Kenya won the overall team race with USA Red (Estrada, Scott Fauble - 6th and Abdi Abdirahman - 8th) finishing second.
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*Full Men's Results *Full Women's Results
“You know, before Chicago—and even now—there are guys that I just don't feel like I’m in their league. Dathan, Meb, Abdi. They are solid, they have experience, they’ve done it before. They have wisdom.”
Abdi said he was training hard for the Trials and was confident of qualifying, but picked up an injury. He still might run a spring marathon and is even talking about the 10K on the track. "“Everything good comes to an end but this isn't the end."
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“I honestly believe that I had the best chance of anyone in that trials of making the team because I have put all my eggs in one basket for such a long time."
“... Everything good comes to an end but this isn't the end. I just have to focus on the next chapter of my career and gear up for the next marathon and then the 10K.”
The elite relay race will have a man and woman each run 13.1. Others racing include Abdi Abdirahman, Annie Bersagel, Sam Chelanga, Molly Huddle, Desi Linden, Luke Puskedra, Becky Wade, Jared Ward, Meb Keflezighi and Deena Kastor.
Men will hand off to women with each runner doing 13.1. Field also includes Deena Kastor, Abdi Abdirahman, Annie Bersagel, Luke Puskedra, Becky Wade and Jared Ward.
Molly Huddle is the favorite on the women's side as she faces Janet Bawcom, Kara Goucher. Deep races on both sides.
Abdi Abdirahman was fifth (29:50.78). *Results
Ward added another US title to the one he won at the LA Marathon as he beat Christo Landry by 5-seconds. Abdi Abdirahman was another 25-seconds back in 3rd. Sara Hall was a distant 2nd in the women's race. *Full Results
Also in the field are Fernando Cabada and Brett Gotcher. Abdi just came back from Ethiopia (his first visit to Africa since he left at age-5). There he trained with Mo Farah and says, “It was mind blowing to see the speed and intensity and mileage that Mo did there in Ethiopia. My training was wonderful, too. It was the first time I had been back to Africa since leaving at age five. The first couple weeks were tough, because I got sick, but the last three weeks things came along very well. Mo always said to come train with him when he went to Kenya, and this year I said I’d go. So when he called in January, and said, ‘let’s go to Ethiopia,’ I was there.”
Abdi is only the 2nd American men's distance runner to compete in four Olympics.
Also in the field are Chris Solinsky and Abdi Abdirahman. The women are led by Molly Huddle who faces Mary Wacera, Gemma Steel, Betsy Saina, Jordan Hasay and more.
*Full Elite Fields
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Also on the men's side is Fernando Cabada and Shadrack Biwott while the women's field includes Jen Rhines, Mattie Suver and Adriana Nelson.