ENTERTAINMENT
We’re at Comic-Con! Follow along for live coverage >>
Topics

Donn Cabral

Alysia Montano’s hopes end with stumble at U.S. track trials

Alysia Montano’s hopes end with stumble at U.S. track trials

It took only a few seconds for years of work, hours of training runs and countless sacrifices to crumble into dust for favorites Alysia Montano and Brenda Martinez in the 800-meter final Monday at the U.S Olympic track and field trials.

Although no one was sure exactly what happened, it appeared that as the women entered the final curve of the final lap at Hayward Field, Montano's leg clipped Martinez's leg from behind, causing Martinez to stumble sideways. Montano, who thought she was “in the most safe position” in Lane 3 and was preparing for a closing push after having relinquished the lead, tried to jump around Martinez and apparently grabbed Oregon's...

91°