It was a special night for 2015 GO! St. Louis marathon winner Andrea Karl, who was invited to re-enact her finish at the St. Louis Cardinals game on Sunday, April 19 at Busch Stadium. Karl started running from the outfield warning track, crossed home plate and broke the finish line tape, where she was greeted by Olympic Gold Medalist Jackie Joyner Kersee and Mercy Regional President Donn Sorensen.
It was an emotional tribute for Karl, who was applauded by players and more than 40,000 spectators in attendance for the game. She is a doctoral student at Washington University in St. Louis, and new to the elite running scene with two marathon wins in two tries.
Special thanks to Mercy, KMOX Radio, Y98 and the St. Louis Cardinals for coordinating the special honor for Karl.
Watch the video of Karl at Busch Stadium HERE