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Vasque employee headed to Olympic Women's Marathon Trials this weekend

Jan 11, 2012

We want to wish good luck to our employee, Nichole Porath, as she heads to the 2012 Women’s Olympic Marathon Trials this weekend! You may remember Porath from our blog last Spring on her outstanding performance at the Twin Cities Marathon. Since then, Porath has continued to work with coach, Jerry Schaubach and was able to shave 11 minutes off of her marathon PR in the past year. She ran Grandma’s Marathon in 2:44:46 this year qualifying for the 2012 US Women’s Olympic Marathon Trials in Houston this weekend.

This year is the first year that the men's and women's marathoners will compete on the same course. Porath will be one of 223 women going after 3 spots for the 2012 Olympics in London. NBC will broadcast two hours of same-day coverage from 3-5 p.m. ET, which is the first time both men's and women's trails have been broadcast on TV the same day. 

To learn more about Nichole’s journey to the Olympic Trials visit her blog: http://www.nicholerunning.blogspot.com/

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