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Meghan Peyton, Dakotah Lindwurm to Compete at the USA Marathon Championships in Sacramento Dec. 2; Tyler Jermann Wins Schaumburg Half Marathon Nov. 24; Joel Reichow, Heather Kampf Win Turkey Day 5k in Mpls

Minneapolis/St. Paul – Nov. 27, 2018 – Team USA Minnesota’s Meghan Peyton and Dakotah Lindwurm will be among the deep field of competitors at the USATF Marathon Championships for men and women that will be held on Dec. 2 in Sacramento.  The championships will be run in conjunction with the 36th annual California International Marathon (CIM) for the second year.
The point-to-point course starts outside of Sacramento and finishes at the State Capitol.  Some 13,000 marathoners have registered for the event which will begin at 7 a.m. (Pacific time).
Peyton, who was the 2013 USATF 20k Champion, has a best in the marathon of 2:37:33 which she set at CIM last year.  Her credentials include three top 10 finishes at the USATF Marathon Championships (2013, 2014 and 2015).  In 2017 she was 14th at the Championships.  She will be seeking an “A” qualifying time of under 2:37 for the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials that will be held in February 2020.
Lindwurm, who at this time last year was just finishing her collegiate running career, will make her marathon debut at CIM.  Since her December 2017 graduation from Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota, she has focused on the roads.  Last spring she won the USATF Minnesota 8k Championships, was first at the Women Run the Cities 10 Mile in Minneapolis, and ran her first half marathon at the Garry Bjorklund Half in Duluth in a time of 1:16:16.
Thanksgiving Weekend Race Results
Tyler Jermann won the Schaumburg Half Marathon Turkey Trot on Nov. 24 in a personal best time of 1:05:16 (previous best was 1:05:57).  Jermann spent the Thanksgiving holiday with family in his hometown of nearby Naperville, Illinois, before running the Schaumburg race which had over 3,900 finishers.  He most recently finished fifth at the Twin Cities Marathon on Oct. 7 and is preparing for the Chevron Houston Marathon that will be held on Jan. 20.
Here at home, six Team USA Minnesota distance runners made a clean sweep at the 30th annual Life Time Turkey Day Minneapolis 5k on Nov. 22.  Joel Reichow and Danny Docherty were first and second in the men’s race with times of 14:35 and 14:36.  In the women’s field, Heather Kampf won for the fourth time with a time of 16:27, followed by Breanna Sieracki in second place in 16:31, Meghan Peyton in third in 16:53, and Emi Trost crossing the finish line in 18:15 for fourth place.
There were over 7,500 participants in the Thanksgiving Day tradition that goes through the streets of downtown Minneapolis.
About Team USA Minnesota
Team USA Minnesota is based in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul.  Founded in 2001, the purpose of the training group is to improve the competitiveness of post-collegiate American distance running and to develop Olympians.  The athletes are coached by Chris Lundstrom.  Team USA Minnesota’s major sponsor is Twin Cities In Motion.  Its silver sponsors are the Houston Marathon Foundation and Twin Cities Orthopedics.  For more information visit the team’s web site at