Lindsay Gabow '12, a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army and an intelligence officer at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas, won the Armed Forces Marathon women's championship this fall in conjunction with the Marine Corps Marathon, where she placed second among women overall.
Gabow, in her first competitive marathon, recorded a time of 2:46:34, just 94 seconds over the Olympic Trials qualifying time. She is hoping to reach that mark in another marathon in 2019.
The Marine Corps Marathon, which takes place in Washington, D.C., attracted nearly 21,000 runners this year. Gabow placed 43rd overall and second among women, behind Jenny Mendez Suanca of Costa Rica. As part of the marathon, representatives of each branch of the U.S. military compete for the armed forces championship.
To read more about Gabow's performance, visit the Armed Forces Sports page.
At Loomis and at West Point, where she attended college, Gabow was a stand-out track and cross country athlete. While at Loomis, she earned All-New England honors in both sports. She won the 1500-meter title her senior year at the New England Prep School track championship and placed second in both the 800 meters and the 3000 meters at that same meet. In cross country, she placed sixth at the New England Prep School championship meet her senior year. Gabow received a Founders Prize in 2011 and the Jennie Loomis Prize at Commencement in 2012 for her overall contributions to the school's community.