Cellcom Green Bay Marathon Medal (2012) – Leah Thorvilson Edition

Here is the finisher’s medal from the ill-fated Cellcom Green Bay Marathon that took place on May 19, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

The race was cancelled 2 1/2 hours into the race due to high temperatures. This didn’t sit well with most of the runners. The runners were supposed to jump a bus at the next water station and get a ride back to the finish.

Elite female marathoner Leah Thorvilson was in 1st place when the race was called, forfeiting what seemed to be a would-be victory. However, she found some solace in forking over $12 bucks to have her medal from the race personalized.

You can see what she had engraved in the photo above.

Leah added on Twitter, “..this is supposed to be funny, not drama…after a few beers seemed worth the $12 engraving charge. :-)”

Kudos to Leah on keeping a sense of humor about it all.


[Medal submitted by RIF #34 Leah Thorvilson. Follow her on Twitter @leahthorvilson]



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