Galen Rupp and Amy Cragg won their divisions in Los Angeles. The top three men and top three women from the trials will compete in the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in August.
Rupp, Cragg triumph at U.S. Olympic trials
Galen Rupp’s dominating victory Saturday in the U.S. Olympic marathon trials in Los Angeles raised the possibility of an unprecedented Olympic double.
“I think the double in Rio is certainly possible,” said Rupp, who earned a spot on the U.S. Olympic team by winning his marathon debut in steamy conditions in 2 hours, 11 minutes, 10 seconds.
The top three men and fastest three women qualified for the Olympic team.
Runners in the 26.2-mile event competed in record heat, with the official temperature at 66 degrees at the start. The trials record was 61 degrees in 1960. The temperature rose to 75 by the end of the race.
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The 29-year-old Rupp, a silver medalist at 10,000 meters in the 2012 London Games and a seven-time U.S. champion at the distance, could attempt to compete in the marathon and 10,000 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 10,000 at the Olympics is Aug. 13 and the marathon is Aug. 21.
“If the marathon was first, it would pretty much be impossible to double back from that,” said Rupp, who is from Portland.
Amy Cragg, 32, won the women’s division in 2:28:27.
“Four years ago, it was pretty heartbreaking, finishing fourth,” Cragg said.
On the men’s side, 40-year-old Meb Keflezighi finished second in 2:12:20 to make his fourth Olympic team and become the oldest U.S. Olympic marathon runner. Jared Ward, 27, was third.
Desiree Linden, 32, was second in 2:29:00 in the women’s race, and 34-year-old Shalane Flanagan was third.
Cragg and Linden were teammates at Arizona State. Cragg and Flanagan, who are training partners in Portland, ran to the early lead together. Linden overtook Flanagan in the final 3 miles.
Broncos’ Keo is arrested on suspicion of DUI
Denver Broncos safety Shiloh Keo, who was on the winning team in Super Bowl 50 a week ago, has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Idaho.
Keo, 28, is a graduate of Archbishop Murphy High School in Everett who previously attended Woodinville High.
Keo played college ball at Idaho and is a resident of Eagle, Idaho.
According to an arrest report on the Ada County Sheriff’s Office website, Keo was booked at 2:19 a.m. Saturday. He later bonded out, according to media reports.
Broncos officials said in a statement: “We are aware of the matter involving Shiloh Keo and are in the process of reviewing it.”
Yedlin has good match
Former Sounders player DeAndre Yedlin turned in a solid performance to help host Sunderland beat Manchester United 2-1 in the English Premier League.
According to WhoScored.com, Yedlin was the second-highest-rated player of the match. The 22-year-old has been loaned from Tottenham to Sunderland for the season.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal cast doubt on his team’s chances of qualifying for next season’s UEFA Champions League after the setback.
Man U would have to finish among the top four in the Premier League or win the Europa League to compete in next season’s Champions League. But it is six points behind fourth-place Manchester City and has played one more Premier League match than City.
“It will be very difficult now,” van Gaal said of finishing in the top four. “It’s too much at this time.”
Fritz, 18, reaches final
Taylor Fritz, an 18-year-old from Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., beat Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 to reach the Memphis Open final, becoming the youngest American man to reach an ATP Tour final since Michael Chang.
Chang won Wembley in 1989 at age 17.
Fritz, competing in his third ATP Tour event, will play three-time defending champion Kei Nishikori of Japan in Sunday’s final.
• Top-seeded Venus Williams of the United States beat Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan 7-5, 6-3 to advance to the final of the Taiwan Open in Kaohsiung.
Williams will face second-seeded Misaki Doi of Japan in the final.
• Rising star Dominic Thiem of Austria beat defending champion Rafael Nadal of Spain 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (7-4) in an Argentina Open semifinal match in Buenos Aires.
Thiem, 22, will play Nicolas Almagro of Spain for the title.
Frenchmen finish 1-2
Alexis Pinturault led a 1-2 finish for France in a men’s World Cup giant slalom in Yuzawa, Japan.
Pinturault used a blistering second run to finish 0.51 seconds ahead of compatriot Mathieu Faivre. Massimiliano Blardone of Italy was third.
• In Grade III races for 3-year-old Thoroughbreds, Frank Conversation ($5.20 to win) took the $200,840 El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate Fields in Albany, Calif., and Destin ($10) prevailed in the $200,000 Sam F. Davis at Tampa Bay Downs in Florida.
Favored Frank Conversation, trained by Doug O’Neill and ridden by Mario Gutierrez, ran 11/8 miles in 1 minute, 50.64 seconds and beat runner-up Tusk by three-quarters of a length.
Destin, trained by Todd Pletcher and ridden by John Velazquez, ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.67 and defeated Rafting by 2¼ lengths.
• John Lattner, the 1953 Heisman Trophy winner who helped lead Notre Dame to a 9-0-1 record and a No. 2 ranking in Frank Leahy’s final season as football coach, has died. He was 83.