2012 London Olympic's Women's Marathon Complete Coverage
Women's Marathon: 11AM GMT, August 5, 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.
Up-To-Date Starters Lists Oddly, it's hard to find the starting lists for the Olympic Marathons and the starting list remains in flux as athletes may be replaced where "urgent medical problems arise, or in other exceptional cases" up until the time of the technical meeting for the race. Here, the best list of announced starters, together with the best marathon finishers for the top athletes.
2012 Women's Olympic Marathon - Announced Runners
Past Races As we've done in the past, we've searched out past performances for the women who will be running in the Olympics Marathon and have compiled a list of races where these women have run against each other. We'll add the disclaimer that past performances are not necessarily an indicator of future results; although we think it's really intesting and might provide insight into what to expect on race day.
Women's Past Competitions
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 Women's Olympic Marathon Preview
The Favorites In Depth Here we've provided more detailed information about each of the women to watch. Who are they, where did they come from, why do we expect them to contend in London? These women are the proven winners - some of the ones we'll expect to stand on the podium - anything can happen on a hot, humid, hazy marathon - but expect these women to factor in the mix - why?
The Women 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 Women's Olympic Marathon to press conferences following the U.S. Women's Olympic Trials and more.......