las0127 - Maggie mentioned what an idiot she looked like on live TV at the beginning of the Competition because
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she thought she was supposed to hold on to the metal pole AND the key, and her legs could not reach the dial. They started laughing at her and said yeah that was funny. M said I'm sure my parents loved that.
There are several different competitions within the NY marathon including one that's a race between a resident of each of the five boroughs so it's possible that her cousin won one of the sub-competitions