Former Durangoan Laura Thweatt a running sensation after NYC Marathon

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Former Durangoan Laura Thweatt a running sensation after NYC Marathon

Local runner draws national attention after blazing-fast finish
Laura Thweatt of Durango (second from left) ran strong with the lead pack of women along Fourth Avenue of Sunset Park on Nov. 1 at the New York City Marathon. She was the first American woman to the finish line and claimed seventh overall with a stunning time of 2:28:23.
Thweatt won the USA Cross Country Championships in Boulder in February. After injury forced her out of spring track, Thweatt and her coach decided to target the New York City Marathon. It was her first attempt at the distance.

Former Durangoan Laura Thweatt a running sensation after NYC Marathon

Laura Thweatt of Durango (second from left) ran strong with the lead pack of women along Fourth Avenue of Sunset Park on Nov. 1 at the New York City Marathon. She was the first American woman to the finish line and claimed seventh overall with a stunning time of 2:28:23.
Thweatt won the USA Cross Country Championships in Boulder in February. After injury forced her out of spring track, Thweatt and her coach decided to target the New York City Marathon. It was her first attempt at the distance.
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