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Jackie Pirtle-Hall From Missouri Wins the 2019 Disney Princess Half Marathon at Walt Disney World

This weekend was the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend at Walt Disney World.  The events included kid races, 5K, 10K and the main event, the half marathon.  Per updates from Orlando Sentinel, Jackie Pirtle-Hall was the overall winner for the half marathon with a time of 1 hour, 18 minutes and 30 seconds.  The next best time was from Bianca Toldeo, who had a time of 1 hour, 22 minutes and 52 seconds.  Jackie is from Missouri and has been running since the 5th grade.   She participated in the 2012 Olympic Marathon Trials and ended up placing 70th.  She will be participating in the Olympic Marathon Trials again in 2020.

 

 

Jackie, who wasn’t as used to the heat of Florida, told the Orlando Sentinel, “It was weird for me that I was sweating. I was like, ‘Why am I sweating?’ I haven’t done that in about five months, because it has been a really harsh, cold winter.”  I am sure that it would be a little difficult for a runner to adjust to warmer temperatures when they had to train in the cold.  It didn’t seem to negatively affect her since she still finished with an amazing time and took the overall win.

Who out there participated or had a loved one participating in the race events this year?  We’d love to hear how they finished!

Photo and Source Credit: Orlando Sentinel

About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at http://magicalvacationplanner.com/staff/christy-caby/ or look for me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/christy.caby. Have a magical day!