U.S. Olympic Marathon Team Trials

This is not the story of an Olympic hopeful or elite athlete. This is the story of friendship and a ragtag bunch of misfits surprising themselves and urging one another along in the ungrounded goal of qualifying and competing in the U.S. Marathon Olympic Team Trials. It all started in 2018 when two of my Portland-based friends, Carissa and Fionna ran qualifying times at California International Marathon. I remember excitedly following along and sharing the news with my then f