Keflezighi Captures Olympic Marathon Trials Title Fellow Olympians Hall, Abdirahman also earn berths to London Olympics; deepest men’s Trials ever HOUSTON – (January 14, 2012) – All eyes were on America’s fastest marathoner Ryan Hall at today’s 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Marathon, but it was Hall’s former Mammoth Lakes training partner Meb Keflezighi who stole the show. Keflezighi bided his time until the 24 mile mark along Allen Parkway in Sam Houston Park, slowly pulling away from Abdi Abdirahman then Hall and hung on in the final miles for the victory in a personal best 2 hours, 9 [...]
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January 16, 2012 by Running USA
Former CU Buff Kara Goucher finished third at the 2012 US Olympic Marathon Trials in Houston on Saturday. The 33 year old gave birth to her first child, experienced injury, late starts to training and major changes in coaching. Watch more video of USA Olympic Marathon Trials Houston 2012 on flotrack.org Vido courtesy of Flotrack.org.
Boulder’s Colleen De Reuck (age 47) finished 38th in 2:38:52 at the 2012 Olympic Marathon Trials in Houston. Watch more video of USA Olympic Marathon Trials Houston 2012 on flotrack.org Video courtesy of Flotrack.org.
Boulder’s James Carney finished ninth at the US Olympic Marathon Trials in a new PR. Watch more video of USA Olympic Marathon Trials Houston 2012 on flotrack.org Video courtesy of Flotrack.org.
Black Hawk’s Brent Vaughn talks about his Olympic Trials experience after the race. Watch more video of USA Olympic Marathon Trials Houston 2012 on flotrack.org Video courtesy of Flotrack.org.
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Below are results of runners from Colorado at today’s US Olympic Marathon Trials. Look for the bolded names. Men’s Results Pl Athlete Name Age Residence Affiliation Time Back 1 Meb Keflezighi 36 Mammoth Lakes, CA New York Athletic Club (NYAC) 2:09:08 +0:00 2 Ryan Hall 29 Mammoth Lakes, CA Asics 2:09:30 +0:22 3 Abdi Abdirahman 33 Tucson, AZ Nike 2:09:47 +0:39 4 Dathan Ritzenhein 29 Beaverton, OR Nike 2:09:55 +0:47 5 Brett Gotcher 27 Flagstaff, AZ McMillan Elite 2:11:06 +1:58 6 Andrew Carlson 29 Chaska, MN Team USA Minnesota 2:11:24 +2:16 7 Fernando Cabada 29 Boulder, CO 2:11:53 +2:45 8 [...]
January 14, 2012 by Jessica Griffiths
Meb Keflezighi, the 2004 Olympic Marathon silver medalist, won the U.S. Olympic Marathon Team Trials in Houston, Texas on Saturday morning, January 14. He ran 2:09:08, a personal best time. At 36, he is the oldest Trials champion in history. “To make my third Olympic team is all I have dreamed about,” he said. “Who would have ever believed after a hip fracture that I would be here.” Keglezighi also recently missed three weeks of training after the New York City Marathon. He developed an infection in his foot because he accidently left a nasal strip in his shoe during [...]
January 13, 2012 by Derek Griffiths
Dathan Ritzenhein knows what it’s like to make an Olympic team. He also knows what it’s like to fear that it’s all over: the 29-year-old spent much of 2011 fighting a gruesome Achilles tendon injury that put his career in peril. Last winter, Ritzenhein was bothered by an irritated sheath of his Achilles tendon. As injuries go, it should have been minor, but injections meant to calm it led to a bad reaction and surgery in March. When it turned out that he was allergic to the dissolvable stitches used internally and antibiotics failed to curb the subsequent infection, he [...]
January 13, 2012 by Larry Eder
Kara Goucher is one of those athletes, who, for the past several years, has been focused on seeing how good she can get on the world stage. Her 2:24 at the 2011 BAA Boston, only seven months after the birth of Kara and her husband Adam’s son, Colt, raised a few eyebrows. Her change in coaches, on October 23, 2011, from Alberto Salazar to Jerry Schumacher, raised a few more. RBR asked Jon Gugula to write about Kara Goucher. As Jon found out, Kara Goucher should not be underestimated. For some athletes, it is all about the times, for Kara [...]
December 8, 2011 by Derek Griffiths
Forty-five residents of Colorado, the Centennial State, have qualified for the 2012 Olympic Marathon Trials to be held in Houston, TX on January 14, 2012. Only the state of California can boast of more qualifiers. The “Golden State’ has a population of 37 million ; Colorado’s population is just over 5 million according to the 2010 census. To qualify for the trials, male athletes must run a qualifying time (sub 2:19 marathon, sub 1:05 half marathon, or sub 28:30 10k (track) during the qualifying window of January 1, 2009 – 30 until 30 days prior to the designated Olympic Trials [...]
November 10, 2011 by USA Track & Field
NEW YORK and INDIANAPOLIS – The U.S. Olympic Committee, NBC, USA Track & Field, and the Houston Marathon Committee today announced the network will broadcast the U.S. Olympic Trials for the men’s and women’s marathon, to be held Saturday, January 14 in Houston. “We’re thrilled to see NBC’s commitment to broadcast this historic event,” said USATF interim CEO Mike McNees. “With this being the first U.S. Olympic Team Trials Marathon where men and women compete on the same course, on the same day, it’s fitting that NBC will broadcast the event for all of America to see.” NBC will broadcast [...]