Jennie Finch Passes 30,000 Runners at NYC Marathon to Raise $30,000 for Charity

Legendary softball player Jennie Finch completed the 2011 ING NYC Marathon on Sunday.  She finished with a time of 4:05:26.

Finch was the VERY last runner to start the race, but there was a reason for her caboose start.

Her publicist emailed this to me after the race:

Hope all is well! Thought you might be interested to know that Jennie Finch just ran the New York City marathon just four months after giving birth to her second son.

Though she is best known around the world for her 70+ mile an hour fastball, this morning the Olympic softball legend Jennie Finch’s speed was measured a little differently. She hit the “Start” button on her Timex GPS watch to begin the 2011 ING New York City marathon dead last and for each runner she passed, Timex donated $1 to the New York Road Runners Youth Programs. Finch crossed the finish line with an unofficial time of 4:05:26, passing approximately 30,000 people.

Congrats to Jennie and a special thank you to her sponsor, Timex, for donating so much money to the New York Road Runners Youth Programs!

Follow Jennie on Twitter @jfinch27

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RelatedGeoffrey Mutai won the 2011 ING NYC Marathon

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