Woman Will Attempt to Qualify for Olympic Trials at WDW Marathon!


Every year, I am so impressed with all runners who participate in the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. The Dopey Challenge, which includes the 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and Marathon, is definitely on my bucket list. I wish the best of luck to all the runners tomorrow!

There is one particular runner that has me feeling especially inspired. Erica Weitz, a former University of Central Florida runner and current high-school coach will be attempting to qualify for the Olympic Trials at the Walt Disney World Marathon tomorrow. In order to qualify, she will need to complete her 26.2 magical miles in 2 hours and 45 minutes. Currently, 188 women have met this qualifying time for the 2016 trials. I bow down to all of these remarkable women for showing the world that princesses can also be superheroes.

Erica told the Orlando Sentinel, “I have some nerves, but I don’t want to get nervous too early. I’m pretty confident, and that keeps you from being too nervous. I am lucky with that.”

Erica ran her first marathon in 2011 at the New Jersey Marathon in Oceanport where she finished as the second woman overall. The WDW Marathon tomorrow will be her fourth and final attempt to qualify for the Olympic trials. 

Please join us in sending Erica a little extra pixie dust tomorrow! We hope that the magic of Disney will help her on her quest to qualify for the Olympic Trials!



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