Olympic Trials 2012
London or Bust: Olympic Track and Field Trials Guide
Race to the Olympics
Carmelita Jeter is 32, ancient for sprinters, but she’s the second fastest 100-meter woman ever (behind Florence Griffith-Joyner) and has been ranked number one in the world since 2009. She won easily at the 2011 World Championships in Daegu, South Korea. Jeter’s closest competition, Marshevet Myers (née Hooker), withdrew due to pregnancy, so young talents Candyce McGrone and Alex Anderson should qualify.
1 Carmelita Jeter
2 Candyce McGrone
3 Alex Anderson
Like Jeter, two of America’s top male sprinters seek to defy Father Time in 2012: Tyson Gay, 29, the World’s Fastest Human who isn’t Jamaican; and Justin Gatlin, 30, the 2004 Olympic gold medalist and 60-meter winner at the 2012 World Indoor Championships. (Video: Train Like Tyson Gay) But if Gay is slowed in his recovery from hip surgery, rising star Walter Dix, 26, who had a blazing win at April’s Mt. SAC Relays, will challenge him in a close one.
1 Tyson Gay
2 Walter Dix
3 Justin Gatlin
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