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Rupp, Cragg win marathon trial, earn spot on US Olympic Team

Galen Rupp's dominating victory Saturday in hot conditions in the U.S. Olympic marathon trials raised the possibility of an unprecedented Olympic double.

"I think the double in Rio is certainly possible," said Rupp, who earned a spot on the U.S. Olympic team by easily winning his marathon debut in steamy conditions in 2 hours, 11 minutes, 10 seconds.

"The first step was obviously to qualify for this. I didn't want to get ahead of myself. Everything up until this was all about the marathon."

Runners competed in record heat, with the official temperature at 66 degrees at the start. The trials record was 61 degrees in 1960. The temperature rose to...

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