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Olympic track: Winning gold won’t be easy for Uceny

July 06, 2012

By Tim Creason, South Bend Tribune

Compared to what lies ahead, winning the women's 1500-meter run at the U.S. Olympic Trials may seem like a piece of cake for Plymouth native Morgan Uceny.

Fact: Since 1972, when the women's 1500 was added to the Olympic lineup, no American has ever won a medal in that event.

Mary Decker Slaney couldn't do it. Neither could 90's icon Suzy Favor Hamilton. Not Vicki Huber, not Ruth Wysocki. Nobody.

So hold no illusions about a gold medal -- or silver, or bronze, for that matter -- being easy for Uceny to win.

Continue reading at southbendtribune.com

Tags: tim creason (6) , morgan uceny (69) , london games (20) , london 2012 (48)

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