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Williams ready for New York debut

Only three races into marathon career, former college track champ is confident

Updated: October 29, 2013, 12:21 AM ET
By Brian Metzler | Competitor.com

Alisha Williams was one of the 40,000 or so runners who was scheduled to run the New York City Marathon last fall before the race was canceled at the last moment due to the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. Williams made the most out the situation, however, extending her training by another month and winning the Cal International Marathon with a personal-best time of 2:34:57.

The 31-year-old lives and trains in Colorado Springs, where she runs with several runners in the American Distance ...

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