Earlier, I reported that Laura Bennett won the first seat on the U.S. Triathlon Team.
The second seat goes to Jarrod Shoemaker, who was the first American to finish the men's marathon in Beijing today. In his personal web bio, Shoemaker describes the Olympics as a "long-term goal." Suddenly, it's become quite short-term.
As mentioned previously, there will be two subsequent qualifying marathons for the U.S. team. Congratulations to our first two Olympians!