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.


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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