How can the winner not win?
Yesterday I had posted the petition to declare Arien O'Connell the winner in the Nike Women's Marathon, held in San Francisco on October 19,2008. She did not start with the elite runners, she started with the regular folk, which are two different categories. She beat out the elite runners, but was not declared the winner. According to an article at SF Gate, Nike was bombarded with calls and e-mails to declare O'Connell the winner.
"The annual event is billed as the largest women's marathon in the world with 20,000 entries. O'Connell ran the race in 2 hours, 55 minutes and 11 seconds. The fastest woman in the elite group ran it in about 3 hours, 6 minutes."
The article also states that O'Connell is A winner, not THE winner.
My Petition - Jill Scott
Photo courtesy of SF Gate and Brightroom