Gearing Up for the Olympic Trials!!!
The Humana Rock 'N Roll Arizona Marathon and Half Marathon will serve several purposes for most of IDP's elite women's roster.
Gracie Tostenson (left) will be making her marathon debut, and will be attempting to finish under the Olympic Qualifying Standard of 2:45:00 in hopes of making the Olympic Trials in Atlanta in February. Teammate Franny Zander (right) will be joining her in that attempt.
Emma Bates (left) and Samantha Diaz (right) will be using the marathon as a workout for the Olympic Trials as well as providing pacing services for teammates Gracie and Franny.
Kristen Findley will be competing in the Half Marathon distance as a tune-up race for the Olympic Trials in Februrary.
The scenic Humana Rock 'N Roll marathon course will start at the Arizona Center in Phoenix, progress to Scottsdale, with a finish on Rio Salvado Parkway in Tempe. The half marathon course will begin on University Drive and College Avenue in Tempe, and share the finish line with the marathon course. Gun time for both races is scheduled for 7:50 am Mountain Time, but is subject to change.
Best wishes and good luck to all of our IDP women as they continue to work toward their Olympic dreams!