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The Streets of Houston that Led to London

History in Houston As London prepares to welcome the world on Friday, July 27th, at the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games, the Houston Marathon Committee looks back six months ago when the Bayou City hosted the country’s finest long-distance runners at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon. The first U.S. Olympic

Some Trials Runners Just Rolled With the Goals

It is often said that the U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon are all about 1-2-3. But for many athletes on the streets of Houston today, it was about something else. For instance, Linda Somers Smith of Arroyo Grande, CA, wanted to run under 2:40. Linda Somers Smith was a 1996 Olympian. That’s 16 years ago. She

U.S. Women’s Olympic Trials Marathon Fast Facts

FAST FACTS U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Women’s Marathon Houston, TX, Saturday, January 14, 2012 Downtown 8 mile loop course – 3 laps with 2.2 mile loop before main course Weather: sunny, clear Temperature: 40F (start); 57F (finish) Wind: WSW 9-12 mph Qualifiers = 225 Declared = 188 Starters = 183 Finishers = 152 Prize

Athlete Quotes: Dathan Ritzenhein and Deena Kastor

Dathan Ritzenhein (4th) I felt great early on. Training had gone really well. My body felt good until about 17 miles, then I started getting spasms in my hamstrings. I had to check off a little bit and those three got away. I was just trying to hold it together. Somebody told me I was

U.S. Men’s Olympic Trial Marathon Fast Facts

FAST FACTS U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Men’s Marathon Houston, TX, Saturday, January 14, 2012 Downtown 8 mile loop course – 3 laps with 2.2 mile loop before main course Weather: sunny, clear Temperature: 39F (start); 54F (finish) Wind: WSW 9-12 mph Qualifiers = 158 Declared = 113 Starters = 111 Finishers = 85 Prize

Keflezighi; Flanagan win U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Marathon

Two of the fastest races in Olympic Marathon Trials history took place on the same day Saturday in Houston as the six men and women who will represent Team USA in London earned their way on the squad. Shalane Flanagan set an Olympic Trials record of 2:25:38 in only her second marathon, while Meb Keflezighi earned

Quick Takes from Four Favorites

It’s almost the big day, and every runner in the Olympic Marathon Trials has their own perfect race-day scenario. Take a look at what four top contenders – Ryan Hall, Desiree Davila, Kara Goucher and Shalane Flanagan – have to say about theirs.               http://olympictrials.runnersworld.com/2012/01/12/ryan-hall-pre-race-qa/        

Friday Morning Roundtable Excerpts: Linda Somers Smith

On why she didn’t run the first Olympic Marathon Trials for women, in 1984, even though she had qualified:  “I was really focused on law school and I was hurt. Running was never my priority. Looking back on it I would probably should have just gone and stumbled through it, but it wasn't really my

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