Let’s (Long Beach) Post it: We’ve got a rooting interest for the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials — Dr. Lori Mann

By Tom Hoffarth

Update Feb. 29 results:
Lori Mann finished in 2:46:39, No. 326 out of 565 competitors overall, No. 151 out of 390 women.

Women’s qualifiers:
1. Aliphine Tuliamuk — 2:27:23
2. Molly Seidel — 2:27:31
3. Sally Kipyego — 2:28:52
Men’s qualifiers:
1. Galen Rupp — 2:09:20
2. Jacob Riley — 2:10:02
3. Abdi Abdirahman — 2:10:03

Updated March 1: A story from the New York Times about how and why more women are running in marathons.

Story posted Friday Feb. 28:
Dr. Lori Mann said that if she didn’t qualify to run in Saturday’s U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in Atlanta on Saturday, it wouldn’t necessarily mean she was game to enter the 35th Los Angeles Marathon field that’ll go from Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica on March 8.

lori smile nyc finish

Lori Mann smiles as she finishes the 2018 New York City Marathon. Her now-husband, Dr. Adam Sandahl, proposed to her after the race, carrying the engagement ring with him the whole way.

The 37-year-old said she had thought about putting a hold on her running career, building up her Long Beach-based psychology wellness business that she runs in adjacent to her husband’s chiropractic practice, and start trying to have a baby.
But here she is, in the field of some 500 runners trying to finish in the top three and qualify for the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo. A longshot?
Of course.
Mann, who now has two stepkids aged 13 and 10, said she and everyone else knows “the odds are stacked against them because we work full-time jobs, balance relationships and motherhood, and many are former college athletes who took up this goal years later.”
So why not enjoy this journey?

Here’s our story posted on the Long Beach Post site.
NBC carries the event Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Here’s a primer on how to watch livestream as well.

More links to consider:

lori start shot== Her official Olympic Trials profile on www.Atlanta2020Trials.com
== Her practice in Long Beach: www.TIERnow.com
== Her inclusion in a story about those who made it near the end of the Olympic Trials qualifying race in Sacramento last December: www.womensrunning.com
== Her win at the 2019 Conquer the Bridge race in San Pedro last Labor Day: www.dailybreeze.com
== Organizers expected about 400 runners for Saturday’s U.S. Olympic Trials. They’ll have about 700 instead,reports The New York Times.
lori exhalts cim frame pic

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