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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/        

Come Experience the Olympic Spirit at Trials Town

Beginning tomorrow January 12 through the 14th, the Houston Marathon Committee will be hosting Trials Town , a FREE, fun and exciting three-day interactive fan festival for all ages in celebration of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon being held for the first time in Houston.  Everyone is welcome, and it will be a grand time

Belainesh Gebre

Citizenship: Ethiopia Age: 24           Personal Records 10 km: 31:33 (PeachTree, 2010) Half Marathon: 1:09:17 (Prague, 2011) Marathon: 2:26:17 (Chicago, 2011) 2011 Results 10/09/11 Chicago Marathon 4th 2:26:17 07/10/11 Boilermaker 15K 2nd 48:45 07/04/11 Peachtree Road Race 3rd 31:59 06/12/11 North Shore Half Marathon 1st 1:14:51 06/11/11 New York Mini 10

Scott Smith

Citizenship: United States Residence: Flagstaff, AZ Age: 25       Personal Records 5,000m: 13:51 (2011) 10,000m: 28:35 (Palo Alto, 2010) 10 Mile: 47:12 (St. Paul, 2011) 2011 Results 10/02/11 USA 10 Mile Championship 9h 47:12 07/04/11 USA 10 km Championship 24h 30:48 06/23/11 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, 10,000m 10th 28:53.13 06/11/11 USA

Jon Grey

Citizenship: United States Residence: Minneapolis, MN Age: 23           Personal Records 3,000m: 8:07.79 5,000m: 13:46.12 10,000m: 28:40.33 (Mt. SAC, 2010) 10 Mile: 48:00 (St. Paul, 2011) 2011 Results 12/11/11 USATF National Club Cross Country Championships 10 km 1st 29:38 11/28/11 Turkey Day 5K 1st 14:18 10/12/11 USA 10 Mile Championships 13th

Scott Bauhs

Citizenship: United States Residence: Mammoth Lakes, CA Age: 25           Personal Records 3,000m: 7:50.27 (Liege, 2010) 5,000m: 13:28.92 (Heusden, 2009) 10,000m: 27:48.06 (Palo Alto, 2008) Half Marathon: 1:02:39 (Las Vegas, 2010) 2011 Results 11/05/11 NYRR Dash to the Finish 5K 15th 14:47:46 08/28/11 IAAF World Championships, 10,000m 14the 29:03:92 07/04/11 USA

Sisay Ezkyas

Citizenship: Ethiopia Residence: Flagstaff, AZ Age: 23           Personal Records 3,000m Steeplechase: 8:39.12 (Grossetto, 2004) 10,000m: 29:49.02 (Kampala, 2004) Half Marathon: 1:01:56 (New York City, 2011) Marathon: 2:11:04 (New York City, 2011) 2011 Results 11/06/11 ING New York City Marathon 9 th 2:11:04 03/20/11 NYC Half Marathon 10th 1:01:56 Career Overview

Caroline Kilel

Citizenship: Kenya Age: 30           Personal Records Half Marathon: 1:08:16 (Birmingham, 2009) Marathon: 2:22:36 (Boston, 2011) 2011 Results 11/06/11 New York City Marathon 6th 2:25:57 04/18/11 Boston Marathon 1st 2:22:36 02/12/11 KCB Nairobi International Cross Country - 8K  14h 27:30:00 Career Overview Caroline Kilel is a half marathon and marathon specialist

Tilahun Regassa

Citizenship: Ethiopia Age: 21             Personal Records 5,000m: 13:12.40 (Tanger, 2008) 10,000m: 27:32.60 (Neerpelt, 2008) Half Marathon: 59:19 (Abu Dhabi, 2010) 2011 Results 10/09/11 Bank of America Chicago Marathon (25K) Pacer 1:14:14 10/09/11 Bank of America Chicago Marathon (30K) Pacer 1:29:25 11/27/11 New Delhi Half Marathon 8th 1:00:59 Career Overview

Loaded fields set for 2013 Chevron Houston Marathon Race Weekend

Olympians Hall and Keklezighi to be honorary starters HOUSTON – The 41st edition of the Chevron Houston Marathon Race Weekend features stacked fields in both the Chevron Houston Marathon and the Aramco Houston Half Marathon. Adding an element of excitement to the weekend will be a $50,000 bonus that will be awarded should the world

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