Mulvaney Captures Gold at Britains Olympic Tr
BY ANDRES FOCIL
MANCHESTER, England – Two-time NCAA champion Chris Mulvaney is one step closer of reaching his ultimate goal of going to the Olympics for Great Britain when he claimed first place in the 1,500 meters at the Norwich Union Olympic Trials. Mulvaney recorded a time of 3:50.14 for top honors. He will now have to obtain the Olympic “A” standard of 3:36.20 to make the trip to Athens, Greece. Mulvaney will aim for that time when he competes in Madrid, Spain on July 17, before Great Britain finalizes its team on July 19.
If the other top-two finisher does not reach the “A” standard and Mulvaney obtains the “B” standard (3:38.00) he will still be permitted to compete at the Olympics. He recently ran a season-best 3:40.43 on June 27 at Gateshead, so the “B” standard is well within his reach. Countries that have athletes who have not run the “A” standard in an event are allowed to send one representative for that race as long as that person has registered at least the “B” standard.
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