INDIANAPOLIS – Cody Giebelhausen, Michael Braun, and Kevin Tuuk qualified for the Boston Marathon with their performances Saturday at the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon.
Giebelhausen finished 13th out of 124 racers in the 19-24 Age Group and 127th overall out of over 4000 competitors. He finished the 26.2-mile course in 2:57:41 for a 6:47 pace. Braun was seconds behind, coming in at 15th in the same age group and 135th overall in a time of 2:58:19 for a 6:49 pace. Gieblehausen plans to run Boston in 2018, while Braun will put it off until at least then due to a 2017 conflict with USAT Collegiate Club Nationals.
Tuuk and Jason Huber also had strong performances. Tuuk crossed the line in 3:07:27 (7:10 pace) to finish 39th of over 400 competitors in the 40-44 Age Group; he has no plans to return to Boston. Huber finished in 3:16:56 (7:31 pace) to finish 66th in 35-39 to miss Boston qualification by less than two minutes despite missing a month of training due to illness.
Jason Hebel completed the race in 4:48:46, while Kris Hohulin finished her first marathon in 5:28:31.
In the half marathon, Pinkie Roffers completed her first 13.1-mile race in 2:50:52, while Julie Sibley crossed the line in 1:52:16.