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The USA Track & Field Olympic Trials - Part II: Athletes to Watch

I absolutely love the excitement and drama of the Olympic Trials. In every Trials there are surprises whether it's the athlete who comes out of nowhere to make the team or the heavy favorite who has a bad day and heartbreakingly misses earning her spot. For me it is far better than any reality show. The Olympic Trials are a great chance to get to know the athletes that you'll be seeing in Beijing, and learn some of the interesting stories about their journey to this date with destiny.

The USA Track & Field Olympic Trials - Part I

The Olympic Trials

Although this is an Olympic year, for many track fans their favorite track meet of the year will take place in Oregon in June, not Beijing in July. While the Olympic Games are the meet where Olympians compete, the Olympic Trials are the meet where Olympians are made.

Meredith Rainey Valmon

Meredith Rainey ValmonMeredith Rainey Valmon is a two-time Olympian in track & field. Her athletic career began when she was eight years old in Brooklyn, New York and spanned 24 years, ending in 2000. During that time she became a schoolgirl track and field champion, captain of her high school volleyball and basketball teams and an NCAA Champion. In 1989 when she won the NCAA Outdoor 800m Championship, she became the first woman in

Indoor Track & Field: An Overview

Indoor track isn't just outdoor track under a roof or in a bubble. Not only are the track and events different from those contested outdoors, but these differences make indoor track attractive to track and field athletes for a number of reasons.

Getting Started in Track & Field

Friends and acquaintances who know my track background frequently ask me, "How do I get my child started in track & field?" Because track & field programs are not as ubiquitous as soccer or basketball programs, it may not be as easy as going to the nearest recreation center or Boys & Girls club. Yet youth track & field, or age group track & field, as it is called in the sport, is a thriving activity nationwide and most communities have track clubs for kids. It's just a matter of knowing how to find them.

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