This guy has a huge zone of racing distances (3000 Steeple to 24 hour adventure races)
2008 he tried to make the US olympic team in his college sport - 3000 steeple
He ran a 2:15 this year at Baltimore - A nice short interview
He is a member of the Montrail team (Trail races and trail ultras)
He had a pretty decent TC 10 mile race (47:14)
Although probably considered a long shot in Houston at the Marathon Trials - I would say his speed gives him a "real" long shot where other runners are a "it will happen long shot" Although his hill / trail awesomeness would be more of an advantage on a hilly course. I still think he could pull out a 2:11-2:12 in Houston
Retired 1/1/13 ... Tired of being broken and fat ... New goal 12/29/15 - To be able to enjoy running 4-5 hours through the woods again in 2016.