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London Olympics 2012: Track and field

Athletes compete in the men's decathlon 110-meter hurdles

Athletes compete in the men's decathlon 110-meter hurdles during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Aug. 9, 2012) Photo Credit: AP

Photos from the track and field events during the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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Athletes pass the Olympic flame during a men's
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Athletes pass the Olympic flame during a men's 4 x 400-meter relay heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Aug. 9, 2012)

United States' Ashton Eaton takes a throw in
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United States' Ashton Eaton takes a throw in the discus throw decathlon during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Aug. 9, 2012)

United States' Trey Hardee takes a throw in
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United States' Trey Hardee takes a throw in the discus throw decathlon during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Aug. 9, 2012)

Norway's Tonje Angelsen reacts after competing in a
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Norway's Tonje Angelsen reacts after competing in a women's high jump qualification during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Aug. 9, 2012)

Germany's Ariane Friedrich reacts after clearing the bar
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Germany's Ariane Friedrich reacts after clearing the bar in a women's high jump qualification round during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Aug. 9, 2012)

South Africa's Oscar Pistorius reacts after fellow team
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South Africa's Oscar Pistorius reacts after fellow team members crashed out of a men's 4x400-meter relay heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Aug. 9, 2012)

Norway's Tonje Angelsen reacts after competing in a
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Norway's Tonje Angelsen reacts after competing in a women's high jump qualification round during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Aug. 9, 2012)

Athletes compete in the men's decathlon 110-meter hurdles
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Athletes compete in the men's decathlon 110-meter hurdles during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Aug. 9, 2012)

United States' Brigetta Barrett competes in a women's
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United States' Brigetta Barrett competes in a women's high jump qualification round during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. (Aug. 9, 2012)

United States' Brigetta Barrett reacts after competing in
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United States' Brigetta Barrett reacts after competing in a women's high jump qualification round during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. (Aug. 9, 2012)

Saudi Arabia's Sarah Attar trails in a women's
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Saudi Arabia's Sarah Attar trails in a women's 800-meter heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. (Aug. 8, 2012)

Japan's Keisuke Ushiro competes in a long jump
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Japan's Keisuke Ushiro competes in a long jump decathlon during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. (Aug. 8, 2012)

In this photo taken with a fisheye lens,
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In this photo taken with a fisheye lens, Japan's Keisuke Ushiro competes in the long jump decathlon during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. (Aug. 8, 2012)

Turkey's Merve Aydin is assisted from the track
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Turkey's Merve Aydin is assisted from the track after a women's 800-meter heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Aug. 8, 2012)

United States' Ashton Eaton competes in the long
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United States' Ashton Eaton competes in the long jump decathlon during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Aug. 8, 2012)

United States' Alysia Johnson Montano competes in a
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United States' Alysia Johnson Montano competes in a women's 800-meter heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Aug. 8, 2012)

United States' Amber Campbell reacts after competing in
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United States' Amber Campbell reacts after competing in a women's hammer throw qualification round during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Aug. 8, 2012)

South Africa's Willem Coertzen competes in the men's
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South Africa's Willem Coertzen competes in the men's decathlon long jump during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Aug. 8, 2012)

United States' Ashton Eaton reacts as he crosses
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United States' Ashton Eaton reacts as he crosses the finish line in a men's decathlon 100-meter heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. (Aug. 8, 2012)

Britain's Lynsey Sharp reacts after competing in a
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Britain's Lynsey Sharp reacts after competing in a women's 800-meter heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Aug. 8, 2012)

Kenya's Pamela Jelimo leads in a women's 800-meter
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Kenya's Pamela Jelimo leads in a women's 800-meter heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. (Aug. 8, 2012)

Jamaica's Usain Bolt competes in a men's 200-meter
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Jamaica's Usain Bolt competes in a men's 200-meter heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. (Aug. 7, 2012)

Jamaica's Usain Bolt wins his heat during the
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Jamaica's Usain Bolt wins his heat during the first found of the men's 200-meter at athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Aug. 7, 2012)

China's Liu Xiang, second left, falls as Hungary's
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China's Liu Xiang, second left, falls as Hungary's Balazs Baji, Poland's Artur Noga and Barbados' Shane Brathwaite and and Senegal's Moussa Dembele react during a men's 110-meter hurdles heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. (Aug. 7, 2012)

Britain's Goldie Sayers reacts after taking a throw
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Britain's Goldie Sayers reacts after taking a throw in the women's javelin throw qualification round during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. (Aug. 7, 2012)

Britain's Phillips Idowu competes in a men's triple
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Britain's Phillips Idowu competes in a men's triple jump qualification round during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. (Aug. 7, 2012)

United States' Jason Richardson and Cayman Islands' Ronald
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United States' Jason Richardson and Cayman Islands' Ronald Forbes compere in a men's 110-meter hurdles heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. (Aug. 7, 2012)

Bahamas's Shamar Sands falls after hitting a hurdle
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Bahamas's Shamar Sands falls after hitting a hurdle in the men's 100-meter hurdles during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. (Aug. 7, 2012)

Haiti's Samyr Laine makes an attempt during men's
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Haiti's Samyr Laine makes an attempt during men's triple jump qualifications during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. (Aug. 7, 2012)

Jamaica's Usain Bolt reacts after competing in a
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Jamaica's Usain Bolt reacts after competing in a men's 200-meter heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. (Aug. 7, 2012)

Britain's Phillips Idowu competes in a men's triple
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Britain's Phillips Idowu competes in a men's triple jump qualification round during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. (Aug. 7, 2012)

Germany's Robert Harting takes a throw in a
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Germany's Robert Harting takes a throw in a men's discus throw qualification round during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. (Aug. 6, 2012)

The Netherlands' Rutger Smith competes in the men's
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The Netherlands' Rutger Smith competes in the men's discus qualification during athletics competitions at the 2012 Summer Olympics at the Olympic Stadium in London. (Aug. 6, 2012)

A bottle lies on the track, seen in
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A bottle lies on the track, seen in background, as from left, Netherlands' Churandy Martina, United States' Ryan Bailey, Jamaica's Usain Bolt, United States' Justin Gatlin, Jamaica's Yohan Blake, United States' Tyson Gay, Jamaica's Asafa Powell and Trinidad's Richard Thompson compete in the men's 100-meter final during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. (Aug. 5, 2012)

Lolo Jones competes in a women's 100-meter hurdles
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Lolo Jones competes in a women's 100-meter hurdles heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. (Aug. 6, 2012)

Kenya's Ezekiel Kemboi crosses the finish line to
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Kenya's Ezekiel Kemboi crosses the finish line to win the men's 3000-meter steeplechase. (August 5, 2012)

Sanya Richards-Ross from the U.S. holds her national
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Sanya Richards-Ross from the U.S. holds her national flag and celebrates after winning the women's 400-meter final. (August 5, 2012)

Jamaica's Usain Bolt wins the men's 100-meter dash.
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Jamaica's Usain Bolt wins the men's 100-meter dash. (August 5, 2012)

USA's Sanya Richards-Ross crosses the finish line to
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USA's Sanya Richards-Ross crosses the finish line to win a gold medal in the women's 400-meter dash.From left, Botswana's Amantle Montsho, Great Britain's Christine Ohuruogu and USA's DeeDee Trotter. (August 5, 2012)

USA's Sanya Richards-Ross, front, and DeeDee Trotter head
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USA's Sanya Richards-Ross, front, and DeeDee Trotter head to the finish line in the women's 400-meter race. (August 5, 2012)

Kenya's Ezekiel Kemboi celebrates winning gold in the
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Kenya's Ezekiel Kemboi celebrates winning gold in the men's 3000-meter steeplechase. (August 5, 2012)

Jamaica's Usain Bolt, center, leads in the men's
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Jamaica's Usain Bolt, center, leads in the men's 100-meter final. (August 5, 2012)

Jamaica's Usain Bolt crosses the finish line for
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Jamaica's Usain Bolt crosses the finish line for a gold medal win in the men's 100-meter finals. (August 5, 2012)

From left, Colombia's Isidro Montoya, Zambia's Gerald Phiri,
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From left, Colombia's Isidro Montoya, Zambia's Gerald Phiri, United States' Tyson Gay, Trinidad's Richard Thompson compete in a men's 100-meter heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (August 4, 2012)

In this photo taken with a fisheye lens,
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In this photo taken with a fisheye lens, athletes clear the obstacle in a women's 3000-meter steeplechase heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (August 4, 2012)

From left, Zambia's Gerald Phiri, United States' Tyson
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From left, Zambia's Gerald Phiri, United States' Tyson Gay and Trinidad's Richard Thompson compete in a men's 100-meter heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (August 4, 2012)

United States' Justin Gatlin, right, leads in a
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United States' Justin Gatlin, right, leads in a men's 100-meter heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium in the Olympic Park at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (August 4, 2012)

United States' Tyson Gay competes in a men's
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United States' Tyson Gay competes in a men's 100 meter heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (August 4, 2012)

From left, Ivory Coast's Ben Youssef Meite, United
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From left, Ivory Coast's Ben Youssef Meite, United States' Ryan Bailey, Canada's Justyn Warner and Lithuania's Rytis Sakalauskas compete in a men's 100-meter heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (August 4, 2012)

Jamaica's Usain Bolt, left, leads in a men's
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Jamaica's Usain Bolt, left, leads in a men's 100-meter heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (August 4, 2012)

Nigeria's Ogho-Oghene Egwero, left, Jamaica's Usain Bolt, center,
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Nigeria's Ogho-Oghene Egwero, left, Jamaica's Usain Bolt, center, and Britain's James Dasaolu compete in a men's 100-meter heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (August 4, 2012)

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