I have been in a huge state of panic about my time not being included in the official results. I cannot even begin to tell you the amount of tears and disappointment that has been involved.
I shot off a bunch of emails Sunday and yesterday to anyone I thought could help me and got a response this morning. So without much ado:
My official time was 3 hours 42 minutes and 45 seconds!!!!!
That's right, baby. Look. At. Me: eating that cake and licking the extra icing off my fingers. 26 minutes off my Atlanta marathon time and a BQ and 3 minutes to spare.
You have no idea how hard fought that time was.
No. I. Dea.
My overall place out of 1,495 runners was 211.
I was 6th place out of 101 females in my age group.
I have no split times recorded so I guess the chip malfunctioned. (They keep asking me if I was wearing it on my shoe. It isn't like this is my first race and I don't know how to use the damn thing. Of course I was wearing it on my shoe.)
I do remember my half time though-- according to my watch-- was around an hour and 44 minutes. 20 miles was around 2 hours and 50 minutes, I think. So no negative split but when you read my race report I think you will understand why. And I promise it is coming later today or tomorrow.
Thanks again everyone for all the support and the cheers.