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TIM LAYDEN
July 02, 2012
Decathlete Ashton Eaton looks headed for gold. Here's how some other qualifiers from Eugene register on the medal meter
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July 02, 2012

The Needle Knows

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Decathlete Ashton Eaton looks headed for gold. Here's how some other qualifiers from Eugene register on the medal meter

GALEN RUPP

MEN'S 10,000 METERS

It's been 48 years since Billy Mills kicked home for the gold in Tokyo, the last U.S. runner to medal in the 10K. Rupp has run 26:48, which puts him in the mix. But he'll need a blistering finish to pull it off, and challenge training partner Mo Farah of England.

NONE BRONZE SILVER GOLD

JENN SUHR

POLE VAULT

Suhr got silver in 2008, the best available with Yelena Isinbayeva, who took her second gold, in the meet. Isi set a world indoor record in February but has been quiet since. In this least predictable of events, Suhr at her best could medal—but she went only a modest 15'1" in Eugene.

NONE BRONZE SILVER GOLD

TREY HARDEE

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