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Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon: Jake Buhler of Edmond wins second straight marathon

Buhler shaved more than a minute off his winning time from one year ago despite having to take a bathroom break.
by Ed Godfrey Published: April 28, 2013

/articleid/3804373/1/pictures/2038847">Photo - Jake Buhler wins the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2013,  By Paul Hellstern, The Oklahoman
Jake Buhler wins the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 28, 2013, By Paul Hellstern, The Oklahoman

Buhler, 26, easily finished ahead of the pack both years. On Sunday, he didn't see another marathon competitor for the final five miles and finished 10 minutes ahead of the second-place finisher, Daniel Stone.

“I just got in my own zone and stayed relaxed,” he said. “I was pretty hydrated. I had people helping me out along the course (with water) as well as more accessibility to the aid stations this year, which helps a lot.

“Hydration, you got to do through the week. I kind of prepared all week for that.”

Next year, Buhler will have the opportunity to be first man to win three consecutive Memorial Marathons, unless dental school interferes.

“I would love to come back, but we have our licensure board exams always this week, so maybe we will get something worked out,” he said.

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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