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Event Logo 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Marathon
Saturday, February 29, 2020 - Saturday, February 29, 2020
Centennial Olympic Park
Atlanta, GA


 



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IN THEIR WORDS

Nell Rojas (9th, 2:30:26)
Atlanta was surreal. Going into it, I hadn't run in that caliber of race before and it was exciting, intimidating, and scary. I had no idea how the race was going to go out and had to be ready for anything. It ended up going out super slow which I was surprised, but also pretty happy about. The front pack broke off at about 8 miles and I found it comfortable to be settled into the middle of that. I felt really good, really relaxed, and just kept telling myself that I wasn't going to be the one to drop off. Classically at mile 20, my whole body instantly ran out of fuel, and I had nothing. A lesson in fueling that I hadn't learned before. I was able to keep moving forward to a top 10 finish. 

The cheers the entire race were piercing, the women that surrounded me have inspired me for years, and the support i had brought me to tears. Definitely a life changing experience.


Jaci Smith (19th, 2:36:34)
Atlanta was an incredible. Not only was it my first Olympic Trials experience, but it was my first marathon! Because I still consider myself to be a 10k runner, I didn't feel an immense amount of pressure leading into the race. However, because I had never toed the line of such a long and high caliber race, there was an extreme amount of fear and uncertainty. The Atlanta course was a roller coaster of hills and emotions.  I was proud of myself for battling through the ups and downs, and enjoyed the support of family, friends, and an amazing crowd. I learned that the marathon lends itself well to many of my strengths as a runner, but also discovered areas where I will have to improve if I aspire to be a top marathon runner in the future. I'm so grateful for the race in Atlanta, but am excited to stick to the track for a while!


Laura Thweatt (5th, 2:29:08)
Ooof, haha, Atlanta was just as hard as everyone thought it was going to be, maybe even harder. Tons of rolling hills, you were either going up or going down, and a nasty headwind. Sometimes you would come around a corner and it would hit you so hard that you felt like you were getting hit by a bus. But all of that I think is what made it the perfect course for me. I pride myself in being more of a strength runner, which is why I have always loved cross country so much. And to quote Jared Ward, "Atlanta is a 26.2 mile cross country race." I found myself drifting towards the front around mile 8, at the end of the first loop. That wasn't our strategy, especially with the wind, but I just felt so good, strong and confident and was thinking to myself, this is my race. This was the first marathon since 2015 that I arrived to the start line healthy with an uninterrupted block of training underneath me and I was extremely confident in how we had prepared and trained. So in that moment when I found myself in the front, I thought, this is it, this is my moment and I've never wanted anything so badly as I wanted to make that Olympic team. So went for it. I put everything I had on the line and risked it all for my dream. Although I ultimately ended up coming up short, I have no regrets with how I chose to race. The three best women made the team, women who I have competed against over the last 4-5 years, and I could not be happier for them. It was definitely a bittersweet moment crossing that finish line in 5th, but again, I knew I had given it everything that I had.  And what an incredible field of women!! Looking back at all the pictures of our pack, which held together until about mile 20, 21, sums up the state of American Women's marathoning. Truly, truly amazing to be apart of this movement.


COLORADO RESULTS SCOREBOARD  complete results:  women | men

WOMEN

 

 

 

 

 

 

Place

Name

Bib #

Age

City, State

Affilation

Time

5

Laura Thweatt

15

31

Superior, CO

Saucony

2:29:08

9

Nell Rojas

12

32

Boulder, CO

 

2:30:26

12

Lindsay Flanagan

13

29

Boulder, CO

ASICS

2:32:05

13

Brittany Charboneau

63

31

Thornton, CO

 

2:33:14

16

Rebecca Wade

34

31

Superior, CO

Nomad TC

2:35:12

17

Jennifer Bergman

44

28

Boulder, CO

Roots Running Project

2:36:11

19

Jaci Smith

140

23

Colorado Springs, CO

U.S. Air Force

2:36:34

25

Molly Grabill

51

27

Boulder, CO

Nomad TC

2:37:57

27

Bria Wetsch

73

31

Broomfield, CO

 

2:37:58

58

MacKenzie Caldwell

255

23

Boulder, CO

 

2:41:54

71

Sophie Seward

36

23

Boulder, CO

Brooks

2:42:26

106

Meghan Curran

296

33

Westminster, CO

U.S. Army

2:44:02

120

Ann Kirkpatrick

79

38

Fort Collins, CO

Brooks

2:44:59

122

Alexis Zeis

141

23

Boulder, CO

Roots Running Project

2:45:04

139

Ashley Brasovan

116

29

Westminster, CO

 

2:46:00

148

Caitlin Standifer

408

31

Boulder, CO

Run Boulder AC

2:46:36

152

Allison Krausen

175

40

Edwards, CO

 

2:46:39

193

Lindy Jones

70

25

Colorado Springs, CO

U.S. Air Force

2:48:35

194

Deanna Ardrey

104

37

Boulder, CO

 

2:48:35

265

Krystalanne Curwood

462

34

Westminster, CO

Run Boulder AC

2:52:00

267

Tara Richardson

196

28

Wiggins, CO

Brooks

2:52:11

282

Megan Smith

89

29

Denver, CO

 

2:52:45

287

Amanda Scott

125

32

Boulder, CO

Boulder Harriers

2:53:15

289

Adrian Neal

378

36

Colorado Springs, CO

Brooks/Co. Springs TC El

2:53:31

296

Malena Grover

406

23

Boulder, CO

 

2:53:57

307

Laura Cook

302

30

Larkspur, CO

 

2:54:46

321

Dani Cook

270

34

Fort Collins, CO

 

2:56:19

345

Bryn Morales

391

27

Boulder, CO

Boulder TC

2:58:46

359

Simone Domingue

395

31

Boulder, CO

Boulder TC

3:01:42

379

Emma Kertesz

399

29

Boulder, CO

 

3:10:25

384

Jamie Adkins

458

25

Colorado Springs, CO

 

3:11:30

385

Laura Portis

169

32

Boulder, CO

 

3:11:31

DNF

Lauren Masterson

37

28

Alamosa, CO

 

-

DNF

Neely Gracey 

339

29

Superior, CO

adidas

-

DNF

Samantha Calderon

428

25

Boulder, CO

Run Boulder AC

-

DNS

Caroline Veltri

433

29

Boulder, CO

 

- 

DNS

Cally Macumber

137

29

Broomfield, CO

 

-

MEN

 

 

 

 

 

 

Place

Name

Bib #

Age

City, State

Affilation

Time

2

Jacob Riley

5

31

Boulder, CO

Boulder TC

2:10:02

4

Leonard Korir

3

33

Colorado Springs, CO

U.S. Army

2:10:06

5

Augustus Maiyo

21

36

Colorado Springs, CO

U.S. Army

2:10:47

13

Haron Lagat

33

36

Colorado Springs, CO

U.S. Army

2:13:04

16

Elkanah Kibet

15

36

Fountain, CO

U.S. Army

2:13:52

25

Grant Fischer

96

25

Fort Collins, CO

 

2:15:32

29

Ian Butler

121

28

Lakewood, CO

Brooks / Boulder Harriers

2:16:26

31

Benjamin Payne

168

38

Colorado Springs, CO

U.S. Air Force

2:16:42

34

Andrew Epperson

29

29

Fort Collins, CO

 

2:17:00

42

William Norris

177

25

Spirit Lake, IA

 

2:17:57

47

Kyle King

89

30

Denver, CO

U.S. Marine Corp

2:18:20

54

Jonathan Aziz

82

28

Colorado Springs, CO

Boulder TC

2:19:35

58

Stephen VanGampleare

213

29

Colorado Springs, CO

 

2:20:16

67

Garrett Lee

198

26

Littleton, CO

 

2:21:14

68

Will Cross

137

27

Longmont , CO

Roots Running Project

2:21:16

87

Tyler McCandless

22

33

Boulder, CO

rabbit / Boulder Harriers

2:24:04

89

Kurt Roeser

166

33

Boulder, CO

Brooks / Boulder Harriers

2:24:08

97

Reed Fischer

97

24

Boulder, CO

 

2:24:48

109

Chris Boyle

184

29

Denver, CO

 

2:25:49

111

Alex Monroe

46

27

Longmont, CO

Roots Running Project

2:25:57

124

Alec Baldwin

206

27

Denver, CO

 

2:28:03

131

Jason Simpson

218

35

Boulder, CO

Boulder TC

2:28:51

137

Dave Marks

176

29

Denver, CO

 

2:30:03

143

Charles Remillard

162

26

Denver, CO

 

2:30:27

174

Mason Frank

146

30

Aurora, CO

Brooks

2:55:04

175

Brandon Johnson

180

36

Longmont, CO

 

2:56:10

DNF

Kyle Masterson

151

26

Alamosa, CO

 

-

DNF

Evan Schwartz

183

26

Boulder, CO

Brooks

- 

DNF

Dan Nestor

102

26

Boulder, CO

rabbit

- 

DNF

Samuel Kosgei

44

35

Colorado Springs, CO

U.S. Army

- 

DNF

Patrick Rizzo

131

36

Colorado Springs, CO

 

- 

DNF

Tanner Fruit

230

31

Colorado Springs, CO

Co. Springs TC Elite

- 

DNF

Stanley Kebenei

99

30

Colorado Springs, CO

Nike

- 

DNF

William Milam

57

28

Louisville, CO

Roots Running Project

-

DNF

Ridouane Harroufi

243

38

Fort Collins, CO

 

-

DNS

Parker Stinson

7

27

Boulder, CO

Saucony

 


 

           

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