Thursday, March 01, 2007

Wells, Johnson Lane High on Boston's USA Championship Startlist

2003 USA Marathon Champion Sara Wells of Team USA Minnesota (pictured) and former Brainerd High School star Turena Johnson Lane are two of the top contenders at next month's 2007 USA Marathon Championship to be held in conjunction with the 111th Boston Marathon. Wells' PR of 2:33:15 ranks her third in the championship field, Johnson Lane's 2:34:43 puts her fifth.

American record-holder Deena Kastor headlines the race. Next year, Boston will host the 2008 Women's Olympic Trials Marathon the day before the running of their traditional race.

Planning to pin on a race number in the Boston men's field this year are Team USA Minnesota's Chris Lundstrom, who finished fourth at the Twin Cities Marathon last fall, and teammate Jason Lehmkuhle. The men's Olympic Trails will be run in New York this November.

Photo courtesy of Team USA Minnesota.

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