If there is one thing that men and women who started the Olympic Marathon Trials race last Saturday proved it was successful runners can come from anywhere. The participants represented 41 different states. There were runners from the largest cities in the U.S. – New York (6), Los Angeles (3), and Chicago (2). There were also runners from unincorporated rural villages, seemingly in the middle of nowhere.
We are just over two weeks away from determining who will represent the US in the marathon at the Rio Olympics. Over 400 men and women have earned the right to line up and race in Los Angeles on February 13th. Predications have started to fly out (I’ll be making mine the week of the race). Experience vs. energized youth. The up and comers vs. the old guard.