31-year-old American hoping to make it two in a row in his home state.
Chris Raabe, a Minnesota native now living in Washington, DC, will be returning to his home state this weekend in an attempt to repeat as champion at the 34th Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth.
Raabe, who qualified for the 2012 Olympic Trials with his 2:15:13 victory last year, was the first American to win the race since 1985. After with various injuries over the last year, Raabe is just hoping to put himself in position to contend for the repeat win tomorrow.
“My goal is to be in contention late in a race, like the last 10 kilometers of a marathon,” Raabe told the Duluth News Tribune. “By 21 miles I had to start thinking that maybe I could win. I wanted to hold things together and not completely fall apart.”
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