Jason Hartmann runs away
from the field at the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon
Corvallis, OR, October 4, 2009—Team Strands (sponsored by PUMA) athlete Jason Hartmann
ran away from the field in the last 5 km at the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon
to claim the overall title in a personal best 2 hours, 12 minutes, 9 seconds.
Hartmann paced himself a few seconds of the lead pack for
much of the race, before making a decisive move to the front on Summit Avenue
in Saint Paul, dropping the 2004 Twin Cities Marathon Champion Augsutus
Mbusya of Kenya (2:13:03), John
Njorge (2:13:26), and Joseph
Mutinda (2:13:47). It was the first
marathon for Hartmann since his 2:15:27 tenth place finish in the Olympic
The win caps an strong road-racing season for Hartmann,
which included a runner-up finish in the USA 25 km Championships, ninth place
in the USA 10 km Championships, a sixth place finish in the USA 20 km
Championships last month.
Team Strands athletes Mike Sayenko
Reneau (48:53), and Josh Glaab
(49:20) raced in the US 10-mile Championships, placing 11th, 15th
and 18th, respectively.
Complete results for the 10-mile Championships are available
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