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#Inspiring: Despite brain tumor, Olympic Trials vet keeps running:

By Scott Douglas Johanna Olson placed 46 at the 2008 Olympic Marathon Trials. Photo Victah Sailer Johanna Olson, who qualified for the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Marathon Trials, will run the Twin Cities Marathon on October 7, The Republic reports . That sentence might not seem noteworthy until you realize that Olson will be doing so with a brain tumor that has doubled in size since July. Olson, 33, was first diagnosed with the tumor when she was a top runner at Luther College in Iowa. After treatment, the tumor waned. In 2000, Olson won the 2000 Division III national cross country title. After college, she became a member of Team USA Minnesota, turned to marathons, set a PR of 2:43:27 and ran in two Olympic Trials. In 2009, a CT scan showed the tumor had returned. Olson has had two surgeries since then. Following surgery in September 2011, Olson started daily low-dose chemothe...

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