The last non-monetary prize is who can finish in under 4:45:00 and qualify for the Olympic Trials. Will there be any quitters, or will persistence and perseverance prevail?
Ian Whatley enters the bell lap.
Michael Monnazzi walked a smart race to finish in 4:44:03, pace 9:20 per mile. OT qualifier!
Dave McGovern has a determined look.
Matthew Forgues has 2 laps to go.
Ian Whatley crosses finish in 4:49:40, pace 9:20 per mile.
Michael Mannozzi, 6th overall, feels like #1 after that superb effort in all that heat; 3rd American.
Cindy Robles, lap scorer for Ian Whatley, helps him celebrate finish.
Pablo Gomez is keeping cool under the circumstances.
Erin is entering bell lap. How cool is that?
One lap to go! Erin is in 1st place for women.
Pablo keeps form while Erin checks her time.
Dave Talcott is also on bell lap.
Dave maintains form even in this extreme heat.
Dave is outbound on the last lap.
Coach Carmen is wearing her personally branded Reshod shoes.