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Fast Times And Bad Luck At The Olympic Track And Field Trials04:57
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Allyson Felix, first, Phyllis Francis, second, and Natasha Hastings, third, pose together after the Women's 100 Meter Final during the 2016 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on July 3, 2016 in Eugene, Oregon.  (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Allyson Felix, first, Phyllis Francis, second, and Natasha Hastings, third, pose together after the Women's 100 Meter Final during the 2016 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on July 3, 2016 in Eugene, Oregon. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Thus far in the Olympic track and field trials, sprinters Justin Gatlin and Allyson Felix have won spots on the U.S. Olympic team with world-best times in the men's 100-meters and women's 400-meter events. But there has been only heartbreak for other athletes.

Nick Symmonds, an 800-meter runner, pulled out with an ankle injury. Yesterday, in the women's 800-meter final, Alysia Montano and Brenda Martinez bumped each other near the end of the race and neither made the team. Here & Now's Robin Young talks to Tim Layden of Sports Illustrated, who is covering the trials in Eugene, Oregon.

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Tim Layden, senior writer for Sports Illustrated. He tweets @SItimlayden.

This segment aired on July 5, 2016.

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