Monday, June 25, 2012
Lolo Jones managed to eke onto the Olympics team, finishing third in the U.S. Olympic trials 110 meter hurdles competition. An amazing race -- Jones ran 12.86, but the eighth place woman ran 13.02. At that speed (roughly 10 meters a second when they are fully accelerated), that means that five different women lost out on their Olympic dreams by less than 1.5 meters, or about 5 feet. To work that hard and lose out on a dream (or succeed) by a whisker... that's what makes sports so compelling!
Here's the race: