Saturday, February 13, 2016

2016 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials - Watch Live! [RESULTS added]

The field for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Marathon team will be set today in Los Angeles, and the event will be televised live for perhaps the first time. The top three men's and women's finishers will go to the Rio de Janeiro Summer Games later this year.

[UPDATE: the runners survived the hot conditions in L.A., and you can now view the U.S. Olympic Marathon results. Congrats to the winners who will represent the U.S. at the Summer Games in Rio:
Men: Galen Rupp, Meb Keflezighi, and Jared Ward
Women: Amy Cragg, Des Linden, and Shalane Flanagan]

Here are some places to find all the information you want to know about the 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials in L.A.:
As usual, there are many stories within the race, including 40-year-old Boston Marathon winner and Olympic medalist (and defending trials winner) Meb Keflezighi, running in his last Olympic trials. And national 10,000 meters record holder Galen Rupp making his debut in the marathon. The women's field includes 2012 trials defending champion Shalane Flanagan and 2012 runner-up Des Linden.

For previews of the race, see write-ups from the Competitor series, five things to watch for from Runner's World, and a look at Rupp's journey.

Enjoy the race, and good luck to all competitors in the 2016 U.S. Olympic Marathon trials!

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