Rogers talks about last year's Olympic Trials final where contact between her, Brenda Martinez and Alysia Montano kept any of them from making the team.
Usually behind the scenes, Merhawi found himself in the spotlight as he took on Nike over the Boris Berian contract dispute. Read how Merhawi got his start as Meb's agent and has expanded his roster so he'll have 4 Olympians in Rio.
Before getting Joe Vigil as her coach, Martinez was without a sponsor and rejected by multiple training groups. She and her husband struggled to make it financially and they had to hop track fences at night to do workouts.
Heather Kampf, Gabe Grunewald, Morgan Uceny also in the field.
*Video Interview With Meet Director Brian Brown On The Race
Brenda Martinez talked to Treniere Moser pre-race about helping to make it fast, but Moser was treating it as a workout, doubling back from the 800.
Martinez says she's sticking with what's worked in the past 60-70 mpw and 3 workouts per week week.
She also won the 200 in 22.42 beating pros Phyllis Francis and English Gardner. Canada’s Andre DeGrasse won the men's 100 with a very wind-aided (4.0m/s) 9.87 and went on to run a legal 20.16 to win the 200, tying the Canadian NR. *MB: Prandini Oregon 10.92 Legal wind
Distance Results / Highlights: Brandon McBride Runs 1:46.28 To Beat Brandon Johnson And Erik Sowinski; Brenda Martinez 2:00.83
The record is 14:46 by Meseret Defar at Carlsbad 2006. Brenda Martinez and Denna Kastor are also racing. Kastor will shoot for the Masters record of 15:48 by Colleen De Reuck from 2004.
Last weekend Tully almost beat out Brenda Martinez on the anchor leg for the DMR world record.
She says she's "a little obsessed by it" and even though she's an 800/1500 runner, she's doing a decent amount of strength work like 14-mile runs at 6-minute pace and 80 mile weeks. She's coached by Joe Vigil who just coached Diego Estrada to a 61:51 half-marathon.
Martinez will run a leg on the New Balance team that will try and break the DMR world record.
She has a rescue cat that invited itself into her house and never left, doesn't like cereal and wants to run the NYC Marathon one day./
Ethiopia's 3:59 woman Dawit Seyaum leads 1500 field against Brenda Martinez. Men's 800 has Kenya's Olympic bronze medalist Timothy Kitum, 1:42.84-man Ferguson Cheruiyot and World Junior champ Alfred Kipketer, the 2014 world junior champion.
Article looks at her beginnings as a talented, but under-hyped high schooler who didn't attract a ton of attention from college coaches.
Bernard Lagat, Evan Jager, Leo Manzano, Jenny Simpson, Brenda Martinez and Shalane Flanagan make their list.
The top 3 in the women's 800 went sub-2 with Caster Semenya way back in 9th with 2:06.35. Kenya's Robert Biwott won the 800 in 1:44.75, the Netherlands' Sifan Hassan won the 1500 in 4:01.79 as GB's Laura Muir was 2nd (4:02.91). Ashton Eaton ran a big PB of 49.07 in the 400H to finish 2nd to World silver medalist Javier Culson (48.66).