Sell's Cheering Squad
Eventual third-place finisher Brian Sell poses with his posse before the race. Fans lined the course with signs and cardboard cutouts of the Hansons-Brooks runner. Photo: PhotoRun.net
And they're off!
The race started on 6th Avenue before heading into Central Park. Photo: PhotoRun.net
Wardian gets out fast!
Serial marathoner Michael Wardian got out to a fast start in Central Park, gapping the field in the race's early miles. Photo: PhotoRun.net
Sell states his case
Fan favorite Brian Sell takes his turn towing the main pack midway through the race. Photo: PhotoRun.net
Ritz keeps his eye on Ryan
Dathan Ritzenhein, center, keeps close tabs on eventual winner and pre-race favorite Ryan Hall. Photo: PhotoRun.net
Record-Setting Run For Hall
Hall pulled away from the field at mile 18 on his way to a Olympic Marathon Trials record 2:09:02. Photo: PhotoRun.net
Ritz Punches His Ticket To Beijing
Dathan Ritzenhein crosses the line two minutes behind Hall in 2:11:07 to qualify for the Olympic Marathon team. Photo: PhotoRun.net
Brian Sell: The Workingman's Runner
Fan favorite Brian Sell ran a strong race from start to finish, placing third in 2:11:40 to become the first member of the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project to qualify for the U.S. Olympic team. Photo: PhotoRun.net
Khannouchi Quietly Finishes 4th
American marathon record holder Khalid Khannouchi, who was 36 at the time of the 2008 Trials race, finished a surprising fourth in 2:12:34 after a long period of injury. Photo: PhotoRun.net
Jenkins turns heads...
Crossing the finish line in seventh place was Nate Jenkins of Lowell, Massachusetts, who ran a personal best of 2:14:56 to the surprise of many. Photo: PhotoRun.net
Meb Finishes 8th
Fighting a hip injury, Olympic Marathon silver medalist Meb Keflezighi finished 8th, failing to qualify for the team. Photo: PhotoRun.net
Left-to-right: Brian Sell, Ryan Hall, Dathan Ritzenhein. Photo: PhotoRun.net