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London Olympics 2012 | Track and field

Ashton Eaton
Ashton Eaton of the United States celebrates winning the gold medal in the men’s decathlon Thursday. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Ashton Eaton
U.S. athlete Ashton Eaton is congratulated by Germany’s Rico Freimuth, left, after Eaton won the gold medal in the decathlon. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Decathlon medalists
Gold medal winner Ashton Eaton, left, and silver medalist Trey Hardee, both of the United States, hold up the American flag after winning the men’s decathlon competition. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Ashton Eaton
Ashton Eaton hurls himself over the bar in the pole vault competition of the decathlon. Eaton took home the gold medal, while teammate Trey Hardee took silver. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Christian Taylor
U.S. athlete Christian Taylor competes in the men’s triple jump final where he eventually finished with a gold medal. (Matt Dunham / Associated Press)
Triple jumpers
Triple jump gold medal winner Christian Taylor, left, and silver medal winner Will Claye, both of the United States, carry the American flag after their competition Thursday. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Usain Bolt
Jamaica’s Usain Bolt celebrates his gold medal win in the men’s 200 meters at the 2012 London Olympics on Thursday. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Usain Bolt
Jamaica’s Usain Bolt gestures after winning the men’s 200 meter ahead of two of his countrymen at the 2012 Olympic Games. (Christophe Ena / Associated Press)
Usain Bolt
Jamaica’s Usain Bolt kisses the finish line his gold medal win in the men’s 200 meters. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Jamaican power
Jamaica’s Usain Bolt, center, and countrymen Yohan Blake, left, and Warren Weir celebrate their medals in the men’s 200 meter final. Bolt won gold, Blake, silver and Weir, bronze. (David J. Phillip / Associated Press)
Wallace Spearmon
U.S. athlete Wallace Spearmon, left, watches the replay after finishing fourth in the men’s 200 meters, behind three Jamaicans. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Will Claye
United States’ Will Claye competes in the men’s triple jump final. He took home a silver medal behind fellow American Christian Taylor. (Matt Dunham / Associated Press)
World record race
Kenya’s David Lekuta Rudisha wins the gold medal and breaks the world record in the men’s 800 meters. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
David Lekuta Rudis
Kenya’s gold medalist David Lekuta Rudisha on Thursday won the men’s 800 meters in a world record time of 1:40.91. (Olivier Morin / AFP / Getty Images)
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