Peter Gilman, 34 of Rochester, MN won today's Fargo Marathon, which is impessive, but not as newsworthy as the fact that he broke the Fargo Marathon record by nearly six minutes.
Any time someone can set that type of record, it's worth recognition. Even if it's from far-away San Jose.
Gilman is no new-comer to pushing himself. In the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Men’s Marathon, he placed 82nd out of the 134 men to started the race. In a world-stage setting, this is no small accomplishment.
Here are links to coverage about Gilman:
Here's a nice link to an interview from 2006 in Running Minnesota blog
Here's a link to the marathon with course information, race information, sponsors, etc
UPDATE & EDIT - Be sure to note the comment below from the former record holder - Eric Sondag - and his great words to and about Gilman.