US Olympic Marathon Trials

US Olympic Marathon Trials

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.
February 26, 2020

Ed Eyestone Thinks Galen Rupp Might Be Vulnerable In Atlanta and Isn't Giving Him "Golden Ticket" To Tokyo

While Eyestone is full of praise for his rival college coach Mike Smith for agreeing to coach Galen Rupp and says he doesn't think Rupp was doing anything "nefarious" while under Salazar, he does think Rupp is vulnerable on Saturday. "I think that Wardy is going to be a factor as long as his stomach’s fine and everything’s going according to plan." *MB: Is Galen Rupp vulnerable on Saturday? Ed Eyestone thinks Jared Ward has a shot at beating him
February 26, 2020

2020 Olympic Marathon Trials Preview: The Women's Underdogs

The group of underdogs is pretty darn talented. It includes an Olympic medalist, a trained firefighter who was third in last year's USA 10k on the track, a woman who was 4th in Chicago last year and lives off the grid in Idaho, a 42-year-old mother of three who was 6th at Worlds last year, and a nine-time US champion who grew up as one of 32 siblings in Kenya.
February 24, 2020

2020 Olympic Marathon Trials Preview: The Men's Underdogs - From Bernard Lagat to Jim Walmsley

The odds are the Olympic team will consist of 3 of the "Big 4" of Rupp, Korir, Fauble and Ward, but here are 26 underdogs with a chance if 2 of the 4 falter. From 45-year old Bernard Lagat to 24-year old Jerrell Mock, meet those with "a chance."
February 20, 2020

Defending Champion Amy Cragg Withdraws from 2020 US Olympic Marathon Trials

A source close to Cragg said her withdrawal is the result of adrenal fatigue as a result of the Epstein-Barr virus.