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Sports - August 12, 2011

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MARATHON RUNNER . . . Stanford grad Lauren Fleshman is one of several runners who will make their marathon debuts at the ING New York City Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 6, it was announced by New York Road Runners president and CEO Mary Wittenberg. Fleshman, a two-time 5,000 meter USA champion, five-time NCAA champion, and 15-time All-American, hopes to parlay the marathon training into an Olympic berth in the 5,000. The 29-year-old Eugene, OR resident won the 5,000 meters at the Aviva London Grand Prix last weekend. "My dream for the past 11 years has been to do something special with the 5,000 meters in the 2012 Olympics," Fleshman said. "I know I need to get a lot stronger, so it became obvious that I need to throw some new wood on the fire. I've seen the marathon work its magic on many women I admire, and I'm convinced: Nothing will change my physiology, stretch my mind and freshen my perspective more than running the ING New York City Marathon." Fleshman will also represent Team USA in the 5,000 at the IAAF World Outdoor Track and Fields Championships, which begin Aug. 27 in Daegu, Korea. Stanford grad Jillian Camarena-Williams is also on the team in the shot put.

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