US Olympic Track & Field Team 2012: The Biggest Disappointments at Trials

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US Olympic Track & Field Team 2012: The Biggest Disappointments at Trials
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Coming into the 2012 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials in Eugene, Oregon, we already knew the cruel calculus at play

Three athletes make the Olympic team in each event. Everyone else takes a lifetime of preparation and physical sacrifice back home with them.

A look now at a few big names that drew the short end at this year's pre-Olympic bonanza.

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