A Glimpse at the Men’s Trials Field

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Saw this concise breakdown of the men’s Olympic Trials Marathon field on Facebook by Jacksonville Bank Half Marathon race director Richard Fannin and thought we’d share it with you (with his permission, of course!).

Breaking down the men’s Trials field:

Surely someone has been left out, but had to draw the line somewhere. Below are 32 men that might make the team “on any given day”
Should be a fascinating race !

THE “OLD GUARD”

issue-20-cover-4.29.14-725x922Meb Keflezighi
Ryan Hall
Abdi Abdirahman
Dathan Ritzenhein
These guys finished 1-2-3-4 in 2012 and are the only 4 that have broken 2:10

THE ROOKIES

None have run a marathon, but all 7 are so fast over 10,000 they have to be considered
Galen Rupp - 26:44
Sam Chelanga - 27:08
Diego Estrada - 27:30
Chris Derrick - 27:31
Girma Mecheso - 27:52
Andy Bumbalough - 27:56
Jon Grey - 27:59

IMPRESSIVE HALFS

These 3 have run the full, but there half times are the eye-poppers
Tim Ritchie - 1:01:22
Gabe Proctor - 1:01:40
Tyler Pennel - 1:01:44

17 under 2:14:00 - And one more

Luke Puskedra - 2:10:24
Jeff Eggleston - 2:10:52
Ryan Vail - 2:10:57
Bobby Curtis - 2:11:20
Elkanah Kibet - 2:11:31
Fernando Cabada - 2:11:36
Nick Arciniaga - 2:11:47
Matt Llano - 2:12:28
Matt Tegenkamp - 2:12:28
Josphat Boit - 2:12:52
Aaron Braun - 2:12:54
Shadrack Biwott - 2:12:55
Jared Ward - 2:12:56
Jake Riley - 2:13:16
Sean Quigley - 2:13:30
Sergio Reyes - 2:13:34
Craig Leon - 2:13:53
Christo Landry - 2:14:30 (and 27:55 10k)

Very excited to see what Tim Ritchie can do after that blistering half marathon. He’ll have plenty of New Englanders there with him, too!

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