US Olympic Track Trials Results 2012: 10 Things We Learned About Team USA

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US Olympic Track Trials Results 2012: 10 Things We Learned About Team USA
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Ashton Eaton set a decathlon world-record at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials.

The 2012 United States Olympic Track and Field Team Trials are likely to go down as the most memorable trials in track and field history.

This year’s trials had no shortage of excitement, from a world record-breaking performance to a controversial result that has gripped even casual fans of Olympic sports. The events of these trials, which were held from June 21-July 1 in Eugene, Ore., will be discussed for many years to come.

That said, the trials are now behind us, as we now look forward to how the U.S. track and field athletes who qualified for the London Olympics will fare against the best track and field athletes from around the world.

Looking forward, what have we learned from this year’s track and field trials? The following slideshow highlights 10 eye-opening results of the trials that have changed perception around U.S. track and field heading into the 2012 Games.

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