His head was focused on the 26.2 miles before him. But Jemil Kassahun's heart was elsewhere as toed the line for the start of the American Discovery Trail Marathon.
He really wanted to run a qualifying time for the Boston Marathon. And he nailed it. Kassahun, 18, a student at the University of Colorado, ran from Palmer Lake to America the Beautiful Park in Colorado Springs to win the ADT Marathon in 2 hours, 50 minutes, 21 seconds.