31 Mar '16, 9pm

In his 10K debut, German Fernandez is going for the Olympic standard this weekend:

In his 10K debut, German Fernandez is going for the Olympic standard this weekend:

“I’m a little bit nervous, I’m not going to lie, because it’s a new event and I don’t know what to expect, but I know that I have prepared myself the best that I can going into Friday,” he said during an interview in Flagstaff, Arizona, on Wednesday. “My mentality is to get in there and see what I can do. My goal is to get the [Olympic] ‘A’ standard and the rest should take care of itself.” The men’s 10,000-meter Olympic qualifying standard is 28:00. The U.S. Olympic Trials standard is 28:15. The top three athletes at the Olympic Trials (July 1-10 in Eugene, Oregon) who have achieved the Olympic qualifying time will compete for Team USA at the Rio Games in August. Those who finish in the top three at the trials but have not run the Olympic time will not earn a spot on the team. Advertisement Advertisement Fernandez said he wanted to focus solely on the outdoor season this ...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/elite-runners/olympic-qualify...

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