Known as one of the more tireless players on the WTA Tour, Caroline Wozniacki was always a perfect candidate to complete a Marathon. This was evident when the recent US Open finalist completed the New York City Marathon last Sunday.
Wozniacki completed the 26.2 mile distance in 3 hours, 26 minutes and 33 seconds – averaging 7:53 per mile for the day and even sped up by 40 seconds a minute leading up to the finish line.
“We raise money for kids who have no – or very limited – access to sports,” Wozniacki said. “We make running groups for them so they can go out and get an active lifestyle, enjoy it and have fun. We also teach them about nutrition and healthy living. All of that has shown a big increase in happiness for kids – they get a healthier body, healthier mind, better grades in school. It all goes together.
“I think it’s such a great charity. And we feel like we have to start early – nowadays we have all the computers and technology, but it’s very important the kids still go outside, play and have fun.”
— Caroline Wozniacki (@CaroWozniacki) November 2, 2014
My secret to finishing the marathon…. The carb loading the day before