Saturday, February 13, 2016

Amy Cragg Wins Olympic Marathon Trials, Shalane Third

Training partners Amy Cragg and Shalane Flanagan ran together through the first 23 miles of the Olympic Marathon Trials en route to Amy winning and Shalane placing third on a hot day in Los Angeles.

Amy’s winning time was 2:28:20. Struggling in the heat, Shalane was passed by Desiree Linden in the 26th mile and finished in 2:29:19.

With their finishes, Amy made her second and Shalane her fourth Olympic team.

Sean Quigley ran strongly over the final miles to move up to 10th place in 2:15:52, an improvement over his 16th-place finish at the trials in Houston four years ago.

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