GMC News

Team GMC Completes Marathon

(Valdosta, GA) January 20, 2004 – Ms. Billie Washburn, Assistant Dean of Students/Assistant Director and Ms. Christy James Assistant Professor of Political Science for Georgia Military College Valdosta Campus completed the 11th annual Disney Marathon on January 11, 2004.

The 26.2-mile course led runners through each of the four Disney theme parks. First time marathoners, Washburn and James, competed against 15,500 other runners. There were 9,371 runners completing the race within the 7-hour time limit, and of those finishers, 4,647 were women. Washburn placed 5,224th overall; 1,964th in the women’s category; and 285th in her age division, which consisted of 665 finishers. Washburn completed the race in 4 hours: 58 minutes: 59 seconds. James placed 8,053rd overall; 3,669th in the women’s category; and 754th in her age division, which consisted of 877 finishers. James completed the race in 6 hours: 11 minutes:06 seconds.

Both runners shared the following sentiments, “It was great fun. The support for the runners was tremendous! It was a great experience.” Congratulations to Billie Washburn and Christy James!