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Lehmkuhle will be among a deep field of international competitors at
the 2011 Virgin London Marathon on Sunday, April 17. The elite men’s race
starts at 9:45 a.m. (elite women at 9:00 a.m.) followed by some 50,000
landmarks and ends at Buckingham Palace. He has a best in the marathon of
2:12:24 which he set at Boston in 2010 when he finished ninth overall. “I
wanted to get on a course that gave me the best chance to run in the 2:10 to
2:11 range and something that would more closely simulate the flatish course
that the 2012 U.S. Trials will be run on,” Lehmkuhle told Down the Backstretch
earlier this month.
Championships in January with a time of 1:02:49, was first in the Ohme 30 km
Road Race in Japan in February with a time of 1:32:08, and was 16th at the NYC
Half Marathon in March with a time of 1:02:58.
and was a rabbit for a 2:11 pace group at the London Marathon in 2008. He
finished fifth in the 2007 U.S. Olympic Men’s Marathon Trials and ninth in the
2004 Marathon Trials. He plans to compete in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Men’s
Marathon Trials, which will be held next January in Houston.
Gabrielson finished sixth in 30:08 (winning time was 29:26) at the SPAR
Great Ireland Run 10k in Dublin on April 10. Carlson was a last minute
addition to the field and was able to join Gabrielson at the starting line on
Sunday. Almost 8,000 runners finished the race which is known as the
country’s premier 10k run and is the site of the Irish 10k National
Paul. Formed in 2001, the purpose of the training center is to improve the
competitiveness of post-collegiate American distance running and to develop
Olympians. The athletes are coached by Dennis Barker, head cross country
and track coach at Augsburg College in Minneapolis. Team USA Minnesota’s
major sponsor is Life Time Fitness (www.lifetimefitness.com) and its
silver sponsor is Twin Cities In Motion (www.mtcmarathon.org). It is also
supported by the New York Road Runners and the USA Distance Project. For
more information, visit the team’s web site at www.teamusaminnesota.org.
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