Why U.S. Olympic marathon hopefuls have two former BYU stars to thank

Steven Senne, Associated Press Conner Mantz, of the United States, front left, competes in the 127th Boston Marathon, Monday, April 17, 2023, in Natick, Mass. Last weekend, Mantz finished sixth in the Chicago Marathon and was the first American to cross the finish line. After the behind-the-scenes negotiations with pace setters, agents and race officials, after months of training, after weeks of plotting a strategy to secure an Olympic qualifying standard, a pair of BYU alumni went out and delivered two of the fastest marathons ever by an American. “Leave it to USATF to make a (confusing) situation. The […]

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