U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials: 12 Runners To Watch

Hall dominated in winning the 2008 Olympic Marathon Trials and is the favorite heading into this year's race. Photo: PhotoRun.net

Deena Kastor

Can Kastor make her fourth Olympic team on January 14th? Photo: PhotoRun.net

The defending champion and a 2004 Olympic bronze medalist, the 38-year-old Kastor will have her hands full with the most competitive women’s Olympic Marathon Trials field in history. After giving birth to her first child last year, Kastor has effectively raced her way back into shape, winning the Dodge Rock ‘n’ Roll Los Angeles Half Marathon last October in 1:11:48. Will that fitness be enough to make her fourth Olympic team? We’ll find out on January 14.

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