RESULTS OF US OLYMPIC MARATHON TEAM TRIALS IN Los Angeles, for those who did not watch the race. I wish I could have attended; it would have been fun to visit the places I lived in that huge metropolis and enjoy the HEAT (not so much fun for these runners though) and the excitement of the Trials.
CONGRATULATIONS TO the
Top 3 Women Finishers:
1. Amy Cragg (age 32), 2. Desiree Linden (32), 3. Shalane Flanagan (34)
Top 3 Men Finishers:
1. Galen Rupp (age 29), 2. Meb Keflezighi (40), 3. Jared Ward (27)
These three finishers in each field will compete for the U.S. in the Rio de Janeiro Games. According to USA Track & Field, 168 men and 202 women had planned to start the Trials in LA.
Many more details are available from the official site, a Runner's World article, and a photo gallery from Competitor.com (see links below). Each has other links to help you get all the details you desire.
A related Competitor. com article indicates there was $600,000 in prize money given to the top 10 place finishers, split equally between the men and women. $80,000 was awarded for 1st place, $65,000 for 2nd place, and $55,000 for third place.
The US Olympic Track & Field Trials will be held July 1-10, 2016 in Eugene OR, a place that's considered hallowed ground by many competitive runners.
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