Monday, April 21, 2008

Hooray for women!

This weekend saw some great accomplishments by some very accomplished women... First, Danica Patrick became the first woman to win an Indy car race. After bursting onto the scene three years ago at the tender age of 23, her racing skill was nearly overshadowed by her enormous marketing potential. She seemed to be at risk of becoming auto racing's Anna Kournikova, but has proven all naysayers wrong. Well done!

Lorena Ochoa scored her fourth consecutive LPGA tour victory, becoming only the fourth woman ever to do so. She joins some pretty elite company: Annika Sorenstam who did it in 2001, and Kathy Whitworth and Mickey Wright who both did it in the '60s.

Last but not least, American Deena Kastor won the marathon at the Olympic trials. I'm hoping that we'll see Hillary keep the momentum rolling by pulling off a victory in the Pennsylvania primaries tomorrow!

1 comment:

Alison said...

whoa, freaky... I actually used the phrase "Indy racing's Anna Kournikova" at some point yesterday! great minds...