Sarah Porter runs in New York Marathon with a Washington State of mind
New York Daily News
The largest field in the annals of the ING New York City Marathon – some 47,000 runners - will thunder over the Verrazano Bridge on Sunday Morning. Sarah Porter, a New York marathon rookie in bib No. 121, will stand apart from the herd, the only one in the sweating masses who got here because of her long-distance lineage, and a nasty rooster named Dude. Porter, 22, grew up in Hockinson, Wash., near Vancouver, a rural enough area that the family kept llamas, chickens, a goat and an array of other animals, along with Dude, on their property.