A big performance by one of our own at last weekend's California International Marathon from Folsom to Sacramento, California.
Heather Lieberg of Helena had an incredible race. Moving up throughout the run, she finished as the 8th woman in 2:39:55. That's right - a sub-2:40 marathon. Very, very impressive. Outside of Debbie Raunig in her heyday (mid-80's) and Julie Brown (late 70's to mid 80's), I'm not sure that any other Montana woman has run a sub-2:40. This time qualifies her for the 2016 Olympic Trials Marathon. Way to go Heather.
Alan King of Billings also went to CIM. He hit his first half at just under 1:12 (right on 2:24 to 2:25 goal pace). But, he was hit with some cramping; and, ultimately he was pulled from the course due to hypothermia. Tough day for Alan; but, he's clearly due to hit that fast marathon that he has inside of him.
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