The three pictures below were taken by Running Network web editor, Chuck Bartlett, who found them on his camera as he cleared it out. The series takes place during the early stages of the very congested 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon, held in Houston, Texas this past January.
Talk about a simple twist of fate, to use another musical description. Shalane Flanagan almost fell early in the race!
We are hearing that Shalane Flanagan and Kara Goucher are in the shape of their lives. Should be quite exciting marathon on August 5.
We have heard several things on Desi Davila. What we can determine is that she has had a hip flexor issue and she is considering whether to run or not. We wish her the best of luck.
Early in Houston Trials, notice Shalane Flanagan, Desi Davila,
photo by Chuck Bartlett, 1/4
Notice, Shalane Flanagan gets clipped, 2/4, photo by Chuck Bartlett
Shalane Flanagan nearly goes down, 3/4, photo by Chuck Bartlett
4/4, Shalane Flanagan gets clipped, photo by Chuck Bartlett