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5 Inspiring Lessons from Olympic Trials Qualifiers, for Running and Life – Salty Running – Running Fitness Article

5 Inspiring Lessons from Olympic Trials Qualifiers, for Running and Life – Salty Running Were you as inspired as I was by our profiles of Olympic Trials qualifiers? Reading through them, I found some common themes that make these women — and hundreds of other amateur and professional runners I follow on social media — so inspiring. It sounds cheesy, but these takeaways aren’t just for running, they’re for life. Love what you do. If you’re gonna spend hours every…

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2020 Olympic Trials Marathon Bingo – Salty Running – Running Fitness Article

2020 Olympic Trials Marathon Bingo – Salty Running It’s back, baby! Click to play Olympic Trials Bingo with us! Play online by clicking the squares or Click here for a printer-friendly board, then print one for each guest at your viewing party (refresh the page for a unique board). Keep a close eye on the action on NBC and when you spot something, mark that square. Just like in elementary school, the first player to get 5 spots in a row…

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The Numbers – Salty Running – Running Fitness Article

The Numbers – Salty Running The 2020 Olympic Team Trials in the marathon, coming up this Saturday, February 29th, is a historic event for women. 511 women qualified for the race this year, the highest number ever and more than twice as many as qualified for the last Olympic Trials in 2016. Of those 511 qualifiers, 457 will start the race. Women’s marathon running has exploded in the last four years: to put the number of qualifiers in perspective, 260…

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Roberta Groner – Salty Running – Running Fitness Article

Roberta Groner – Salty Running Roberta Groner’s story is both fascinating and inspiring. She ran her PR marathon of 2:29:06 last April in Rotterdam, good for fifth place. That gives her the 15th fastest time of any woman at the trials, but Roberta is 42 years old. Only two other American women over the age of 40 have run faster than 2:30: Deena Kastor and Colleen De Reuck. Roberta also works full time and is a single mother to three…

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Emma Kertesz – Salty Running – Running Fitness Article

Emma Kertesz – Salty Running It has been a long and winding road for Emma Kertesz over the last four years. After finishing 39th in the 2016 Olympic Trials Marathon in Los Angeles in punishing conditions in 2:44:56, she will once again be lining up with the best American marathoners on Saturday. The 10,000 meter All-American, who was recently inducted into University of Toledo Hall of Fame, has struggled with injury and almost didn’t make it to the Trials. Going…

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New York City Marathon Preview 2019 – Salty Running – Running Fitness Article

Alright, race fans. Ready for another installment of Chicory’s handy-dandy race previews? Next up is NYC! The five-borough jaunt is welcoming back all of last year’s champions and the elite field includes 11 former New York City Marathon champions, 13 Olympians and 19 Paralympians, and 14 past Abbott World Marathon Majors race champions. And, Pimento! Mary Keitany returns looking to defend her title and win the race for what would be a record-setting fifth time — she and Grete Waitz are the…

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