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Posted: May 15, 2009  : Add to Mixx! Subscribe to stories like this

Athletics: Men's marathon team announced for 2009 World Championships

INDIANAPOLIS - USA Track & Field announced Thursday the Team USA men's marathon squad for the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics, to be held in Berlin, Germany, August 15 - 23.

2004 Olympian Dan Browne (San Diego, Calif.) and Nate Jenkins (Lowell, Mass.) qualified for the men's team based on their respective performances at the Olympic Trials Marathon in New York in November 2007. Browne finished sixth in 2:13:23 while Jenkins finished seventh in 2:14:56. Justin Young (Superior, Colo.), was also selected for the team based on his 2:13:54 performance at the 2008 Rotterdam Marathon last April.

Fernando Cabada (Boulder, Colo.) and Matt Gabrielson (Minneapolis, Minn.) round out the Berlin team based on their respective first and second place finishes at the USA Marathon Championships in Minneapolis last October.

The men's team will compete in Berlin on Saturday, August 22

For more information on the IAAF World Championships, visit USATF.org.

About USA Track & Field
USA Track & Field (USATF) is the National Governing Body for track and field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States. USATF encompasses the world's oldest organized sports, some of the most-watched events of Olympic broadcasts, the #1 high school and junior high school participatory sport and more than 30 million adult runners in the United States.

For more information on USATF, visit USATF.org.


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