Primeros resultados desde Nueva York. Ni el vigente subcampeón olímpico, Meb Keflezighi, ni Abdi Abdirahman han logrado plaza para Pekín. Triunfo de la gran esperanza, ya realidad, norteamericana, Ryan Hall (2:08:24 en su debut, Londres'07).
Hall Wins Marathon Olympic Trials
NEW YORK (AP) — Ryan Hall, Dathan Ritzenhein and Brian Sell won spots on the men's marathon team for the Beijing Olympics by finishing 1-2-3 Saturday at the U.S. trials.
All three made the Olympics in the marathon for the first time.
Hall, who had never run a marathon before April, won in a trials record time of 2 hours, 9 minutes, 2 seconds after running five loops around Central Park.
He was followed by Ritzenhein in 2:11:07 and Sell in 2:11:40.
Gran actuación del histórico Khalid Khannouchi, ex plusmarquista mundial y que nunca ha podido estar en unos Juegos. Su cuarto puesto le podría llevar a China.
Khalid Khannouchi, the 35-year-old former world-record-holder who has never made an Olympic team, was fourth, nearly a minute behind Sell. Khannouchi, who has battled injuries, could earn a spot on the squad if Ritzenhein later qualifies in the 10,000 meters and chooses to compete in that race instead in Beijing.
Ryan Hall, Marathoner