Thursday, February 23, 2012

World Marathon News

January 15, 2012

U.S. Marathon Olympic Team Named

On January 14, 2012, USA Track & Field and the Houston Marathon Committee hosted the men’s and women’s Olympic Trials Marathon to determine the three men and three women who will represent the United States in the marathon at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. This was the first time in history that both the men’s and women’s U.S. marathon trials were held on the same day at the same site.

U.S. Olympic Trials Women’s Marathon Results

PlaceAthlete NameAgeResidenceAffiliationTimeBack
1Shalane Flanagan30Portland, OROregon TC Elite2:25:38+0:00
2Desiree Davila28Rochester Hills, MIHansons-Brooks Distance Project2:25:55+0:17
3Kara Goucher33Portland, OROregon TC Elite2:26:06+0:28

U.S. Olympic Trials Men’s Marathon Results

PlaceAthlete NameAgeResidenceAffiliationTimeBack
1Meb Keflezighi36Mammoth Lakes, CANew York Athletic Club (NYAC)2:09:08+0:00
2Ryan Hall29Mammoth Lakes, CAAsics2:09:30+0:22
3Abdi Abdirahman33Tucson, AZNike2:09:47+0:39

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