Spokane's Rachel Jaten wins Portland Marathon

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on October 7, 2013 at 9:10 AM

Updated Monday, Oct 7 at 1:00 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. - Spokane's Rachel Jaten was the first woman across the finish line in Sunday's Portland Marathon.

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She finished in 2:42:13.  That time qualifies her to run the marathon in the 2016 Olympic Trials.  The cutoff time to qualify was 2:43:00.  Jaten, 37,  previously ran in in the 2012 Olympic Trials held in Houston.

She is one of the first 20 women to qualify for the Olympic Trials in the marathon since the qualifying window opened in August.

Cincinnati, Houston and Los Angeles are the finalists to host the men's and women's Olympic trial races.

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Jaten works as a delivery person for UPS in Spokane.

She ran her first marathon in 2011.

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