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L.A. to hold U.S. Olympic marathon trials
L.A. to hold U.S. Olympic marathon trials

Los Angeles has been awarded the 2016 men's and women's Olympic marathon trials, a prestigious event that fits the city's hope of bringing the Summer Games back in 2024. The U.S. Olympic Team Trials-Marathon will be held Feb. 13, 2016, and will determine Team USA's marathon entrants at the Rio de Janeiro Games. The races will take place on a multi-loop course that will be designed to closely simulate Rio's course and will remain within Los Angeles, largely in the downtown area. The men and women will have separate starts, and both races will be nationally televised. The marathon trials will be followed a day later by the annual L.A. Marathon, whose executives...