Residence: Pacific Grove, Calif.
Marathon PR: 2:29:10
2011 summary: Russell, who in her typical fashion has flown under the radar heading into this year’s Trials race, returns in an attempt to make her second-straight Olympic Marathon team. Last year she finished fifth at the U.S. Cross Country Championships, qualifying for the world championships, where she finished 19th, helping the U.S. to a bronze medal in the team race.
FILED UNDER: Features / Race Coverage TAGS: Amy Hastings / Blake Russell / Deena Kastor / Desiree Davila / Janet Cherobon-Bawcom / Kara Goucher / Katie McGregor / Magdalena Lewy-Boulet / Serena Burla / Stephanie Rothstein / U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials / women's race preview