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Flanagan wins Olympic trial; Davila, Goucher also qualify for London Games
HOUSTON (AP) ' Shalane Flanagan won the U.S. women's Olympic trial on Saturday to qualify for her third Games. Desiree Davila finished second and Kara Goucher was third to make up the team that will represent the U.S. in London.
The 30-year-old Flanagan covered the course in 2 hours, 25 minutes and 38 seconds, an Olympic trial record. The trial was her second marathon and first since she was the runner-up in New York in 2010.
The 28-year-old Davila, the runner-up in Boston last year, finished in 2:25.55. She is set to make her Olympic debut.
The 33-year-old Goucher trains with Flanagan in Oregon and finished Saturday's race in 2:26.06. She'll compete in her second Games after running in the 5,000- and 10,000-meter races in Beijing.