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LOS ANGELES –The City of Los Angeles will host the Women’s and Men’s 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Marathon, USA Track & Field, the U.S. Olympic Committee, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, and LA MARATHON LLC announced Wednesday.
The 2016 Olympic Trials will be held Feb. 13, 2016. With separate starts, the men’s and women’s races both will be carried in their entirety on NBC. The ASICS LA Marathon will be conducted the following day making it a great marathon weekend.
The qualifying standards are slightly more difficult than in the past. For men to achieve the "A" standard, which provides travel expenses, they will have to run under 2:15:00. The "B" standard, which does not provide expenses, is 2:18:00. An athlete may also qualify for the "B" standard with a half-marathon time of under 1:05:00.
For the women the respective times for the "A" standard are 2:37:00 and the "B" standard of 2:43:00. The half-marathon qualifying time is 1:15:00.