Just catched the half-hour show on the U.S. men's Olympic marathon trials. Very sad to hear about marathoner Ryan Shay who died after the five mile mark.
The race was amazing. Out with the veterans Meb and Alan but in with Ryan Hall, who broke away at mile 17 and smashed the field, Dathan Ritzenhein and Brian Sell.
I love the story about Sell, part of the Hanson-Brooks Distance Project, who shows that hard work, not just natural running ability, can get you far. Great story in Runner's World. Another one.