The U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon course will start and finish in downtown Houston in front of the George R. Brown Convention Center, the hub of Houston Marathon race weekend activities. The men and women will start at 8:00 a.m. and 8:15 a.m., respectively, and complete a 2.2-mile inner loop through the heart of downtown Houston. They will then run an outer eight-mile loop three times to complete the 26.2-mile marathon. The top three men and top three women finishers will earn a coveted spot on Team USA that will compete in the London 2012 Olympic Games next summer.
Olympic Trials Course Animation
Click play in the animation below to view a preview showing the placement of the men and women competing on the same course (larger view).
Olympic Trials Course Map
Click here to download a PDF version of the Trials course map.