Just five days until we hit the road to cover the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon! For most of the racers, it’s going to be the culmination of years of hard work. For a lucky three, it’s going to be the day they punch their ticket to the Olympics in Rio. For a few others, it’s going to be a day they put it all on the line but come up a few places short of Olympic glory. For many of the runners, almost all of whom are used to competing to win in any other race, the Olympic Trials is one race where simply running from the start to the finish is the goal, even if that means she’s DFL.
The best part of the race from our perspective? Getting to know the women inside the flashy race kits. What makes a woman a killer athlete? What’s it like to run the Olympic Trials as your first marathon? How about for those who tried for years before finally making it? How about the moms? The masters? The professionals? The formerly sedentary? Those who have overcome illness, injury, or devastation to get there?
So today we’re asking you:
Who do you want to make the Olympic team?
Who do you want to have a breakthrough day?
Who would you like to know more about?
Tell us! Who are you cheering for at the Trials and why?
And stay tuned! This week, besides our usual awesome stuff, we have so much more Olympic Trials coverage coming your way, including more athlete profiles, fan resources, and fun features!