2012 US Olympic Trials - Men's 50km Race Walk Photo Story

Watching the race unfold was heartbreaking to me. Personally, I have been so close to both Nunn and Seaman, I couldn't root for one over the other. Sadly, while they were walking well under the B standard, they would still be far off the A. This meant only one person, the winner, would qualify for the Olympic Games. After Seaman's move between 43-43K it looked like he had it summed up.

By no means comfortable, Seaman looked in control

Nunn is one of the toughest competitors I know
and he wasn't about it relinquish his dream to Seaman

Stroupe marched on, but the pain was hard to hide from his face

Never say die, Nunn surged back within a lap and the battle continued

Stride for stride Seaman and Nunn duked it out. Nunn would later say he didn't know how it would turn out, but it was sure fun.

Shorey getting close to the end

McGovern managing a smile

Every veteran race walker knows you never want a race walk to come down to a sprint. With 2.5K to go these two Olympians
were still side by side. Could it come down to a last minute dash? One certainly hoped not. Flashbacks to the last minute
disqualifications of Schwatzberg in the 1988 trials or worse Jane Saville's disqualification coming into the Olympic Stadium in 2000.

It's easy to forget there were still 3 spots open for the World Cup

Mannozzi certainly wasn't giving up

Taylor-Tallcott wasn't showing any signs of slowing down

Stroupe continued to give it his all

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