Former Farmington resident Kevin Eastler is headed back to the Olympics, and will make a stop in Brazil along the way.

Eastler, a captain in the Air Force, and his teammate, two-time Olympian Tim Seaman, finished 1-2 in the 20-kilometer racewalk at the Pan-American Racewalk Cup qualifying trials recently, finishing more than three minutes ahead of the third-place walker.

The pair qualified for the race scheduled for April in Balneario Camboriu, Brazil, and both of their times were better than the Olympic ‘B’ standard.

Both are eligible to participate in the 20-kilometer racewalk at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

Eastler had already qualified for the Olympics in the 50-kilometer race by winning the National Championships in that discipline in late January.

University of Maine freshman Lauren Forgues of Boothbay took a gold medal in the junior women’s division, and will join Eastler and Seaman in Brazil.

The junior 10k race was combined with both the boys and girls competing together, and Forgues finished 3rd overall.

, besting all but two of the junior men’s division competitors.

Forgues recently won bronze in the USATF one mile racewalk championship at the 100th anniversary Millrose Games at Madison Square Garden in New York, and was the silver medalist at the USATF National Indoor 3-kilometer racewalk championship at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston.


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