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OKC Memorial Marathon: Edmond's Jake Buhler outdistances the field

Jake Buhler's first experience with the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon came in the half-marathon last year. He set a goal to win the full marathon this year
by Ed Godfrey Published: April 29, 2012

/articleid/3671006/1/pictures/1707661">Photo - Jake Bohler of Edmond wins the the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 29, 2012. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Jake Bohler of Edmond wins the the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 29, 2012. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

“I was making sure he didn't go out too quickly and mostly making sure he was relaxed,” said Faulkner, a long distance runner who is training for a marathon next weekend in Lincoln, Neb. “Then I just said “Go get it, man. You are real strong today.' He was out to win it and he deserved it. He kicked butt.”

Buhler said the weather for Sunday's race was “a little hot and humid for my liking but it's still pretty good. Overall, I felt pretty good.”

Buhler and Faulkner train together and run every Sunday from Edmond to Guthrie and back, logging many miles on Oklahoma's dirt roads.

“I just run as much as I can,” Buhler said. “I've been out of college running for about two years so I just continue to put down some miles. Hopefully one day I will make the Olympic trials.”

by Ed Godfrey
Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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