Photos from a Historic Women’s Olympic Trials Race

Clara T. Fryman

But for many runners, getting to the starting line of the most exclusive marathon in the country was a victory in itself. Two runners in their third trimester of pregnancy, Rachel Hyland (27 weeks) and Lauren Philbrook (33 weeks) ran several miles together before eventually dropping out (as planned). “I think it was a visible way to show that many female runners are balancing multiple priorities (that may impact performance) when they line up to compete,” Hyland, who was running 70 miles a week until the end of January, says of her decision to participate in the Trials. “I was

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The Many Surprises of the Olympic Marathon Trials

Clara T. Fryman

A couple weeks prior to the 2020 Olympic Trials in the marathon, which took position on Saturday in Atlanta, I been given an e mail from a well known running journalist who was conducting a pre-Trials poll. The e mail was dealt with “Dear Marathon Pro,” and asked for my picks for the top rated finishers in the men’s and women’s race, the place the initially a few make it on to the Olympic staff. Listed here was a chance to announce myself as the Nate Silver of obscure sporting events. Alas, I was not equipped to capitalize. In the

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The 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials Is for Everyday Heroes

Clara T. Fryman

Say what you will about Pierre de Coubertin—the French aristocrat who founded the modern-day Olympics—but the person had a talent for branding. He arrived up with those people five interlocking rings again in 1913, creating one of the additional ubiquitous logos of the twentieth century. De Coubertin is also credited with the aspirational “Olympic Creed” which reminds us that: “The most critical point in the Olympic Online games is not successful but having component the necessary point in everyday living is not conquering but combating effectively.”

Of program, the having-component-is-almost everything ethos extends outside of the Olympics by itself. Just

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