Local Runners Head to Atlanta for U.S. Marathon Olympic Trials

Brendan Gregg, Shadrack Biwott, Grayson Hough, Nathan Kwan, Nicole Lane, Katie Layman, Melissa Penwell among 691 athletes registered to compete in Atlanta

The Sacramento area has 7 residents set to compete in the 2020 U.S. Marathon Olympic Trials on Saturday, February 29 in Atlanta.

Additionally, Sacramento’s California International Marathon had 319 participants run an Olympic Trials qualifying time over the past 3 years—the most qualifiers from any marathon worldwide.

The men’s Olympic Trials race starts at 12:08 P.M. EST and the women’s race starts at 12:20 P.M. EST. The race will be covered live on NBC from Noon EST to 3:00 P.M. EST. Additional information, including athlete bios, statistics, and live tracking can be found on the event website, atlanta2020trials.com

The first 3 men and the first 3 women to cross the finish line in Atlanta will go on to represent Team USA at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo later this summer.

Sacramento-area residents competing at the Marathon Olympic Trials:

Brendan Gregg (Davis)
Team: Hansons-Brooks Distance Project
Qualifying Time: 2:11:38

Shadrack Biwott (Folsom)
Team: Hansons-Brooks Distance Project
Qualifying Time: 2:12:52

Grayson Hough (Davis)
Team: SRA Elite
Qualifying Time: 2:18:59

Nathan Kwan (Davis)
Marathon Debut
Qualified by half-marathon: 1:03:50

Nicole Lane (Sacramento)
Team: SRA Elite
Qualifying Time: 2:42:26

Katie Layman (Folsom)
Team: SRA Elite
Qualifying Time: 2:44:10

Melissa Penwell (Rocklin)
Team: SRA Elite
Qualifying Time: 2:44:54

Media Guide Provided By The Atlanta Track Club: www.atlanta2020trials.com/uploads/images/MediaGuide.pdf

The Sacramento Running Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to finding ways to encourage people of all ages and abilities to run. The SRA is committed to developing new, quality running events that appeal to a broad variety of runners.

SRA events include the recently concluded Super Sunday Run, the Credit Union SACTOWN Run on April 5, 2020, the Gold Country Half on May 17, 2020, the Blue Mile on June 20, 2020, the Capital Cross Challenge on September 26, 2020, the Youth XC Series in October, Run the Parkway in November, and the California International Marathon on December 6, 2020