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The news headlines were unforgiving: fails, misses and comes up short in reference to Allyson Felixs unsuccessful attempt to qualify for the Rio Olympics in the 200-meter dash, her signature event. Cheap Keylor Navas Jersey .But the focus now for the three-time world champion and Olympic gold medalist is not on the missed opportunity after placing fourth at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials in Eugene, Oregon. Its on a reimagined one: three gold medals instead of four.Prior to the 200-meter race at the legendary Hayward Field, Felix already had qualified for Rio in the 400 meters. She won the event in 49.68 seconds, the fastest time in the world this year. Seven days later on July 10, when she attempted the other half of the double goal, she came through the finish just a hundredth of a second shy of becoming only the third American to qualify for the 200 and 400 in the Olympics. The feat has been achieved only by Michael Johnson in 1996 and Valerie Brisco-Hooks in 1984.Felix entered the trials physically vulnerable. In late April, she nursed an ankle injury suffered during a weight training session, which prevented her from performing crucial speed work leading into the trials. She needed a top-three finish in the 200 to advance to Rio but was edged by Jenna Prandini.Despite the unexpected outcome, the 30-year-old Felix shared that her disposition entering her fourth and possibly final Olympic Games remains strong. Shes on the hunt for gold this August -- in the 400 meters and potentially the 4x100 and 4x400 relays.espnW: There was a slight delay in posting the finishing times on the scoreboard. What was your reaction? I knew that it had to be extremely close because of the proximity that Jenna and I were to each other. The time that I ran was just more confirmation that I wasnt where I needed to be. It was a hard race. I could think, what if, but thats not my reality. The world doesnt wait for you. You have to pick up the pieces, and theres a race to be ran at the Olympics. Ive just got to keep moving forward.Knowing you were about to compete less prepared than what you would have liked, how did that impact your confidence at the trials? As far as the speed work, I didnt really get to it. There was a lot of uncertainty because typically I go into a season with five or six races before I go to trials or nationals. I had two low-key races in L.A. So I wasnt quite sure what to expect. I felt confident that I worked really hard, but it was more doubt in my body, that it couldnt hold up through everything that I needed it to do. I just didnt quite feel myself in the 200. It was a more difficult race.Hows your ankle?Its doing better. Its a process. It never had time to heal because I didnt have time. I go to therapy every morning, and Im still doing rehab so obviously its not 100 percent. But Im hoping itll be much closer to that by the time I actually have to step on the track in Rio.Its a balance between pushing yourself, but not too much, so you stay healthy.Exactly. That was the issue since it happened. What can we do, and what cant we do?How are you managing that balance as you prepare for Rio?Training definitely looks different than it typically would because Im still getting huge amounts of therapy, still spending a lot of time with rehab exercises, and I cant do everything that I would like to do. But its looking closer and better than before.How are you reprocessing your expectations?I had to refocus. My goals are different now. Different doesnt always have to mean negative or that its something bad. Every event that Im in Im going after gold. Before, I had wanted to go after four gold medals, and now after trials, my goal is to go after three gold medals, so just one event less is the difference.In what ways has your coach Bob Kersee influenced your perspective since the trials?Hes been everything. Folgers [coffee] is doing a campaign with the hashtag one cup at a time, and it celebrates influential people in my life and people whove made a difference. Bobby is obviously that person for me. He believed in me more than I believed in myself from the moment the injury happened. He was that person with the wisdom and the knowledge telling me we were still going after everything the same. Hes helped me regroup and continues to push me the only way he knows he can do.What is it about your bond with him that has helped you thrive?Its really just his personality. We just have a great partnership. Were complete opposites. Hes loud and yells, but we work well together. And also, just his wisdom. I look at the things that I want to accomplish, and hes been there, done that. Its great when you can have that trust in someone that has done it before and can lead you there.Earlier this year when the injury happened, I was feeling sorry for myself and a little down, like I had done all of this work, and it felt like it was all for nothing. When I came home from the doctor, he was at my house. He was icing with me every 20 minutes and had a talk with me about still going after everything I wanted and not letting this [the injury] change things. That was a moment when he saw something that I couldnt see.Youve said youre not ruling out Rio as your last Olympics. This could be it or not. Im just taking everything year by year. But Im definitely going into this one to just appreciate everything and be grateful to be there and give it my all.Do you feel nostalgic since competing in your first Olympics in Athens at 18?Its so crazy, man. I dont know where the time has gone. I remember when I was 18, everything was completely new, and I was taking everything in. And now Im coming in very focused with a very clear-cut goal. But one thing remains the same: my passion and love for the sport and love for the Olympic spirit. I get so excited about opening ceremonies and everything that the Olympics has to offer. It is different this time around, but that excitement and joy are definitely still there.What will bring you full satisfaction in Rio?To walk away with three gold medals would be amazing. But also just getting to that starting line with the ups and downs, completing the journey ... that will also make me very happy. Cheap Real Madrid Jerseys . After a first half in which he thought "the lid was on the basket," the Toronto Raptors coach watched his squad mount a second half surge to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 98-91. Cheap Mateo Kovacic Jersey . 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He settled for second again, the fourth time he finished second in a Cup race.But Larson wanted a noble win. He didnt want any questions. He wanted to have the respect of the racers who have shown respect to him.He never even seemed all that upset about it. He just went on to the next race as he has throughout his career. Larson never appeared flustered about anything, even after it was his race car that was ripped apart in a 2013 Xfinity Series crash at Daytona International Speedway and injured dozens of fans.The 24-year-old either has ice in his veins or knew a day such as Sunday at Michigan International Speedway would come along. It was a day where it appeared he would finish second to another driver looking for his first Sprint Cup win, as Chase Elliott led the previous 22 laps before a restart with nine laps remaining in the Pure Michigan 400.On the restart, Larson got a good push from Brad Keselowski -- Larson had the lead before Elliott could get to the start-finish line -- and never looked back.And then came the tears in the car. Plus a couple of minutes of screams after he passed the checkered flag. All those comments about what he should have done when dont matter anymore. They are behind Larson, like much of the dirt that he has sprayed in winning a slew of sprint car races before making the move to NASCAR.I started shaking, [my] legs a little numb there for a couple laps, Larson said. I think with two to go, I was starting to get choked up.We worked really, really hard to get a win, and just havent done it. Finally all the hard work by everybody, hundreds of people at our race shop, people who have got me through to the Cup Series, it was all paying off.Some of that hard work could have been rewarded in previous stops at Michigan. In June 2015, he pitted shortly before NASCAR called the race because of rain. Last June, Joey Logano -- a veteran at 26 years old -- beat the 20-year-old Elliott and Larson to the finish line.Elliott and Larson then battled it out again Sunday, leaving Elliott -- the driver who replaced Jeff Gordon this year -- with the bitter disappointment and frustration once again while Larson celebrated.Id be lying if I said I wasnt [feeling that way], Elliott said about being disappointed and frustrated. If I wasnt, that would mean I didnt care. ... Theres no guarantees in life.Theres certainly no guarantees in racing.Even some of those pulling for Elliott could appreciate it for Larson, recognizing the path that created such an emotional postrace celebration.Its bittersweet today because Im a huge Kyle fan, said Gordon, an equity owner in Hendrick. I love that guy. Hes an amazing talent.But he beat the 24 [car] today. I was pulling for Chase. ... The first thing I was thinking when I saw Chase and I was looking out at Larson, these two are going to be doing this a lot throughout their careers. Thats great for the sport.Dale Earnhardt Jr., watching from home as he missed his sixth consecutive race because of a concussion, tweeted his congratulations to Larson even after he beat his teammate: Always liked his driving style and the person he is outside the car. Cheap Toni Kroos Jersey. Well deserved.Maybe the one who appreciated it the most was another racer looking to snap a winless streak. Chip Ganassi put his faith in Larson, seeing him as the next great talent, signing him in February 2012 and tapping him to replace Juan Pablo Montoya in 2014.Ganassis last win in a Cup start had come 100 races earlier. The car owner had won races in five other motorsports series this year, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans but hadnt won a Cup race since Jamie McMurray?won one in October 2013.When he came to our team, people said, Well, hell hang around for a couple years, then hell go to a team where he can win, Ganassi said. That wasnt the case at all. ... To say hes the foundation of the team? Anytime you have a young guy come along that can win, sure, you want to rally around that.It takes a lot of things these days to build your team and keep your team together. A day like today goes a long way to be that mortar in between all the bricks that keeps everything pulled together. Its a big day.With Larson the foundation of the teams future -- Ganassi doesnt talk about the contract status of his drivers but the indications are Larson is signed beyond this season -- both Ganassi and Larson said they dont see him going anywhere.I owe everything to him for why Im here today, Larson said. I was just racing sprint cars and midgets in 2011 in Indiana. ... I have a ton of respect for [the team] and love racing for the organization.I kind of like being the underdog, I guess you can say. Our team isnt up there, isnt considered with Hendrick or Penske or Gibbs. Were right below them. But I like that. I think everybody at our race shop likes that. I think it kind of drives them to work harder and push the limits of building faster race cars.The knock on Larson was that he couldnt put a full race together, that as a sprint-car driver used to shorter feature events, that he didnt have the mentality to win the marathon-like Sprint Cup affairs or to do what he needed to do to win.If anyone is saying that about him, they dont know what theyre talking about, said Larson teammate Jamie McMurray.Larson has probably heard every reason why he hasnt won. He expressed his relief in the only way a racer knows how -- with a huge, epic burnout in celebration of his win, a win that came 21 days since the death of his friend and fellow sprint-car racer Bryan Clauson.Its good to be able to parked it in Victory Lane, like [Clauson] would have said, Larson said. He didnt like people doing burnouts and stuff like that because he wanted you to act like youve been to Victory Lane before.But I hadnt been to Victory Lane before. So I was going to do some burnouts.It easily could be said that he earned the right to do burnouts, even if it tore up his own car a little bit. He had spared some other potential race-winning cars that type of damage by being the gentleman racer and earning his first win -- and a Chase for the Sprint Cup berth -- with no questions about whether he deserved it.The way my rookie season started, coming close a few times, not getting it done, you can visualize the win that early in your career: Its going to happen, its going to happen, Larson said. But it just never happened.This ones different just because of how long we had to wait and how much harder Ive had to work for it. Its special because all the hard works paid off. Cheap NFL Hoodies Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping Jerseys NFL China Wholesale NFL Autographed Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping ' ' ' 
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