The Olympic Trials for the Women's Marathon took place this morning. It was staged in Boston the day before the Boston Marathon, much like the men's trials held the day before the New York Marathon. Unlike the men's trials, there was no TV coverage. You could only catch it online, and as it started at 6:30am our time, I didn't catch it. There will be an hour recap a week from now on MSNBC. Weak.
Our Olympic representatives will be:
Deena Kastor 2:29:35
Magdalena Lewy Boulet 2:30:19
Blake Russell 2:32:40
Deena Kastor was the bronze medal winner in the 2004 Olympic Marathon, and is a favorite to compete for a medal again. Blake Russell redeemed herself after just missing out in 2004 when she finished 4th in the trials. They will join the men's marathon qualifiers Ryan Hall, Dathan Ritzenhein and Brian Sell in Beijing. Good Luck to all!