We are now one week away from the Olympic Trials. It’s time to start analyzing the field and make predictions about what could happen on race day. In this Women’s Marathon Olympic Trials preview I am joined by two of the most knowledgeable peoplep in the industry - Erin Strout, senior writer at Women‘s Running, and Alison Wade, creator of the Fast Women newsletter.
In this episode we discuss the following questions:
Compare your excitement level for the trials to another sporting event (or life event?)
Favorite part(s) of the build-up to the race?
Favorite athlete(s) to follow and why?
Favorite story line coming into the race?
Factors that could influence the outcome of the race that aren't related to the fitness level of the athletes?
List of people you'd include in a group of runners that wouldn't surprise if they qualified?
Characteristics that you considered when trying to come up with your top 3?
Top 3 prediction?
Winning time prediction?
Why exactly you chose them?
Hardest people to leave out?
Athlete most likely to set the pace (either fast or slow)?
How do you think the race will pay out strategically?
Favorite darkhorse candidate?
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