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One for the U.S.A.

Posted Jun 23 2009 6:54pm

This happens so seldom I thought it deserved some play. Christopher Raabe posted a 2:15:13 at the Grandma’s Marathon to beat an elite field of Kenyans and Ethiopians. He is the first American to win the race since 1995.

Raabe didn’t exactly come out of nowhere. He finished 16th in the 2008 Olympic trials for the marathon, but his victory on an unexpectedly hot day in Duluth was a major upset.

Dad Bill is no slouch himself, finishing the half in 1:24:25.

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