30 Jun '16, 7pm

[email protected] withdraws from the U.S. Olympic Trials

He tried to run again this morning and said, “I can’t run a step.” The two-time Olympian, who was fifth in the 2012 Olympics in 1:42.95, his PR, was a favorite to return to the Summer Olympics in the 800 meters. But he was facing a talented field in Eugene, Oregon, during the qualifying heats on Friday. When asked if he was disappointed about the injury, Symmonds replied, “Honestly, no. If this had happened when I was 24, I would have been [crushed]. But at 32, I know I’ve been on borrowed time. I’m grateful this has held up as long as it did. I’m more disappointed for my sponsors and friends and family who were coming who are not going to see me run.” The news comes just two days after Symmonds announced he was planning an athlete protest of USOC rules governing logos on uniforms. Symmonds had planned to wear black tape covering logos of four of his sponsors—Run Gum, Zapp...

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