For U.S. long-distance runners, New Haven’s 20K road race is known as a good tune-up for fall marathons. This may be the reason it always attracts an impressive domestic field. This year certainly won't be an exception; the 32nd annual Stratton Faxon New Haven 20k, held on Labor Day, will be the 2009 USA 20K Championship race.
Patrick Smyth, Jason Lehmkuhle and Kristen Nicolini Lehmkuhle of Team USA MN, which is often well represented at this race, are on the elite start list this year. We'll focus on Jason Lehmkuhle for this week's question:
Yes/No: Will Jason Lehmkuhle run faster than 60:00 at the New Haven 20k on Labor Day?
Jason Lehmkuhle ran collegiately at Drake University and has run for Team USA MN since 2001. He placed third at the 2007 New Haven 20k in a time of 59:42 and was fifth the year before in 59:55. Lehmkuhle has placed well at many USA Championships over the years with possibly his most impressive being a fifth place finish at the Olympic Trials Marathon in 2008. Currently Lehmkuhle is training for the Twin Cities 10 Miler in October and New York City Marathon in November.
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