People get finisher medals at the trials right? That’s the whole reason for running them right?
Mark g. Dorion wrote:
DO NOT COUNT OUT
LAUREN MARTIN MASTERSON (2:31 performer, former Adams State runner, now Trinidad State head coach) and her husband Kyle (also former Adams, also Trinidad State coach) could be fastest husband- wife in Trials.
Also Jim Walmsley getting lots of PR-- great runner but has never finished a standard marathon. But Kyle Masterson was the first U.S. finisher at world ultra champs in Romania, is also currently training for Comrades (90km) in South Africa.
With the hilly Atlanta course, dark horses have a better chance than on many prior Trials routes.
Sounds like this person drank the Adams state koolaid. Probably has a kid on the team and is some crazy ultra fan. Which speaking of ultras... ultras were made because we wanted to keep all the Africans out of a useless distance no one cares about. If there was money in it like the marathon the Africans and everyone else would destroy the US. Get out of here with the first US finisher stuff. You’re glorifying losing.
This is highly underrated.
Shouldn't the question be who is the first non D1 or D2. I'm interested in the non scholarship or non college runners.
Kieran O’Connor placed 24th in 2016. Didn’t run in college, only started running as a post-college adult. PR’s aren’t too impressive, but he’s a grinder and the topography in Atlanta will suit him.
Show me a world where a 64 min 13.1 is "not that impressive" lol
The top DIII veteran will be St. Olaf's own Malcolm Richards (2:13:29)
This one went the way of the form charts, Tyler Pennell, 11th in 2:12:34.