Women’s Race Preview: Too Close To Call

Blake Russell


Nobody's talking about Blake Russell heading into this year's Trials race--just the way she likes it. Photo: PhotoRun.net

Age: 36

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.


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