2012 London Olympic's Men's Marathon - Complete Coverage
Men's Marathon: 11AM GMT, August 12, 2012
The Olympics happen just once every four years and represent some of the best sport in the world. For the marathon, the Olympics holds a special place - as the origin of the event. And while winning medals at other events is a crowning achievement, the Olympic Marathon remains the pinnacle of marathoning - there is no higher achievement than earning a medal or even competing at the Olympics - the birthplace of the marathon.
Past Races As we've done in the past, we've searched out past performances for the men who will be running in the Olympics Marathon and have compiled a list of races where these men have run against each other. It's interesting to see where these top athletes have met - and who has always ended up on top.... We'll add the disclaimer that past performances are not necessarily an indicator of future results.
Men's Past Competitions
Up-To-Date Starters Lists Oddly, it's hard to find the starting lists for the Olympic Marathons. While there may be some substitutions until the days just before the race, here is the best available starting list - together with the lists of the top performances of the best athletes:
2012 Men's Olympic Marathon - Announced Runners
The Olympic Marathon On these pages we'll prepare you for the watching and reading about and appreciating the 2012 Olympics. But for those who want to review the history of the event, we'll encourage you to read the chapters on our site describing
- The Origin of the Marathon and
- The First Marathon.
MarathonGuide.com - Preview The quick overview of the race - what you'll see. If your time is short and you can read just one thing - start here...
2012 Men's Olympic Marathon Preview
The Favorites - The Bios Here we've provided more detailed information about some of the top men and also some of our favorite American athletes. Yes, there are a lot of Kenyans and Ethiopians in our writeups - but they are the ones to beat. Who will make it to the finish line first? Probably one of the men that we've written about.
The Men To Watch
YouTube and others have made it easy to share video on many topics - here we've found content that describes the Olympics Marathon in video...everything from a recap of the 2004 Athens Men's Olympic Marathon and the U.S. Men's Olympic Trials, Interviews, a Course Tour and more.......