Olympic Track and Field 2012: 4 Dark Horses Who Will Surprise on Podium

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Olympic Track and Field 2012: 4 Dark Horses Who Will Surprise on Podium
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While it is fun to watch powerhouses like Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps rack up medals and take their place on podiums that have become like a second home to them, the story of a dark horse coming out of nowhere and stunning everyone is always something that gets the people on their feet.

Dark horses can give the people of less dominant Olympic countries—like Qatar, Algeria and the Dominican Republic—a reason to cheer.

There is nothing like seeing a competitor stand on the podium, as their country's national anthem plays in the background, knowing that all their hard work that they had put in to get there has paid off.

Here are four track and field Olympians who have a chance to upset the favorites in London.

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