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Ben Fletcher ’05

Ben Fletcher ’05 is among a record number of runners preparing to travel to Atlanta for Saturday’s Olympic marathon trials to determine who will represent the U.S. in the 26.2-mile race at the 2020 Olympic Games. In a field of 260 men who qualified, the top three finishers will compete in the August marathon in Sapporo, Japan. Although Fletcher’s 2 hours, 16 minutes, 44 seconds qualifying time and his personal record at the California International Marathon in December 2018 is unarguably speedy — his time averages 5:13 per mile — he says many competitors rank even faster. Read more in the Santa Fe New Mexican.