|Top: Pauline Curley INPHO Bottom: WBC Superbantamweight via Alicia's Twitter|
What a week for older women in sport; the fastest Irishwoman at the Dublin marathon was 46, and last night two women in their 40s battled for a WBC world title. This week's video is dedicated to them.
Some inspiration for anyone feeling the pinch from a cold winter, if they can do why can't you?
Pauline Curley crossed the marathon finsh line at 2.49:29 not long behind the women's winner from Ukraine Natalyia Lehonkova at 2.31. I'm hoping to talk to her on this blog soon, and bring you some tips.
Jamaican Alicia "Slick" Ashley entered the record books taking the WBC Super-bantamweight world title in New York aged 48 last night. Her opponenet from Monaghan here in Ireland was Christina McMahon (40) whose last outing was winning the WBC Interim belt at bantamweight against a much younger Zambian opponent.
I'm a big fan of Christina's but the night definitely belonged to Alicia. This video below was shot earlier at the famous Gleason's Gym in New York. She's talking about moving from dancing to boxing, and why she still has the passion.
Best part for me was when she leans her leg up against the top of the ring-pole, saying: "I tend to be a boxer, not a brawler in the ring, that's why they call me Slick".
(Photos and video from last night's fight on @Girlboxingnow Twitter. )
Alicia "slick" Ashley from haimy assefa on Vimeo.