London 2012: 10 Things You Need to Know About US Sprinter Walter Dix

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London 2012: 10 Things You Need to Know About US Sprinter Walter Dix
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Walter Dix just doesn't get enough love.

Usain Bolt dominates the water-cooler discussion, the SportsCenter top 10 and all of the TV hype.

Bolt's Jamaican teammate, the neophyte Yohan Blake, has already been anointed as the No. 1 challenger to Bolt's throne.

Heck, even for the underdog Americans, it's Dix's teammate, Tyson Gay, who gets the Gillette commercial and the appearance on Shaq's reality show.

You wouldn't know it from the lack of hype, but Walter Dix is a potential breakout star. He's the most likely American sprinter to skyrocket to worldwide fame by springing an upset over the Jamaicans.

Here are the things you need to know about this understated star who could change Olympic history by stunning Bolt in front of millions at London.

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