Heart of America won by marathon rookie from Columbia

Monday, September 7, 2009 | 1:37 p.m. CDT; updated 7:53 p.m. CDT, Monday, September 7, 2009

COLUMBIA — Even before he started his workday, Ryan Hauser had already accomplished a lot. The assistant manager at Menards ran and won his first marathon Monday, when he competed in the Heart of America race. Hauser finished in 2:53:05.