Culpepper Earns Spot on
U.S. Olympic Marathon Team

 

ALAN CULPEPPER CELEBRATES HIS VICTORY AS HE
CROSSES THE MARATHON TRIALS FINISH LINE IN 2:11:42.
KAREN MITCHELL PHOTO

 

BIRMINGHAM, AL--The first three finishers at the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials, held February 7, earned the honor of representing the country at the Olympics. In an extremely competitive race--the top three were only separated by twenty seconds--Alan Culpepper, 32, of Lafayette, CO became the first qualifier in 2:11:42. The runner-up was Meb Keflezighi, 29, of San Diego, CA with 2:11:47. The third qualifying spot went to Daniel Browne, 28, of Beaverton, OR in 2:12:02.

Culpepper took the lead in the 21st mile and was able to hold his small advantage for the remainder of the race. Culpepper's excellent time ranks second all-time in the Trials behind Tony Sandoval's 1980 record of 2:10:19 in Buffalo, NY.

Overall

1. Alan Culpepper 2:11:42
2. Meb Keflezighi 2:11:47
3. Daniel Browne 2:12:02
4. Trent Briney 2:12:35
5. Clint Verran 2:14:37
6. Scott Larson 2:15:03
7. Josh Cox 2:15:18
8. Eddy Hellebuyck 2:15:36
9. Peter Gilmore 2:15:44
10. Jason Lehmkuhle 2:16:27
11. Keith Dowling 2:16:50
12. Kevin Collins 2:17:00
13. Brian Sell 2:17:20
14. Fred Kieser 2:17:21
15. Scott Strand 2:17:44
16. Steven Moreno 2:17:48
17. Corey Creasey 2:17:58
18. Scott Nicholas 2:18:13
19. Conor Holt 2:18:17
20. Christopher Banks 2:18:56
21. Ryan Meissen 2:19:02
22. Scott Goff 2:19:11
23. Ryan Shay 2:19:20
24. Matt Sandercock 2:20:23
 

TED CALLINAN, 32ND IN 2:22:20.
KAREN MITCHELL PHOTO
25. Carl Rundell 2:21:08
26. John Dimoff 2:21:12
27. Michael Cox 2:21:52
28. Jason Ryf 2:21:55
29. Kevin Taylor 2:22:04
30. Erik Kean 2:22:09
31. Brantley Lutz 2:22:17
32. Edward Callinan 2:22:20
33. Michael Wardian 2:22:40
34. Eric Blake 2:22:44
35. William Kabasenche 2:23:21
36. Christopher Wehrman 2:23:29
37. Eric Hartmark 2:23:30
38. Ben Rosario 2:23:42
39. Ian Solof 2:23:59
40. Brian Clas 2:24:18
41. Mike Franko 2:24:31
 

MATT SANDERCOCK, 24TH IN
2:20:23.
KAREN MITCHELL PHOTO
42. Terrance Shea 2:24:32
43. Nate Bowen 2:24:35
44. Shawn Found 2:24:45
45. Nick Gramsky 2:25:10
46. Richard Byrne 2:25:50
47. Joseph Wilson 2:26:04
48. James McGown 2:26:09
49. Jan Talley 2:26:12
50. Edmund Burke 2:26:14