US Olympic Marathon Trials

US Olympic Marathon Trials

February 06, 2024

20 Final Thoughts on the 2024 US Olympic Marathon Trials

Could Zach Panning run 2:06? How the heck did Dakotah Lindwurm make the team? Was this the last Olympic Trials? Jonathan Gault shares his thoughts. *MB: Great read: Jonathan Gault's 20 Final Thoughts on the 2024 US Olympic Marathon Trials
February 03, 2024

2024 US Olympic Marathon Trials: Conner Mantz & Clayton Young Go 1-2 as Leonard Korir Rises from the Dead for 3rd

Mantz and Young almost crossed the line together, with Mantz pulling ahead in the final meters. Korir overcame an 18-second deficit at 25 miles to take 3rd.
February 03, 2024

2024 Olympic Marathon Trials: Conner Mantz & Clayton Young Go 1-2 as Fiona O’Keeffe Wins in Debut

Conner Mantz and Clayton Young delivered on the men's side after a gut wrenching run by Zach Panning opened up the race. Fiona O'Keefe is a natural born marathoner.
February 02, 2024

Scott Fauble Says "It Will Take Under 2:08:10 to Make the Team" at 2024 Olympic Marathon Trials

If someone other than Conner Mantz or Clayton Young runs 2:08:10 or faster on Saturday, the US will have three guaranteed men's spots in the Olympic marathon.
February 01, 2024

Meet the 10 Men With an Outside Shot at Making the 2024 US Olympic Marathon Team

On paper, men like CJ AlbertsonFutsum Zienasellassie, and Teshome Mekonen aren't favored to make it to Paris, but one of them could do it with a breakout race in Orlando.
January 31, 2024

2024 Olympic Marathon Trials Preview: Meet the "Big Six" Contenders for Paris

Emily Sisson and Betsy Saina are flying high while there are questions about Aliphine Tuliamuk and Molly Seidel. Pluis who are Rojo's two-wildcards?
January 31, 2024

2024 Men's Olympic Trials Preview: Conner Mantz, Galen Rupp Among Favorites to Make the Team

We've whittled the 214 men's entrants down to eight serious contenders to make the team. Will the favorites deliver or could an outsider sneak onto the team?
January 30, 2024

Previewing the Olympic Marathon Trials Debutants: Paul Chelimo's Coach Says They're Targeting Sub-2:08:10

"There’s only two ways to make this team," says Scott Simmons. "Run under 2:08:10 and finish top 3. Or 2:11:30 and shoot for 1st or 2nd. I don’t think [the second one] is a good strategy." Plus Alistair Cragg raves about how Fiona O'Keefe is a "natural-born marathon runner."
January 28, 2024

Meet Clayton Young: A Rising Star in American Marathoning and an Olympic Trials Favorite

Clayton Young often gets dropped by his training partner, Conner Mantz in practice. That hasn't stopped him from becoming America's #2 seed for the Trials, despite reaching the low point of his pro career less than a year ago when he had knee surgery.
January 23, 2024

Announcement on Olympic Marathon Trials Prize Money Expected by End of Week; Orlando LOC Says It Will Be More than Atlanta 2020

The LOC and USATF are still discussing the issue with an announcement expected by the end of the week. The Trials are 12 days away.
January 10, 2024

USATF Just Updated Its 2024 Olympic Selection Policy. Here's What It Means

The new policy prevents athletes from "chasing" the Olympic standard but otherwise does its best to honor the results of the Olympic Trials when selecting the team.
October 11, 2023

84 Olympic Trials Marathoners Sign Petition Asking Max Siegel to Move 2024 Trials Start Time to 6 A.M.

Emily SissonSara Hall, and Jared Ward are among those who have signed. There will be a Zoom meeting on Thursday between the athletes and USATF CEO Max Siegel on Thursday to discuss the issue. *MB: Jared Ward, Sara Hall and 84 Qualifiers Want Olympic Marathon Trials Start Time Moved to 6 or 7am.
September 07, 2023

USATF Board Member Jim Estes Suing USATF & Max Siegel for Negligence & Defamation

Estes lawsuit stems from USATF's decision to disqualify Chattanooga's bid for the 2024 Olympic Marathon Trials because Estes worked as a consultant on Chattanooga's bid. The idea that Siegel cited that conflict of interest as a deal breaker is laughable to us considering "under (Max) Siegel’s watch, USA Track and Field has awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of business to an Indianapolis marketing firm that once advertised itself as “a Max Siegel company.” *MB: USATF, Max Siegel being sued by Board Member Jim Estes for defamation
September 01, 2022

The 2024 US Olympic Marathon Trials Still Don't Have a Host. Why?

The Trials were supposed to be awarded by July 14. USATF's Adam Schmenk told us why that decision has been delayed.
December 03, 2021

USATF Announces Faster Qualifying Standards of 2:18 and 2:37 for 2024 US Olympic Marathon Trials

The projected decrease in the # of qualifiers is drastic as just 17.7% of the women and 65.0% of the men in 2020 hit these marks. *MB: 2024 Olympic Marathon Trials Standards Are Out: 63:00/2:18:00 for Men, 72:00/2:37:00 for Women.
February 29, 2020

Unsponsored Jake Riley Makes All the Right Moves to Earn Olympic Berth in Atlanta

Jake Riley was a big surprise at the Trials.
February 27, 2020

Analyzing the "Big Five" Women at the 2020 US Olympic Marathon Trials

Jordan Hasay, Sara Hall, Des Linden, Molly Huddle, Emily Sisson: who you got?
February 27, 2020

The Casual Fan's Five-Minute Guide to the 2020 US Olympic Marathon Trials

Quadrennially the Olympics Trials an Olympics give the sport an opportunity to expand its reach and draw in the viewer running has long coveted: the casual sports fan. So please share this preview with your friends.
February 26, 2020

Analyzing the Men's Favorites at the 2020 US Olympic Marathon Trials: Rupp, Korir, Ward, Fauble -- Who Misses Out?

JG makes his Olympic Trials predictions - Rupp, Korir, Ward. JG is impressed by Ward's recent 4 x 2 mile workout at 5000 feet - 9:15/9:08/9:14/9:09.