Galen Rupp dominates his debut marathon with U.S. Olympic Trials team! Meb makes team 4, and Jared Ward takes third!

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In his debut marathon, Galen Rupp won the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials on a hot and humid day in sunny Los Angeles. Meb Keflezighi made his fourth Olympic team, second at the marathon, with his second placing. And in third place, Jared Ward, third in LA Marathon in 2015, made up a strong deficit and moved himself into third place in this hotly contested Olympic Trials.

166 men started the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials at 10:06 AM, Pacific time, on Saturday, February 13, 2016.

The marathon is one of the most complicated events to race at the elite level. Experience is key for many, but if one does not have experience, then being around experienced coaching and support is key. With Galen Rupp, you have a guy who trains like a marathoner and is coached by a former WR holder in the marathon (Alberto Salazar). With Meb, you have a guy who has finished 23 of his 24 starts in marathons. With Jared, you have a thoughtful marathoner with some strong experience, advised and supported by a great coach (Ed Eyestone), wonderful family and supportive team members.

2016 U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon Program

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The 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon is one of the most highly anticipated Marathon Trials marathons in recent memory. With an intense battle for 26.2 miles on both the men's and women's sides, each race will have its own drama. NBC will be televising the race live from 10 am PST to 1 PM PST on Saturday, February 13, 2016. If you are in Los Angeles, come down and watch the race as both races have their own battles and own drama.

Meb Keflezighi, Dathan Ritzenhein and Galen Rupp, with nearly 208 other men fighting for the the top three, leave the starting line at 10:06 am PST. At 10:22 AM, PST, the women, lead by Shalane Flanagan, Desiree Linden, Amy Cragg, Kara Goucher and nearly 242 other women battle for the top three women's positions.

211 total men and 246 total women have qualified for both the men and women's races on Saturday, February 13, 2016. If you can not be in LA, watch it on NBC-TV and download the official U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon electronic program right here. It is full of fun information on Olympic Trials past and present.

Application Open for Entry to the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon

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Both guaranteed and non-guaranteed entry applications will be open for one month, from January 21 through February 21. Event celebrates its 40th anniversary as a five-borough race on Sunday, November 6, 2016, and will be broadcast live in the New York area on WABC-TV, Channel 7, and nationally on ESPN2.

New York, January 21, 2016—The application for entry to the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon opened online at today. The month-long runner application window for both guaranteed and non-guaranteed entry will remain open through February 21. The race, which is the premier event of New York Road Runners and the largest marathon in the world, will take place on Sunday, November 6.

“The TCS New York City Marathon is where the world comes to run,” said Peter Ciaccia, president of events for New York Road Runners and race director of the TCS New York City Marathon. “Today is the day to apply, to aim to experience the crowd-lined streets and achieve your lifetime goals. We want to share in your excitement and celebrate together.”

Former champions Daska and Seboka added to Dubai Marathon women's field

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Former Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon women’s winners Mamitu Daska and Mula Seboka will return to the Emirate and contest this year’s race on 22 January, organisers of the IAAF Gold Label Road Race announced on Monday (4).

Daska and Seboka, winners in 2010 and 2014 respectively, will join their Ethiopian compatriot and 2013 Dubai champion Tirfi Tsegaye on the start line.

Since winning in Dubai, Daska has lowered her marathon personal best to 2:21:59, which she set when winning the Frankfurt Marathon in 2011.

Packed Elite Field Expected at 2016 Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon

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2015 Boston Marathon champion Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia leads the way in the men’s Aramco Houston Half Marathon field - HOUSTON (December 23, 2015) – The 44th edition of the Chevron Houston Marathon Race Weekend features stacked fields in both the Chevron Houston Marathon and the Aramco Houston Half Marathon. Race-day for the 2016 Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon is Sunday, January 17.

 “The group that our Elite Athlete Committee has assembled, including a two-time men’s marathon winner and the second and third place finishers from last year’s women’s marathon, are undoubtedly capable of high-level performances and we can only hope for optimal conditions,” said Chevron Houston Marathon Race Director and Board President Brant Kotch. “We are also particularly eager to see what the international stars can do on our half marathon course: we have Boston Marathon and World Championships Marathon winners on display in those races. All of the races have the potential to be lightning-fast.”