Sports, USA Olympic Trials

Don’t blink; you’ll miss the race – THE 100- AND 200-METER SPRINTS

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As a 20-year track official, I've had the privilege of watching the world's fastest humans from the best seat in the house at Hayward Field in Eugene. While far from a runner myself, these are my thoughts, experiences, reflections and descriptions of two of the most compelling events in sports.
American 100- and 200-meter sprinters have a long history of excellence. Wilma Rudolph, Jesse Owens, Bob Hayes, Carl Lewis, Marion Jones, Michael Johnson, Allyson Felix, Tommy Smith, John Carlos . . .

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