Scott Fauble, Matt Llano and Scott Smith to run the
Mainova Frankfurt Marathon
HOKA NAZ Elite trio will look for fast times on historic course
FLAGSTAFF (AZ) – August 1, 2017 – HOKA ONE ONE Northern Arizona Elite has announced today that three of its athletes; Scott Fauble, Matt Llano and Scott Smith, will all compete at the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon on October 29.
Frankfurt will be the fifth career marathon for Llano, who owns a personal best of 2:12:28 from the 2015 BMW Berlin Marathon. The 29-year-old also finished sixth place at the 2016 USATF Olympic Trials Marathon.
Smith’s last marathon was a 14th place effort at the Olympic Trials. Since that time he has lowered his 10,000 meter personal best to 28:24.27 and his half marathon best to 1:02:34.
For Fauble, Frankfurt will serve as his debut marathon. The 25-year-old burst onto the professional scene in 2016 with several high-level performances including a fourth place finish at the 2016 Olympic Track and Field Trials over 10,000 meters.
HOKA NAZ Elite coach Ben Rosario said the trio wanted to run together and chose Frankfurt for its history as a flat, fast course,
“These three guys train really well together so it’s our belief that they will enjoy racing together as well,” Rosario said. “We have heard nothing but great things about the Frankfurt race organizers, about the event as a whole and we all know the course is fast so the choice was pretty easy.”
The Frankfurt course is widely considered one of the fastest routes in the world of marathon running. The 2011 edition of the race saw Kenyan star Wilson Kipsang run 2:03:42, four seconds off the World Record at the time. In 2016, American Bobby Curtis ran 2:11:20 at Frankfurt, the third-fastest U.S. time of the year.
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