Montgomery’s (2001) Sara Hall ran with the lead group for the first 20 miles, with Sara at 1:53:12, but dropped out after 22 miles.
El Molino’s (2012) Nicole Lane ran within 8 minutes of her PR placing 216th out of 390 in 2:49:48
Sonoma Valley’s (2010) Nicholas Spector ran strong for the first 10 mile (53:44) before falling off that pace and finishing in 162nd out of 175 in 2:37:50.
Former Africans played a big part as they took three of the six USA spots on the Olympic team.
From Sara Hall
For the last 6 months I’ve done every crazy thing I could think of to prepare for the extreme course in Atlanta. But today, it still obliterated my legs. Nothing injured I don’t think, but my heart will be broken from this one for a while. I really believed today would be the day.
And yet, even with how many times this sport has broken my heart, I still love it. And I love the running community. Your love, support, and belief in me before and after the race had me in tears multiple times. And you all showed up on the course big time. ❤️
The song in my head before and during the race was @kimwalkersmith “Jesus you are more than enough”. It’s moments like these that make you realize He really is. And He’s the one that inspired me to keep going the last 10 years & believe there’s more there- as I do even now.