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By David Monti, Race Results Weekly
A robust total of 383 athletes have qualified for the 2012 USA Olympic Marathon Trials next month in Houston, despite tighter qualifying standards when compared to 2008. Website MarathonGuide.com counts 158 men and 225 women as qualifying for the 2012 race, compared to 179 men and 181 women who had qualified for the 2008 Trials, an increase of 6%.
On the men’s side, all qualifying athletes are considered “A” qualifiers (all expenses paid to the race), while on the women’s side there are 45 “A” qualifiers and 180 “B.” Men had to run either 2:19:00 for a full marathon, 1:05:00 for a half, or 28:20.00 for 10,000m to qualify. Women had to run either 2:39:00 in a full marathon to receive an “A” qualifier (or 2:46:00 for a “B”), or a 1:15:00 half-marathon, or a 33:00.00 10,000m.
On the men’s side there were 344 total qualifying marks, while there were 411 on the women’s. The 2009 USA Half-Marathon Championships in Houston was the race which produced the most male qualifiers (19), while the 2009 USA Marathon Championships in Minneapolis produced the most female qualifiers (28). Seven men and 24 women qualified at the California International Marathon last Sunday.
Visit MarathonGuide.com for more data on Trials qualifiers.
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