Olympic marathoners face long and winding road in London

The Olympic marathon’s circuitous course doesn’t favor runners who want to lock into a rhythm for two-plus hours. “It’s a marathon with a little bit of cross-country running in there,” said Coach Jerry Schumacher, whose runners U.S. Olympians Shalene Flanagan and Kara Goucher finished 10th and 11th in the women’s race.

Follow the long and winding Olympic marathon route through London.
Sources: London Olympics organizing committee, New York Road Runners. Bonnie Berkowitz and Laris Karklis - The Washington Post. Published on August 10, 2012, 2:01 p.m.
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