Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Kiwi Kim Smith defends on 'home' turf

Kim Smith has found a home away from home in the Whaling City.

A year ago, she entered the New Bedford Half Marathon as a tune-up for the London Marathon and ended up winning the women's title.

This year, she was back again in preparation for another race — next month's Boston Marathon — and she successfully defended her New Bedford championship with a time of 1:09.50 that left her 14th overall in a record field of 2,750 registered runners that eclipsed last year's total of 2,603.