30 Jul '15, 5pm

On her 31st try, Amber Green qualified for the Olympic Marathon Trials.

“As I got to the end of [the 2000 St. George Marathon], I was like, ‘No, I’ll never do this again. It hurts too bad,’” Green told Runner’s World Newswire . But like many marathoners, she enjoyed the feeling of accomplishment, and eventually came around to the idea of doing another one. As part of her honeymoon in 2002, she ran the San Diego Marathon with her husband, Matt Green, in 4:14:51. It was an improvement, but nothing that hinted at her potential in the sport. On her fifth try and 31st marathon, Green qualified for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials , by running 2:41:19 at the Grandma’s Marathon on June 20. She’ll compete against the country’s best marathoners at the Olympic Trials on February 13, 2016, in Los Angeles. But it took Green, now 34, a long time and a lot of work to realize her potential. She ran one more marathon in 2002, a 4:02:29, before she began ...

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