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The Calm Before the Storm of Excitement at the U.S. Olympic Trials

The U.S. Olympic Trials is a huge 10-day track meet that will determine which athletes will make the U.S. Olympic team for the Rio Olympics. It will be held July 1-10 at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. In this behind-the-scenes photo gallery at what’s been happening the day before the Trials get underway, you’ll see athletes (including world […]

Veterans Ritzenhein, Abdirahman Reflect on Olympic Trials Experience

(c) 2016 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved. Used with permission.  EUGENE, Ore. — Between the two of them, Dathan Ritzenhein and Abdi Abdirahman have made seven Olympic teams, both on the track and in the marathon. Along with Meb Keflezighi, the pair have seemingly been constants on the Team USA roster each quadrennial. After […]

Dathan Ritzenhein Won’t Compete at U.S. Olympic Track Trials

Dathan Ritzenhein has been an American distance-running fixture at the Olympic Games, competing in the 10,000m in 2004 and 2012, and in the marathon in 2008. However, he won’t be in Rio this summer for the 2016 Olympics. Ritzenhein dropped out of the U.S. Olympic Trials marathon in February with leg cramps, and he informed […]