On Saturday, January 14, 225 women will compete for three coveted spots on the U.S. Olympic Marathon team, including Deena Kastor, Magdalena Lewy Boulet and Blake Russell, who represented the U.S. at the last Olympic Marathon in Beijing. Let us know which three runners you think will make the squad in the poll below!
Mario Fraioli is a senior editor at Competitor magazine. A cross-country All-American at Stonehill College in 2003, he now coaches the Prado Women's Racing Team in San Diego and was the men's marathon coach for Costa Rica's 2012 Olympic team. His first book, The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide To Marathon & Half-Marathon Training (VeloPress, 2013) is available in bookstores, running shops and online.