Wednesday, January 11, 2012

2012 Olympic Marathon Team Trials...and another exciting announcement!

First of all, everyone get stoked for the 2012 Olympic Marathon Team Trials! It all goes down this Saturday in Houston, with the men's start at 8:00am and the women's start fifteen minutes later at 8:15am (both CST). Unfortunately, the most important US marathon of the year won't be televised live. Instead, it will be shown on NBC from 3-5pm EST (same day coverage). Seriously, this is the Superbowl, because it picks the best in the nation, and then the top three go on to the Super-Superbowl in London where they face the best in the world. Can anyone imagine what the backlash would be like if the only Superbowl coverage was a two-hour highlight reel shown six hours after it actually took place? Such is the plight of being a fan of this great sport that most of America has no interest in watching.

Anyway, I have compiled some Trials information for you, since I'm not ballsy enough to put my own predictions out there (that and I really have no clue). So here you go:
US Olympic Trials Marathon Press Center
Pat Price @ Writing About Running's Road to Houston Recap
LetsRun's Men's 2012 US Olympic Men's Marathon Preview (if there's a women's, I can't find it)
Runner's World Olympic Marathon Trials Cheat Sheet
There's quite a bit of information on those four sites (not just the pages I linked to), so some digging around should get you some information.

Finally, congratulations to Molly Pritz and new sponsor ASICS!

Original photo from LetsRun

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for compiling the Trials info! A huge congratulations to Molly for getting sponsored by ASICS! Looking forward to the races on Saturday and seeing how things play out. It's such a shame that they're not being televised live (and in full) though. :/

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  2. Wow, Molly to Asics! That's awesome. What a coup--for both sides!
    Cbus

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