The U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials take for Saturday, Feb. 3 in Orlando, and can determine who will characterize the US within the marathon on the streets of Paris.
Athletes throughout the U.S. had a virtually two-year window to run underneath the Trials qualification commonplace in an effort to achieve entry into the Olympic Marathon Trials. Quite a lot of large and small occasions throughout the nation (and the world) functioned because the proving grounds for these runners.
Runners needed to end a sanctioned marathon in underneath 2:18:00 or half-marathon in underneath 1:03:00. Of the 173 qualifiers, 169 did so with a marathon, whereas simply 4 used a half marathon to achieve entry.
Former BYU athletes and present coaching companions Conner Mantz and Clayton Younger are the one two males within the area to run underneath the Olympic “A” commonplace of two:08:10, which means that in the event that they place first and second in Orlando they are going to go to Paris.
If the race unfolds in a different way, the state of affairs turns into difficult. Quite a lot of proficient veterans have run strong occasions to achieve entry, together with Olympic silver medalist Galen Rupp, Sam Chelenga and Scott Fauble. However every of their paths is determined by many elements, which suggests the boys’s race can be stuffed with uncertainty, intrigue and finally fairly a little bit of drama on the end line.
The ladies’s entry listing may be discovered right here.
We’ll be on-site on the 2024 US Olympic Marathon Trials to convey you reside updates starting at 9:30 a.m. ET on Saturday, February 3. Discover our dwell updates right here on race morning.