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Published January 12, 2012, 01:06 PM

Fergus Falls native qualifies for US Olympic trials

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Eric Loeffler figured his best running days were behind him.

By: Dom Izzo, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Eric Loeffler figured his best running days were behind him. That's not the case for the Fergus Falls native and former Bison runner who has qualified for the U-S Olympic trials in the marathon this weekend in Houston.

ERIC LOEFFLER - Will Run At U.S. Olympic Trials: “You don't fully develop as a distance runner, endurance athlete until long after college years. This blows all of my running career away, this is my Olympics. A lot of people are well-wishing me, realistically I'm two miles behind the guys who can win this race.

Loeffler's not the only local runner, Meg Grindall, former winner of the Fargo Marathon will run in Houston on Saturday.

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