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Wallace Spearmon won the 200 meters at the U.S. track trials in 19.82 seconds on Sunday to earn a spot on the Olympic team.
Maurice Mitchel was second in 20:14, and Isiah Young third in 20:16 to round out the U.S. team in the event for the London Games.
Sprinters Justin Gatlin and Tyson Gay were missing from the field because they decided to pass on the 200 after securing spots on the Olympic team in the 100.
Reigning Olympic 200 bronze medalist Walter Dix didn't run because of a lingering hamstring injury that was apparent in the 100. Dix's only option for making it to London will be as a member of the 400 relay team.
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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...
The longest 100-meter dash ever is soon coming to a finish.
After Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh run in the 200-meter final Saturday night at Hayward Field, the two women will choose how they will resolve their third-place tie last weekend in the 100 meters.
A decision was expected either Saturday night or early Sunday. At stake was the third spot on the U.S. Olympic team in the...