29 March 2021, 10am
Thompson bided his time, lagging behind the early lead group as they went through halfway on 2:09:30 pace, but breezed past them when the pace started to drop after 30km. The 39-year old finished 40 seconds inside the 2:11:30 qualifying time. He joins Callum Hawkins and Ben Connor in the Olympic Team, both of whom had earlier run qualifying times. While Hawkins had already been selected, and acted as a pacemaker in the trial, Connor secured his Olympic place by finishing second in the Kew Gardens trial.
Running strongly in the second half of the race Davis set a personal best with her 2:27:16 time, the only woman to finish inside the qualifying standard of 2:29:30.