Duane Solomon, Jr. missed his trip to the Olympics in Beijing by just half a second in 2008. But on Monday night the 27-year-old finished third in the men’s 800 meter final at the US Olympic Track and Field Trials in Eugene, Oregon and secured his way to London this summer.

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Duane Solomon Jr reacts after coming in third place in the men’s 800 meter final during Day Four of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on June 25, 2012 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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