Woman enters half-marathon, ends up winning full marathon by mistake
Last Sunday, Meredith Fitzmaurice had planned to run the half-marathon at the Run for Heroes in Amherstburg, Ontario. She hoped to do it as a test run. Then she was going to try to achieve a Boston Marathon qualifying time at a race in Detroit next month.
But on Sunday, she missed a turn for the half-marathon route, and ran the full marathon. And won. By accident.
And she did, indeed, qualify for Boston with her time.
Audio of Fitzmaurice being interviewed at source:
Hat tip trekqueen, who posted this on Facebook!