career. Since she began competing at age 79, Mahgy has posted dozens of race wins in the marathon, half marathon, 5k and 10k races, set world and national records and has been a source of hope and encouragement for many. Shouts of "Go Mahgy" can often be heard from spectators and fans along the way. Even competitors get into the action and root her on....as she's passing them.
What's next? Mahgy and Colleen are already starting to train for the LA Marathon in March. The race will begin at Dodger Stadium and finish in Santa Monica. Both Mahgy and Colleen were extended invitations to run the LA race by Mr. Russ Pillar, president of the LA Marathon, and were also given free entry to the event.
If anyone would like to send a message to Mahgy and/or Colleen you can do so by sending it c/o:
firstname.lastname@example.org . It will be forwarded on asap.
Congratulations Mahgy! Good luck in LA!!!
At the top of the list...two years in a row!
Age-Graded Scoring utilizes statistical tables to
compare the performances of individual athletes
at different distances, events, or against other
athletes of either gender and/or of any age. The
score can also be used to measure the performance
of the athlete using the chart below.
100% = Approximate World Record Level
90-99% = World Class
80-89% = National Class
70-79% = Regional Class
60-69% = Local Class
Mahgy with Wesley Korir at the "Celebration of
Heroes" dinner on Friday night. Wesley went on
to be the eventual winner of the men's division.
One of Mahgy's supporters, Patrice Malloy. Ms.
Malloy was in charge of the marketing for the
Olympian and world record holder Steve Scott
and Mahgy sharing some war stories. They
even had a chance to visit during the race!
Steve Scott, Mahgy and Bill Walton. (That's
Bill Walton on the right.)
Mahgy had a lot of activity around her all evening.
Always gracious and humble, she makes time
Heading to the finish...lookin' good!