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Oregon Sweeps 800m In Heroic Finish

Last week at the US Olympic Trials three runners from Oregon seemingly came out of nowhere to sweep the 800m finals. Nick Symmonds wove through an amazingly small gap and won the race with an impressive kick in the final 150 meters. He was followed by 6'5" Andrew Wheating and Christian Smith, who literally dove to the finish line to inch out Khadevis Robinson and Lopez Lomong. Video (race starts at 2:30) and results below.

U.S. Olympic Trials Men's 800m Finals

1 Nicholas Symmonds OTC/Nike 1:44.10
2 Andrew Wheating Oregon 1:45.03
3 Christian Smith OTC/Nike 1:45.47
4 Khadevis Robinson Nike 1:45.53
5 Lopez Lomong Nike 1:45.58
6 Duane Solomon USC 1:45.78
7 Jebreh Harris Reebok 1:46.21
8 Jonathan Johnson Reebok 1:48.11
Christian Smith dives across finish line to take 3rd