Marathon Trials for 2012 Summer Olympic Games

2012 Olympic Marathon Trials: 8 Women to Watch

As the Summer Olympic Games approach, the country’s fastest female marathoners go head-to-head for a chance at taking gold in London

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2012 Olympic Marathon Trials: 8 Women to Watch // Women running at 2012 Olympic Marathon Trials in Houston c Getty

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"There has never been a stronger US women's field in the Olympic Marathon Trials," says Kevin Hanson, Desiree Davila's coach. The drama here is epic. World-class marathoners Kara Goucher, Shalane Flanagan, and Davila will go head-to-head for the first time. (Search: Who won the first round of marathon trials in January?) The top three go to London. (The odds on the slides that follow are for making the Olympic team, not winning the race.)

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