Dix doesn't run in 200 meters at Olympic trials

Associated Press  |  Last updated June 29, 2012
The top American sprinters were on the sideline and not in the starting blocks for the opening round of the 200 meters. As expected, Justin Gatlin and Tyson Gay didn't run in the event Friday at Olympic track trials. But the absence of Olympic bronze medalist Walter Dix was a bit of a surprise. Dix was hampered by a sore left hamstring that slowed him in the 100, but he thought he might be ready for the 200. Now, Dix's only option for making it to the London Games will be as a member of the 400 relay team. Gatlin said after winning the 100 he would focus on one event. Same with Gay, who finished second in the 100 despite a surgically repaired hip.
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