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Nichole Porath competes at the 2012 Olympic trials Saturday in Houston. Porath finished 69th in the marathon with a time of 2 hour, 44 minutes, 12 seconds. Photo by Nathan Porath

Porath exceeds own expectations

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Nichole Porath wanted to finish in the top 100 runners in the marathon at the Olympic trials Saturday in Houston and she exceeded her expectations.


Porath, a full-time financial analyst for Red Wing Shoe Co., ran 26.2 miles in 2 hours, 44 minutes, 12 seconds to place 69th. The time was her personal best even though she said it wasn't her best race.

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Chris Harrell
Chris Harrell is a sports reporter for the Red Wing Republican Eagle. Previously, he interned at the St. Paul Pioneer Press and The Daily Caller in Washington, D.C. For updates on local sports, follow Chris on Twitter at @RECHarrell.
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