London 2012 Articles by Date

June 2012

  • Ticket Punched: Lolo Jones Is Headed Back To The Olympics


    Posted about 2 years ago by John Ohail

    The road hasn’t been easy, but why would she take the easy road anyway? Lolo Jones has spent her entire life overcoming hurdles, on and off the track, and this weekend in Eugene at the US Track and Field Olympic Trials was no exception. Fighting off pre-race jitters, a strange start in preliminaries and a rain delayed semi-final, Jones confirmed her spot on Team USA this summer in London where she will take on the best in the world in the 100-meter hurdles.

  • U.S. Olympians Meb Keflezighi And Ryan Hall Top Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon San Diego


    Posted about 2 years ago by John Ohail

    In a tune-up for their Olympic marathon in August, Oakley’s Meb Keflezighi and Ryan Hall showcased their dominance of the US distance running field at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon in San Diego. Keflezighi and Hall are two of the three members of the US Marathon team, already qualified for the 26.2-mile event in London this summer. Fans are getting used to the sight of Keflezighi and Hall finishing 1-2 in events in which they both compete. Keflezighi topped Hall at the US Olympic Marathon Trials in Houston, TX in January, both earning a spot in London.

  • Wallace Spearmon Charging Into US Track and Field Olympic Trials


    Posted about 2 years ago by John Ohail

    Twenty-seven year old Wallace Spearmon is the first to admit he had his hopes and dreams taken away from him in a matter of seconds at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Spearmon crossed the finish line of the 200-meter finals in China in third place. Ecstatic about an Olympic bronze medal, Spearmon was quickly stripped of his prize on a technicality. He had stepped out of his lane, disqualifying him from medal contention. Four years later, Spearmon is back on top of his game, armed and ready to redeem himself this summer in London. He is on a hot streak as of late, posting victories in four of his most recent races.