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Track trials get out of the blocks with Allyson Felix

Track trials get out of the blocks with Allyson Felix

Merely getting to the starting line at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials has proved to be an insurmountable challenge for several athletes with Olympic experience. Others who have hobbled their way to the 10-day event that will determine the U.S. squad for the Rio de Janeiro Summer Games will test their fitness and their will when competition begins Friday, with finals in the men’s shotput and men’s 10,000-meter race highlighting the program at Hayward Field.

The top three in each event will go to Rio, provided they’ve met the Olympic qualifying standards.

The first round of the women’s 400 on Friday will be the first of many suspenseful moments...

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