Friday, April 29, 2011

5 Minutes with Desi Davila

It’s been a week since Desi Davila’s oh-so-close runner-up finish at the Boston Marathon. In the intervening time, she’s escaped the underappreciated underdog role and been thrust fully into the limelight, both nationally and back home in Michigan, where she’s appeared on several regional TV shows and will throw out the first pitch at Tuesday night Detroit Tigers game at Comerica Park. RT's editor-at-large Jim Gerweck caught up with her and asked her to reflect on her race and look forward to the run up to the U.S. Olympic trials marathon next January in Houston. Among qualifiers, Davila owns two of the three fastest times. Aside from her 2:22:38 time at Boston last week, Davila also has a 2:26:20 from last fall’s Chicago Marathon under her belt.