The U.S. Olympic track and field team bound for Rio de Janeiro was determined at the July 1-10 U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore. Capacity crowds witnessed record-setting performances, thrilling victories and heart-breaking failures. Some new, young stars arose, but some legendary champions dug deep and finished in one last blaze of glory.
(c) 2016 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved. Used with permission. EUGENE, Ore. — The first time Bernard Lagat went to the Olympics, the world was getting over the drama of Y2K, George W. Bush was President of the United States, and ‘N Sync topped the music charts with “It’s Gonna Be Me.” Lagat himself […]
(c) 2016 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved. Used with permission. EUGENE, Ore. —There is a saying that the USA Olympic Trials are more about heartbreak than happiness. Such was the case this afternoon in the women’s 800m, where a pair of Olympic contenders were tripped up while three others sprinted their way to glory. […]