Thursday, April 3, 2008

Olympic trials webcast

Press release below. Turn on, tune in.

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, April 2

2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials-Women's Marathon
Streamed Live Online & Televised

Race to serve as premier episode of Olympic Trials series

Boston, Mass. -- The Boston Athletic Association, in conjunction with NBC Sports and, announced today that live coverage of the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials-Women’s Marathon will be available on on Sunday, April 20. Additionally, a 60-minute highlights show will air on MSNBC on Sunday, April 27 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET.

The 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials-Women's Marathon will be held at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, April 20, and will be run on a unique multi-loop course in downtown Boston and Cambridge . The race will feature more than 100 of the top female marathoners in America vying for a chance to represent the United States at the Olympic Games in Beijing this summer. Among the athletes entered in the field are 2004 Olympic Marathon bronze medalist Deena Kastor, 1984 Olympic Marathon gold medalist Joan Samuelson, and 2004 U.S. Olympic Team Trials-Women's Marathon champion Colleen De Reuck.

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