The US Olympic Women’s Marathon Trials were held in Boston and Cambridge on Sunday, April 20, and ham radio provided medical and safety communications. An official 26.2 mile marathon course was laid out, finishing at the BAA Boston Marathon Finish Line near Copley Square. This was a rare event with national attention and all went smoothly. Deena Kastor, Magdalena Lewy Boulet, and Blake Russell will represent the US team at the Olympic Games in Beijing on 17 August.
The hams who participated were: N1NHZ, K1EP, N1OSG, KB1KUY, KB1OKP, WA1IDA, N1LAH, KB1HAD, K1NUN, KB1LPW, K1HU, KB1LYJ and KB1OHB.
Thanks, WA1IDA and Boston ARC SPARC, May 2008