Press Release: Christine Shaw Qualifies for the U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon |


Press Release: Christine Shaw Qualifies for the U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon

For Immediate Release:

December 6, 2016 – Sacramento, CA

Representing Millennium Running’s women’s racing team, Christine Shaw (Manchester, NH) crossed the finish line of the California International Marathon in 2 hours, 42 minutes, and 21 seconds to place as the 13th overall female.

Most most important, Shaw’s time is 39 seconds under the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials standard of 2:43:00.    She will join fellow Millennium Running teammate, Laura Hagley (Hanover, NH) at the 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials which is slated for February 13th in Los Angeles, CA.

Formerly, Shaw Laasko is a native of Fitchburg, MA and was a standout at Boston University.  The 30 year-old now resides in Manchester, NH and is a full-time physical therapist at Apple Therapy Services.





About The Author

John Mortimer is the owner and founder of Millennium Running. His extensive running background began in Londonderry, NH where he was a 12-time NH high school state champion. His running career took him to the University of Michigan where he became a 7-time NCAA All American and was honored as a member of the U of M Hall of Fame. John ran professional runner for Adidas and Reebok, and represented the United States on two occasions as member of Team USA. Before moving back to his home state of New Hampshire to start Millennium Running, John spent 10 years as a college coach at Harvard, Boston College and the University of Kentucky. He currently lives in Bedford, NH with his wife Jennifer and two sons, Jack and Liam.

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