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IT ALL STARTS HERE. Once every four years, the world’s finest runners come together to compete in the race of a lifetime. On this stage, winning isn’t just for personal glory, it can mean the the pride of a country. These athletes work their whole lives for this challenge but first, they’ve got to make the team. GET ON YOUR MARKS. For the first time ever, the marathon trials will host the men and women on the same day, the same course, at the same time. In the end, only three of each will earn the title of Team USA and go on to London. The course if flat, fast, and a spectator’s dream: from the Brooks cheering section, fans will see the runners pass by four times! It’s going to be a historic day as the nation’s best runners are predicted to bring record-breaking times to claim a spot on the podium. This guide is your inside scoop on our very own Brooks athletes. Look out for them on course in eye-catching NightLife Yellow and Hansons-Brooks Singlets.

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FAST FRIENDS Meet Brooks Athletes Desi & Amy ALL ABOUT HANSONS-BROOKS Get to know the team WHO’S WHO Listing of Brooks athletes competing THE FASTEST ON THE FASTEST The Second Annual Brooks PR Invitational TRIALS TAILGATING Watch the Trials with Brooks

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Brian Sell placed third in the 2007 marathon trials, claiming a spot on the Beijing team and giving our country a strong showing with a 22nd place finish.

THE RISE OF HANSONS-BROOKS
Challenging each other on a daily basis, the Hansons-Brooks runners have far exceeded expectations, hitting the national running scene with high-profile successes.

"NO ONE WORKOUT IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE OTHER."
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TEAMING UP
Founded by Keith and Kevin Hanson,the Hansons-Brooks Original Distance Project is the best team out there for post-collegiate runners who have demonstrated great potential and wish to further develop their running abilities. The Olympics are the ultimate focus—but more importantly, these athletes strive to see just how fast they can become. The Hansons’ philosophy gives runners the rare opportunity to live and run together in a supportive, training-focused environment founded on team principles. An unusual approach in the often solitary sport of running. Look out for all the Hansons-Brooks runners on-course sporting bright yellow and red singlets. Go team!

Desi Davila made waves at the 2011 Boston Marathon, finishing second with a four minute PR of 2:22:38. As the fastest-ever American woman at Boston, Desi is sure to make heads turn on raceday.

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Qualified at the 2011 USA Half Marathon Championships with a time of 1:02:51 Two-time top six finisher at the US 15K Championships Speaks Spanish and Czech

Brooks has 49 athletes competing to make the team. Join us in the Brooks cheering section to ensure you don’t miss any of the action (see page 18 for more details).

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Qualified at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon with a time of 2:14:55 2007 and 2011 World Championship marathon team Inventor of the “neck beard”

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Qualified at the Dodge Rock 'n' Roll San Diego Marathon with a time of 2:33:09 Six-time US World Team member Married to Chad Johnson who is also running the Trials

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THE SECOND ANNUAL BR OOKS PR INVITATIONAL WILL TAKE PLACE ONCE AGAIN IN BR OOKS’ HOME TOWN OF SEAT TLE, WASHINGTON. INVITATIONS HAVE ALREADY BEEN SENT OUT TO THE FASTEST HIGH SCHOOL TR ACK STARS IN THE NATION AND IN FEBRUARY, THE Y WILL COME TOGE THER TO TAKE DOWN THEIR PRS.

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FINISH START

TO GET ANY CLOSER, YOU'D HAVE TO RUN THE COURSE.
Join brooks near the intersection of La branch and Lamar streets to catch all the trials action in the ultimate cheering section. From our vantage point, we’ll see the runners pass by four times! even better, we’re bringing a little slice of seattle with free-flowing coffee plus food, beverages, and swag.

BROOKS CHEERING SECTION

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