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2012 Running Trends – Olympic Fever

February 6th, 2012

You might not know it with how much coverage there’s been of the 2012 Presidential race, but there will be quite a few other races to watch this summer. The Olympic Games are coming to London this August.

Athletics events will take place at various times throughout the Olympic Games schedule, from August 3 through August 12. As you probably heard, the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials took place in Houston on January 14. Meb Keflezighi, Ryan Hall and Abdi Abdirahman will run the Men’s race for the U.S. Team, while Shalane Flanagan, Desiree Davila and Kara Goucher earned a starting spot in the Women’s race.

But there are still plenty of qualifying races to watch before the Games start. Many of you probably already have your flight booked to Tracktown USA. The 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Track and Field will take place from June 21 to July 1 in Eugene, Oregon. There will be television coverage of many events on NBC and its affiliates for those of you who can’t make it to Hayward Field to witness the drama firsthand.

If you’ve never gone to an Olympic Trials event, we’d encourage you to check it out. Our staff who have made the trip in the past always found the events to be exciting, and it’s a real hoot to chat with other fans from across the country who love the sport as much as you do.

We’ll keep an eye on more Olympic stories as summer approaches, but we expect an exciting year of competition ahead. What are you looking forward to in this year’s Olympics?

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