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Kara Goucher Could Still Make the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team

What’s next for Kara Goucher? Time will tell, but she could be racing again as soon as this spring. After a strong but disappointing fourth-place finish in the U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon on Saturday in Los Angeles—disappointing because she missed an Olympic team berth by one place—Goucher reiterated that she’s got a lot of competitive […]

Sweet Redemption: Amy Cragg Wins U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon

LOS ANGELES—The women’s field at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon ran a hard race in the brutal and relentless Los Angeles heat. In the end, the runner who finished one spot shy of the podium at the 2012 Trials got her redemption in 2016: Amy Cragg, who won Saturday’s race in 2:28:20. Desiree Linden stormed from behind […]

2016 U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon

A hot day in Los Angeles had a big impact on U.S. Olympic Trials marathon competitors. In the end, Galen Rupp and Amy Cragg prevailed and won the race, with Meb Keflezighi, Jared Ward, Desiree Linden and Shalane Flanagan also securing Olympic bids. RELATED: On to Rio! Galen Rupp, Amy Cragg Win U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon […]

Scenes From the U.S. Olympic Trials Course

It was a festive day in downtown Los Angeles as thousands lined the streets for the U.S. Olympic Trials marathon. Here are some photos capturing the atmosphere surrounding the race. RELATED: On to Rio! Galen Rupp, Amy Cragg Win Olympic Trials Marathon

On to Rio! Galen Rupp, Amy Cragg Win U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon

LOS ANGELES — The 2016 U.S. Olympic team for the marathon is set. Under warm conditions in downtown Los Angeles, six runners emerged at the U.S. Olympic Trials marathon and will represent the U.S. at the Olympic Games this summer. In the men’s race, Galen Rupp, Meb Keflezighi and Jared Ward got the cherished podium […]

Memorable Quotes From Top Athletes Before the U.S. Olympic Trials

Heading into the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon, the energy in downtown Los Angeles is abuzz with elite runners and Olympic hopefuls. Back-to-back press conferences with the top men’s and women’s qualifiers have been occurring the couple days before race day on Feb.13, and the general consensus among the athletes we’ve spoken to is that they’re […]