2016 US Olympic Marathon Trials

2016 US Olympic Marathon Trials

February 13, 2016

America's Next Great Marathoner Arrives as Galen Rupp Dominates Olympic Trials in Debut; Meb Keflezighi, Jared Ward Grab Final Two Spots on Team USA

Rupp (2:11:12), Keflezighi (2:12:20) and Ward (2:13:00) is your team to Rio as Luke Puskedra (2:14:12) and Tyler Pennel (2:14:57) just miss out.
February 12, 2016

Final Athlete Roll Call Before the Trials: Meb, Shalane, Ritz, Amy Cragg, Jeff Eggleston, and Scott Smith Talk Everything Olympic Marathon Trials

There are no more press conferences. It is time for the Trials! What does the overlooked #4 seed in the men's race think about being slighted?
February 11, 2016

Desi Linden, Annie Bersagel, Kellyn Taylor And Becky Wade Ready to Rumble At Olympic Marathon Trials

Video interviews with some of the top contenders.
February 11, 2016

Luke Puskedra, Bobby Curtis, Matt Llano, Elkanah Kibet, Nick Arciniaga, and Fernando Cabada Ready to Rumble At Olympic Marathon Trials

Video with Luke Puskedra, Bobby Curtis, Matt Llano, Elkanah Kibet, Nick Arciniaga, and Fernando Cabada.
February 10, 2016

2016 Women's U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon Preview: Who Are The Leading Underdogs?

We take a look at the underdogs in the field - everyone not named Desi Linden, Shalane Flanagan, Kara Goucher and Amy Cragg. *MB: Women's marathon preview: Will anyone but Linden, Flangan, Goucher or Cragg make the team?
February 09, 2016

Olympic Trials Week is Here!!!! Debates the Women’s Race

Last week LRC debated whether Galen Rupp was the favorite in the men’s race. Now we turn our attention to the women's side. Who's the favorite? Who gets top 3?
February 03, 2016 Debates: Is Galen Rupp The Favorite For The 2016 US Olympic Marathon Trials? Who's Most Likely To Make The Team?

Is Galen Rupp the favorite at the Trials in his debut marathon? We debate that as we start breaking down the Trials.
January 28, 2016

It's Official: Galen Rupp To Run 2016 US Olympic Marathon Trials As Well As World Indoors

Turns out all the speculation (see here, here and here) was true as Rupp will be lining up on the streets of LA next month to make his marathon debut while shooting for an Olympic berth. *15-Minute Video Interview With Rupp Rupp talks about the decision, his training and his plans to run both US and World Indoors after the marathon trials. *MB: BREAKING: Rupp Running USATF Marathon Trials (For REAL)
January 27, 2016

Four More Years: Mike Cassidy Misses Olympic Trials Qualifier, But Finds Victory In The Journey As He Looks On To 2020

Cassidy qualified for the 2012 OT, but fighting back from chronic injury issues saw him come up short for 2016 as he ran 2:21:20 in Houston. Here, he shares that experience and whether you're an OT qualifier, a fellow near misser or a 4-hour marathoner, if you've ever shot for a goal, you'll find meaning in what he says. *LRC Archives: The Time of My Life: Staten Island Native Mike Cassidy Shares His Experience Finishing The NYC Marathon Hand-In-Hand With His Hero Meb Keflezighi Cassidy's essay after the 2013 NYC Marathon generated more than 12,000 Facebook "likes" and is still one of the most popular articles posted on LRC.
January 14, 2016

Less Than A Month From LA 2016, Kevin Hanson & Desi Linden Talk Marathon Trials, Bobby Curtis & Galen Rupp

Linden went into depth about her Trials buildup and the trickiest parts of the LA course, while Hanson discussed Linden and Bobby Curtis before discounting Galen Rupp's chances (should he elect to run) and reminding people why they shouldn't underestimate Jake Riley.
December 10, 2015

73 Americans Pick Up Olympic Standards As IAAF Eases Standards In 17 Events; Should USATF Change The Marathon Trials Standard Accordingly?

Leo Manzano now has the standard but the bigger news is 25 US marathoners now have the Olympic standard but won't even be at the Trials as the US standard is more stringent. Should USATF let them in? Update: USATF may be required to change them due an arbitration ruling. *MB: 25 Americans now have the Olympic standard in marathon but won't be at the Trials. Should USATF let them in?
December 09, 2015

Galen Rupp Is Running A Half Marathon This Sunday; Will He Do The Olympic Marathon Trials?

Is Galen Rupp serious about doing the Olympic Marathon Trials this time? Does he possibly have a better shot at Olympic gold in the marathon than in 10,000? *MB: Galen Rupp Running Half Marathon in Portland This Weekend; Will He Run Marathon Trials?
November 24, 2015

California International Marathon (CIM) PReview: Americans Push For Olympic Trials Qualifier

Kenya's defending champ Jacob Chemtai (2:11:56) faces 2:09-men Kibrom Ghebrezghebher and Elisha Barno. Last year's winner Jane Kibii (2:31:44) leads the women's race against Sarah Kiptoo (2:26:32) and Serkalem Abrha (2:31:39).