29 Dec '15, 11pm

Kevin Castille is aiming to be the oldest male marathon trials qualifier at age 43:

Jacksonville is known to be a fast course , and 45 of the invited elite men are heading there hoping to be added to the roster of trials qualifiers. Castille could have been a qualifier already, but for a couple of confusions and distractions not of his own making. He was second at the USA Masters Half Marathon Championships in San Diego in May in 1:04:45. That course, however, had an elevation drop of more than 3.25 meters per kilometer, which meant that it was not record-eligible and could not be used for qualifying purposes. But the course’s “ineligible” status was not made clear on the USATF’s website for the masters championships, nor on the local organizing committee’s page. In any case, as USATF Director of Events Jim Estes told Runner’s World , Castille’s name “was on the [published] list of qualifiers for a little while until somebody caught the fact that the cour...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/olympic-trials/kevin-castille...

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