Congratulations to Kim Smith, Winner of the Disney Princess Half Marathon

Olympian, Kim Smith won this weekend’s Disney Princess Half Marathon event.  She entered the marathon as a nice training event for the upcoming London Marathon.  Not only did she get to train, she won the 13.1 mile marathon and set the new course record.  She completed the marathon in 1:11:49.


Her time shattered the previous record that was set just last yet.  That time was 1:17:38.  Kim 32, is a native of New Zealand, was participating in her first runDisney event.  Her goal was to run the course in 72 minutes and didn’t know what the record was before the race.  Her highlight of the race was running through the Disney theme parks.  The race goes through Epcot and the Magic Kingdom.


Kim, who is an elite runner with New Balance said  “It’s just a lot of fun, It’s definitely a fun event that’s pretty low-key for an elite athlete to do. I’d recommend it to people out there.” Kim hit the finish line almost 15 minutes before all the other runners.  While there can only be one to finish first, all who participated in the marathon are winners.

There was no shortage of runners Sunday who felt the same way Kim did. The 24,000 runners Sunday were part of the 40,000 who participated in various races during the four-day event, which is one of the largest women-focused events in the nation. Many runners took on an even bigger challenge – namely the inaugural Glass Slipper Challenge, which involves running the Disney Princess Enchanted 10K on Saturday before running Sunday’s half marathon. That’s 19.3 miles!

The Main Street Mouse Congratulates all the runners who took part in the marathon.

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