Magdelena Lewy Boulet & Zoila Gomez to run Fortis Rotterdam Marathon, by Larry Eder



Magdelena Lewy Boulet, one of the top U.S. women marathoners, will be running the Fortis Rotterdam Marathon on Sunday, April 11, 2010. Rotterdam is noted for being very fast course. Lewy Boulet, who was third in the 2008 U.S. Olympic marathon trials, races cross country, track & field, and on the roads.


Magdelena Boulet, 2010 Aramco Houston Half Marathon, photo by

Magdelena Boulet recently was the third U.S. finisher (20th overall) behind Molly Huddle (19th) and Shalane Flanagan (13th) on the bronze medal winning U.S. womens' world cross country team, (March 28) in Poland. Magdelena was born in Poland and emigrated to the U.S. becoming a U.S. citizen on September 11, 2001.

Also running on the women's side, is U.S. hopeful Zoila Gomez, who finished fourth in the 2008 U.S. Olympic marathon trials. An 11 time All-American, Zoila competed in both the 2007 & 2009 World Championship marathon teams for the U.S.


Zoila Gomez, 2009 World Champs Marathon, photo by

We wish Magdelena and Zoila the best of luck at Sunday's Fortis Rotterdam Marathon!

Last year, on the Fortis Rotterdam course, Duncan Kibet outlasted James Kwambai, 2:04:27-2:04:28 in the fastest marathon duel in history. You can watch the race this year, starting at 6:30 AM EST, at!/

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