I posted a few weeks back about the athletic abilities of the 2012 Republican presidential candidates.
Looks like Sarah Palin is upping the ante on athletic ability.
After giving a speech at a Tea Party rally in Iowa over the Labor Day weekend, Palin ran a half-marathon in 1:46:10, an average pace of 8:06 minutes per mile.
The time is about 3 minutes faster than GOP Candidate Rick Perry‘s last half marathon, in 2009, and just a minute slower than Perry’s recent half marathon PR, set in 2006.
The race was the “Jump Right in and Run” half marathon and it was sponsored by the Storm Lake Running Club. According to The Huffington Post, Palin registered for the race under her maiden name, Sarah Heath and listed her hometown as Des Moines, Iowa.
Palin…uh, make the Heath, placed second in the 40- to 49-year-old age-group.
Palin even wrote a thank you letter to Storm Lake on her Twitter page.
“Thank you, Storm Lake, Iowa. You put on a great event & we loved meeting some great folks in your beautiful town today!”
Hannah Campbell of the Storm Lake running club told the Des Moines Register that she didn’t know Palin had registered for the race.
“No one in our planning committee knew…,” Campbell said.