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ED.ruthergym.png Our state's fastest ironwoman (9:02!) is running in the Olympic Marathon Trials on Saturday.

 

By Kim Zabel (runterraloco.com)

To qualify for the marathon distance at the Olympic Trials, a female runner must finish under a time of two hours and 45 minutes in a qualifying race.

Ruth Brennan Morrey qualified for the 2020 Olympic Trials at the 2019 California International Marathon with a time of 2:43.41.

That’s 1 minute and 19 seconds to spare.

Before the race:
Training for the Olympic Trials ...

Training for a marathon is a formidable challenge for anyone, and Ruth is no different. She attempted to qualify last year at Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth but fell short.  Ruth noticed that her body was struggling and was compelled to build it back up and try again.

By the summer, she had her doubts. READ MORE

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