In Beijing, Constantina Diṭă-Tomescu of Romania won the Marathon Run in 2:26:44, finishing comfortably head of the rest of the field. Constantina made a strong surge before half to create separation between herself and the lead pack. As the race went on, Constantina continued her pace and dominated the field, becoming the oldest marathon run winner in Olympic history, male or female.
Does the 35-year-old Edith van Dijk or the 33-year-old Angela Maurer have the the same potential to pull a "Constantina" or a "Dara Torres" in the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim today?
Photo of Edith van Dijk.
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