Women’s Race Preview: Too Close To Call

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Serena Burla

 

Serena Burla is a darkhorse heading into Saturday's Trials race. Photo: PhotoRun.net

Age: 27

Residence: St. Louis, Mo.

Marathon PR: 2:35:08

2011 summary: The runner-up at the 2011 half-marathon championships overcame synovial sarcoma—a soft tissue cancer that grew on her right hamstring—in 2010 and raced to her personal best in the marathon last year.

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