The Women’s Marathon takes place on Sunday, August 5 at 11 a.m. local time (6 a.m. EDT and 3 a.m. PDT). Along with the rest of the world, we’ll be watching the women’s marathon as the American team toes the line with the best women marathoners in the world. Desiree Davila, Shalane Flanagan, and Kara Goucher are fierce competitors, and we are eagerly anticipating the excitement of the marathon on August 5.
The Marathon & Beyond staff was fortunate to watch the Olympic trials in Houston in January when these three women won a spot on Team USA. We congratulate all the Olympic athletes who will be competing in the 2012 games.
Marathon & Beyond magazine welcomes Meghan Hicks, the newest member of our M&B family. An accomplished trail runner, Meghan will be writing the “On the Trail” column. Meghan is a Park City, Utah-based trail runner and writer. She is also the Senior Editor at iRunFar.com and a contributing editor at Trail Runner magazine. Meghan ran track in high school and at a Division III college, then spent her early and mid-twenties road running. She ran her first ultramarathon in 2006 and hasn’t looked back from trail running. While Meghan has podium-ed at the Marathon des Sables, The Coastal Challenge, the Grand Teton Trail Marathon, and a number of other trail and ultra-distance races, she’s more of a top 10%-type runner and considers those finishes her lucky days. She loves using running to adventure within the world’s wildest places.