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Atlanta, GA   February 29 - Atlanta saw the largest field for both the Men and the Women USA Olympic Marathon Trials. 210 men qualified for the Men’s race which started twelve minutes before the women’s race.  Brian Shrader had a fifty second lead at the half way mark in the Men’s USA Olympic Marathon Trials. Defending USA Men’s Olympic Marathon Trials winner Alan Rupp was in a large chase pack as they closed on Shrader after the half way point.   Rupp ran a 4:57 at the 16 mile mark to catch Sharder.  Rupp pulled away to cruise to victory qualifying for his fourth Olympics with a time of 2:09.20. The 33-year-old runner won the bronze medal in the marathon at the 2016 Rio Games.

According to Marathon Guide the following athletes from Ohio have qualified for 2020 U.S. Olympic  Team Trials - Marathon.  

Mark your Spring racing season with the March 8th 20th anniversary Arnold 5K

I would like to thank Bart Smith for nominating me and the Ohio Association of Track & Cross Country Coaches for selecting me to receive the OAT & CCC Distinguished Service Award.

Hopefully you are able to get in your training to be ready for the Spring racing season.

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