Houston Marathon Committee, Inc.

Matt Gabrielson

Residence: Minneapolis, MN
Hometown: Belmond, IA
Age on race day: 33

Best Qualifying Performance: 2:13:28, Duluth, 2011
PRs: Half-Marathon, 1:03:44 (2010); Marathon, 2:13:28 (2011)
Olympic Trials Marathon History: Debut

Career Highlights:

36th – 2009 IAAF World Championships Marathon (2:18:41)
2nd – 2008 USA Men’s Marathon Championships (Twin Cities, 2:17:38)
2nd – 2005 USA Half Marathon Championships (Aramco Houston, 1:04:06)
6th – 2011 Grandma’s Marathon (2:13:28 PB)
3-time member U.S. Cross Country Team, 2005-07

Additional Highlights:


5th – Zappos.com Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon (1:04:19)
4th – Manchester Road Race
5th – USA 25K Championships


9th – USA Half Marathon Championships (Aramco Houston, 1:03:44 PR)


10th, USA 25K Championships
4th – Grandma’s Half Marathon (1:05:36)

Of Note:

Gabrielson’s 2:13:28 at Grandma’s Marathon in June was a PB by more than four minutes; he says the result has revitalized his career … Graduated from Drake University in 2000 and began running for Team USA Minnesota in 2001 … Is new head coach of women’s cross country at Edina High School, a Twin Cities suburb … Recently married Julie Schwengler, who competed in track for the University of Minnesota and is now participant services and events manager for Twin Cities In Motion, which puts on the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon and other area events.

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