Pacific Assocation of USA Track and field

OTF An Oral History Of The 2012 Olympic Trials Women’s 5,000

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Let’sRun.com has produced a fascinating piece on the battle to earn a spot on the 2012 US Olympic Team in the Women’s 5000m from the perspective of the women who participated in that unforgettable race. The Pacific Association’s own Kim Conley, who nabbed the coveted third spot with an amazing and gutsy finish, was one of the leading protagonists of the story.

Part 1 of the piece may be found here.

Part 2 may be found here.

Part 3 may be found here.

LRC’s original 2012 piece on the race may be found here.

With the 2016 Trials starting this Friday, this is a good time to relive one of the most memorable races in Olympic Trials history.

Tom Bernhard