Olympics 2012: Top 5 Moments in Track & Field

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Olympics 2012: Top 5 Moments in Track & Field
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The London 2012 track and field meet gave us some stunning moments of sporting brilliance.

We witnessed Usain Bolt's "double-treble," Mo Farah's double, Allyson Felix's treble and David Rudisha's historic 800-meter win.

We had tears of joy and tears of disappointment as athletes came to terms with the culmination of four years of hard work, pain and sacrifice.

All athletes from the great Usain Bolt to the athlete who trails home last in the marathon contributed to making the Olympics what they are—a celebration of youth, fitness and the human spirit.

Picking a top five wasn't easy and some great moments were excluded.

Memorable moments that didn't make the cut were the men's 4x400-meter relay win for the Bahamas, the women's 4x400-meter relay dominated by the US women and the delightful Jessica Ennis's heptathlon win. All are deserving of credit in their own way.

Also, there may be criticism as to the lack of field events but unfortunately the events in the field were overshadowed by events on the track. The long jump final proved particularly disappointing.

Nevertheless, here are the top five track and field moments from the London Games.

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