The lineup of 18-pacers includes Bernard Lagat, Chris Derrick, Andrew Bumbalough, Sam Chelanga and Collis Birmingham.
Defending champ Sam Chelanga is racing as is Aliphine Tuliamuk, who has won 3 straight US road titles. 10
Korir beat out Sam Chelanga by one second as Christo Landry was 3rd. On the women's side, Tuliamuk had a 16-second victory over Emily Sisson. *Full Results
*Hartford Courant Recap: Close Runner-Up Finish Two-Years In A Row For Sam Chelanga
*New Haven Register article
Chelanga ran 48:26, outkicking Silas Kipruto by 1-second as Syracuse Martin Hehir was 3rd (48:29). It was the first American win since Syracuse coach Chris Fox won in 1990. On the women's side Wanjiru beat Buze Diriba by 8-seconds as Maegan Krifchin was the top American in 3rd. *Results
Chelanga got his US citizenship at the end of last year and will make his marathon debut at the Trials.
Many of the elites will "tempo" rather than race, but if everyone ran all-out our money would be on Sam Chelanga and Molly Huddle.
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.
Molly Huddle is the favorite on the women's side as she faces Janet Bawcom, Kara Goucher. Deep races on both sides.
Sam Chelanga and Dathan Ritzenhein were 2-3. Janet Bawcom and Brianne Nelson were 2-3 for the women.
True faces Sam Chelanga, Stephen Sambu and Lawi Lalang while Huddle is up against BAAA Distance Medley champ Mamitu Daska.
Race organizers wanted the race to get back the World 8k record it held for a long time until Sambu ran 22:02 this year. Sam Chelanga was third in 22:45. Susan Jerotich won the women's race in 26:46.
Rupp will face a deep field including Leonard Komon, Sam Chelanga, World bronze medalist Paul Tanui, Olympic 5th placer Bedan Karoki, and sub-27 men Kenneth Kipkemboi, Emmanuel Bett. It was also announced that Mary Cain will race the 800 against Chanelle Price and Maggie Vessey. The men's "B" 800 has Erik Sowinski, Tyler Mulder, Charles Jock, Elijah Greer and Michael Rutt.
He says his goal for 2014 is a sub-60 half.