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Belated Gratitude for the US Olympic Marathon Trials

Molly Seidel and Aliphine Tuliamuk in the final miles of the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in Atlanta, February 29, 2020.

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Why it Matters

Brenda Martinez edges out Amanda Eccleston for 3rd in the women’s 1500m final. “I was thinking, no matter what I have to get to the finish line […] Over the last two hurdles I thought, I’m getting over this and … Continue reading

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Above the Fray

“Was he of this earth? Could it really be this much of a joke to him, running this pace without a care in the world?” – John L. Parker, Once a Runner Another evening in Eugene, and another half dozen … Continue reading

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The Olympic Trials – Day 3

Three days in, The U.S. Olympic Track and Feld Trials is reminding us all why it’s the most exciting, dramatic, and poignant track event of the quadrennium. Unlike the Olympics and World Championships, which are all about medal counts and … Continue reading

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The Awesome Uncertainty of the 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials

Pete Pfitzinger leading the 1984 Olympic Trials Marathon At 10:00 a.m. Saturday morning in Los Angeles, the United States will select three men and three women to compete in the marathon at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Prestige marathons … Continue reading

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Is Rupp the Favorite?

“I think he’s the best marathoner in America right now, though he has never even run one.” – Toni Reavis (“Rupp is In!“) What was only a tantalizing possibility has become a reality: Galen Rupp, America’s best 10K runner and … Continue reading

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Almost Famous

“The marathon trials are the average runner’s version of the Olympic Games.” Jill Geer, spokeswoman for USATF.

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A Year of Running Dangerously

It takes a long time and a lot of miles to be in the best shape of your life, but it only takes a moment for all of that work to be put in jeopardy.

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