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U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials Deliver Thrilling Finishes in Atlanta

Mar 1, 2020
Galen Rupp and Aliphine Tuliamuk won the deepest U.S. Olympic marathon trials in history 

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Unsponsored Jake Riley Makes All the Right Moves to Earn Olympic Berth in Atlanta

Mar 1, 2020
ATLANTA — This time a year ago, Jake Riley was the longest of long shots to make the Olympic team. Though he had run a 2:13 marathon in 2014 and finished 15th at the 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials, Riley was not relevant as an elite runner. After hobbling to a 12th-place finish in the 10,000 meters at the 2016 track trials while battling a nagging Achilles injury, Riley decided...

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In a Wildly Unpredictable Race, Aliphine Tuliamuk, Molly Seidel, & Sally Kipyego Earn Olympic Marathon Spots

Mar 1, 2020
ATLANTA –American dreams became reality in Atlanta. Aliphine Tuliamuk, the now 10-time national champion immigrant from Kenya and one of 32 siblings, pulled away from Molly Seidel over the final mile to win the 2020 US Olympic Marathon Trials today in 2:27:23. Seidel nabbed second to make her marathon debut a smashing success, while London Olympic 10,000m silver...

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Galen Rupp is Golden as Unsponsored Jake Riley and 43-Year-Old Abdi Abdirahman Make Olympic Marathon Team

Mar 1, 2020
ATLANTA — Ten months ago Galen Rupp was in pain, unable to even chase his children around the house. Jake Riley was unsponsored and hadn’t raced for almost three years. Abdi Abdirahman was 42 years old. They would have been an unlikely trio to select to represent the United States in the 2020 Olympic marathon.

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Pregnancy, childbirth can’t slow down Nicholls coach Stefanie Slekis

Feb 21, 2020
The Nicholls track team had just finished a grueling run when one of the Colonels spoke up. “That practice was so hard it was like giving birth,” the unidentified male runner declared to the group in between gasps of air. “No,” coach Stefanie Slekis bluntly replied, having just finished the same run with her team. “Nothing is like giving birth.”...

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