Coloradans Claim Olympic Trials Qualifying Times at CIM
The California International Marathon offered one final shot at an Olympic Trials Qualifying time this weekend. Coloradans and hopefuls from other states flocked to the event which promises a fast (net downhill) course.
Women needed to run less than 2:46; men less than 2:19 to qualify for the Olympic Marathon Trials which will be held in Houston in January 2012.
Three Colorado women qualified: Joanna Zeiger (2:43:48), Danielle Quatrochi (2:44:56), Kim Dobson (2:45:56). Boulder resident and Romanian citizen Nuta Olaru was third in the women’s field in 2:37:13.
Marrio Macias, a Mexican citizen living in Alamosa, ran a PR 2:15:55 (gun time).
Kenya’s Erick Monyenye (2:11:50) and Ethiopia’s Serkalem Biset Abrha (2:33:40) were the men’s and women’s division overall winners. In total, 33 runners from across the United States qualified for the Olympic Trials.
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