WATCH LIVE: Women’s marathon the center of the track of world

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The U.S. has not won an Olympic gold medal in the women’s marathon since 1984, when the event made its Olympic debut.

WATCH LIVE: Women’s marathon — 8:30 a.m. EDT

The U.S. sends Desiree Linden to Rio, along with best friends Amy Cragg and Shalane Flanagan.

Cragg had the best time at U.S. Olympic Trials after competing at the 2012 Olympics in the 10,000m.