Ten Local Runners to take part in Boston Marathon 17 Apr 14

Ten Local Runners are headed to Boston to run in the annual Boston Marathon.  This years event has more meaning with the one year anniversary of the attacks, but the qualifying standards to get into the marathon are still the same.  Lori Fischer of Stewart is one of the runners competing and she says those standards include a qualifying time, but also a kind of lottery as well.  She says runners with better qualifying times can force out other runners.  Also competing Monday in the Marathon in addition to Fischer are: Kim Brekke of Atwater, Blake Butler of Waconia, Shelly Diener of Waconia, Eric Januszewski of Grove City, Sarah Foley of Cologne, Jesse Loether of Watertown, Annie Mahoney of Hutchinson, Mark Martinsen of Hamburg, and Jody Zylstra of Annandale.