Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/19/14
The moment might have been the most heartbreaking of the 2008 Summer Olympics: Sprinter Wallace Spearmon draping an American flag over his shoulders, taking his victory lap after his third-place finish in the 200 meters, then stopping when a race official halted him and Spearmon's face falling when he realized something had gone very wrong. It's a moment we've all confronted in life. We think we have it made. Then it all comes crashing down. Spearmon's lifelong dream was realized the moment he walked inside Beijing National Stadium four years ago, running his favorite event in front of more than 90,000 people. He was an Olympian. That was all he'd ever wanted. He'd grown up around track and field, the son of a sprinter for the University of Arkansas, and he'd always wanted to be in the Olympics. But for a while it didn't seem possible: Spearmon didn't even make his high-school track team in 10th grade. But he made the team in 11th grade and won five events in the state champions...
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