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Jeffrey Eggleston

Residence: Flagstaff, AZ Hometown: Greece, NY Age on race day: 27 Best Qualifying Performance: 2:13:12, Duluth, 2011 PRs: Half-Marathon, 1:03:59 (2009); Marathon, 2:13:12 (2011) Olympic Trials Marathon History: Debut

Matt Gabrielson

Residence: Minneapolis, MN Hometown: Belmond, IA Age on race day: 33 Best Qualifying Performance: 2:13:28, Duluth, 2011 PRs: Half-Marathon, 1:03:44 (2010); Marathon, 2:13:28 (2011) Olympic Trials Marathon History: Debut

Nick Arciniaga

Residence: Flagstaff, AZ Hometown: Fountain Valley, CA Age on race day: 28 Best Qualifying Performance: 2:11:30, Houston, 2011 PRs: Half-Marathon, 1:03:22 (2010); Marathon, 2:11:30 (2011) Olympic Trials Marathon History: 17th – 2:17:08 (2008)

Meb Keflezighi

Residence: Mammoth Lakes, CA Hometown: Asmara, Eritrea Age on race day: 36 Best Qualifying Performance: 2:09:13, New York, 2011 PRs: Half-Marathon, 1:01:00 (2009); Marathon, 2:09:13 (2011) Olympic Trials Marathon History: 8th – 2:15:09 (2008); 2nd – 2:11:47 (2004) Career Highlights: Silver Medalist, 2004 Olympic Marathon (2:11:29) 12th – 2000 Olympic Games, 10,000m 1st – 2009

Jason Lehmkuhle

Residence: Minneapolis, MN Hometown: St. Charles, MO Age on race day: 34 Best Qualifying Performance: 2:12:24, Boston, 2010 PRs: Half-Marathon, 1:02:32 (2008); Marathon, 2:12:24 (Boston 2010) Olympic Trials Marathon History: 5th, 2008 (2:12:54); 10th, 2004 (2:16:27) Career Highlights: 1st – 2011 Ohme 30K Road Race 2nd – 2011 USA 20K Championships 9th – 2010 Boston

Dathan Ritzenhein

Residence:  Portland, OR Hometown:  Rockford, MI Age on race day: 29 Best Qualifying Performance: 2:10:00, London, 2009 PRs: Half-Marathon, 1:00:00 (2009); Marathon, 2:10:00 (2009) Olympic Trials Marathon History: 2nd – 2:11:07 (2008) Career Highlights: 2004 Olympian at 10,000m 9th – 2008 Olympic Games Marathon, 2:11:59 (top American) 3-time USA Cross Country Champion, 12K (2005, 2008,

Jason Hartmann

Residence: Boulder, CO Hometown: Rockford, MI Age on race day: 30 Best Qualifying Performance: 2:11:06, Chicago, 2010 PRs: Half-Marathon, 1:03:07 (2006); Marathon, 2:11:06 (2010) Olympic Trials Marathon History: 10th – 2:15:27 (2008) Career Highlights: 1st – 2009 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon (2:12:09) 8th – 2010 Bank of America Chicago Marathon (2:11:06 PR) 4th – USA

Patrick Smyth

Residence: Mammoth Lakes, CA Hometown: Rock Springs, WY Age on race day: 25 Best Qualifying Performance: 1:02:01 (USA Half Marathon Championships, 2010) PRs: Half-Marathon, 1:02:01 (2010); Marathon, Debut Olympic Trials Marathon History: Debut Career Highlights: 3rd – 2011 USA Half Marathon Championships (Aramco Houston, 1:02:32) 2nd – 2010 USA Half Marathon Championships (Aramco Houston, 1:02:01

Brent Vaughn

Residence: Portland, OR Hometown: Aurora, CO Age on race day: 27 Best Qualifying Performance: 1:02:04 (USA Half Marathon Championships, Aramco Houston 2009) PRs: Half-Marathon, 1:02:04 (2010); Marathon, Debut Olympic Trials Marathon History: Debut Career Highlights: 2011 USA Cross Country Champion 54th – IAAF World Cross Country Championships 3rd – 2010 USA Half Marathon Championships (1:02:04

Mohamed Trafeh

Residence: Duarte, CA Hometown: Benslimane, Morocco Age on race day: 26 Best Qualifying Performance: 1:00:39, NYC Half, 2010 PRs: Half-Marathon, 1:00:39 (2010); Marathon, Debut Olympic Trials Marathon History: Debut Career Highlights: 2011 USA Half Marathon Champion (Aramco Houston), 1:02:17 2-time USA 15K Champion (2010-11) 2011 USA 10 Mile Champion 3rd – 2010 NYC Half (1:00:39

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