The Real Winners From The Trials
LRC Abbey D’Agostino Is An Olympian – Emily Infield And Molly Huddle Will Only Race The 10,000 In Rio
M1,500 Matthew Centrowitz Delivers Again As Ben Blankenship Gets Revenge By Edging Leo Manzano For Final Olympic Spot (article updated) Centrowitz (3:34.09) took down the U.S. championship record in a fast race as Robby Andrews took second (3:34.88). Just as in 2015, it was Blankenship and Manzano battling to the finish, with Blankenship turning the tables for third in 3:36.18 to Manzano’s 3:36.62.
LRC W1,500 Women’s 1,500m: Jenny Simpson Wins Convincingly, Rowbury 2nd, And Brenda Martinez Makes It To Rio (article update) The real drama here was for third. Brenda Martinez got the storybook ending she wanted as former world #1 Morgan Uceny came up just short in her own bid for redemption.
LRC W5,000 Molly Huddle Completes 10k/5k Double; Shelby Houlihan, Kim Conley, Abbey D’Agostino Going To Rio (article updated) Huddle was dominant as Houlihan and Conley took 2-3. Huddle and 4th placer Emily Infeld are only doing the 10K, so 5th placer D’Agostino gets a ticket to Rio.
LRC 12 Minutes With Matt Centrowitz After He Won Olympic Trials 1,500
Previous Trials News
LRC Take The Tour: What’s It Like To Make Team USA? The sad truth is not everyone can achieve their Olympic dreams, but at least now you can get a glimpse of what it would be like to make Team USA.
LRC US Olympic Trials Women’s 1,500 Preview: Simpson & Rowbury Should (Probably) Make It? Who Will Emerge In The Battle For Third? Brenda Martinez is doubling back from the 800. Morgan Uceny is the defending Trials champ. Cory McGee made the World Indoors team. Which one will step up? And how will 4:07 HS junior Kate Murphy fare against the pros?
LRC US Olympic Trials Men’s 1,500 Preview: Can Anyone Stop Centro? And Will Anyone Else Get The Standard? Only five guys – Matthew Centrowitz, Kyle Merber, Ben Blankenship, Robby Andrews and Leo Manzano – have the Olympic standard. Unless someone runs faster than 3:36.20 this week, three of those five will be your team to Rio.
LRC US Olympic Trials Men’s 5,000 Final Preview: Who Will Close Best In A Wide-Open Race? Ryan Hill is the defending champ but bombed in his only race outdoors. Galen Rupp looked shaky in the prelims. Ben True, Hassan Mead and Eric Jenkins all struggled in the 10k. Bernard Lagat is 41 years old. This race is full of question marks, which makes for a compelling final.