Some races have their mythology. like Athens, of course, where Pheidippides died upon completing his journey. Then there’s Boston, which embodies its mythology in its unicorn logo. In the twenty-first century, a new legend is emerging in Sacramento, where the California International Marathon churns our more breakthroughs than any other marathon.
Sunday’s CIM didn’t disappoint, adding 13 new U.S. women Olympic Trials Qualifiers to the nine it produced in 2013 and the 14 from last year. But that doesn’t begin to tell the whole story.
While 13 trials qualifiers is impressive, if the trials standard was 2:46 as it was for the 2012 trials, 31 women would have qualified last week! A whopping 101 women ran sub-3:00 at this year’s CIM. In a race with just 5,800 participants, that’s a lot of excellent racing!
What is it about this race that produces so many stellar performances? Read more >>