Name: Gladys Asiba
Won in: 2007
Running Baltimore marathon in 2010: No.
What she remembers: The finish.
In free time these days: At 33, Asiba recently gave birth, so free time is short -- especially considering that she's actively working on getting back into shape for a possible Olympic run in 2012. “Since I'm doing my training, it's been good looking to the future,” she says. “You can feel the way my body's responding.”
Recent location: Kenya. Asiba grew up in Kisii Land, then moved to Nairobi, where she has lived and trained since 1994.
Diet since Baltimore: “Right now, I can take rice, with beans and some fruit,” Asiba said during a midday interview last Thursday. “When I come from training, I have to take something.” Lunch is usually rice and beans, with occasional meat. Dinner is frequently bread, meat, and greens, along with fruit sometimes.
Extra: Asiba says her training group is widely dispersed, with runners in Kenya, Germany, Canada and the United States. and that her main coach is not always available on-site.
About these posts: We'll be taking a look at the half-dozen most recent marathon winners as the Under Armour Baltimore Running Festival approaches. Exercists will be showing live blog posts and tweets during all Saturday running festival events, with expanded coverage in the baltimoresun.com marathon section. Check back on the blog frequently for updated Baltimore marathon news.