With the start of the summer Olympics a month from today, the members of the American swimming and track and field teams are being selected at the Olympic trials this week.
In swimming, there’s a dramatic competition between Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte, who meet in the finals of the 200-meter freestyle tonight.
And in Eugene, Oregon, the track and field trials have featured a dead heat for third place and a spot on the team in the women’s 100-meter race and a world record in the decathlon.
Amby Burfoot, of Runner’s World, says that he has never seen something like this happen, and he hopes that it is settled with a runoff race.
Today’s a rest day and the trials resume tomorrow with finals in several events, including the men’s and women’s 5,000-meter races.
- Amby Burfoot, Runner’s World editor at large