GREENWICH, Conn. Sharon Vos has made a habit of winning her age group at the ING New York City Marathon, and she did it once again Sunday. But this win and its rewards are a bit more special.
Although Vos didn't turn in her best time (3:11:28), it was good enough for first place in the female 55- to 59-year-old age group. But what was better was the person who finished second: her sister, Honor Featherston, who finished eight minutes and one second later. The pair are two-thirds of a set of identical triplets. The third sister, Shelley Sumner, struggled in the second half of the race and clocked 4:03:13.
But the real treat came Monday morning when the trio traveled to the New York Stock Exchange to watch race winners Geoffrey Mutai and Firehiwot Dado ring the opening bell. To Vos's surprise, she was brought up on the platform and had a front row seat as Mutai pushed the button to ring the bell. "That was completely unexpected," she said.
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