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Bernard Lagat, 41, wins the 5000m at the US Olympic Track and Field trials ©Getty Images

Victory in the 5000m at the US Olympic Track and Field Trials earned 41-year-old Bernard Lagat the right to become the oldest US runner at what will be his fifth Olympics - but for world 110m hurdles record holder Aries Merritt, desperate to defend his title in Rio 10-months after kidney replacement surgery, that dream is over; by one hundredth of a second.

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Kendra Harrison has won the second fastest time in history this year for the 100m hurdles but still faces intense competition to make America's Olympic team for Rio 2016 ©Getty Images

Hayward Field in Eugene in Oregon is an arena awaiting drama right now as the best of United States’ athletes prepare for the sudden-death phenomenon of the Olympic Track and Field Trials, which are due to start tomorrow.

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Jeremy Taiwo competes in the pole vault portion of the decathlon at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials on July 3 in Eugene Ore. (Charlie Riedel/AP)

As a decathlete, Jeremy Taiwo needs different shoes for nearly every event. He has high jump shoes and long jump shoes. He has shoes for sprinting and shoes for distance running. He needs three different pairs for shot put, javelin and discus. Then he needs special spikes for his shoes for the pole vault.

Read more: The hardest part about making the Olympics for these Americans? Affording it.

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CHAMPION: Richard Thompson, second from left, races to the line to win the men's 100 metres final in 9.97 seconds ahead of Emmanuel Callender, left, Rondell Sorrillo, third from left, and Keston Bledman at the NAAA National Open Championships at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, in Mucurapo, yesterday. See story on Page A46. Photo: Anthony Harris

Richard Thompson's face said it all after he sped across the line to win the Men's 100 metres final at the National Association for Athletic Administrations (NAAA) National Gas Company (NGC)/Sagicor Senior Championships, "It's great to be champion again." His comment after taking gold in spectacular fashion.

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Quincy Wilson broke his own national record at the Dwight Yorke Stadium in Bacolet, Tobago, yesterday, the 25-year-old athlete landing the implement 59.65 metres for gold in the Falcons Invitational men’s discus event.

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On Saturday, August 6th, the first heats of the Women’s Single Sculls will take place at Lagoa Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, and Aisha Chow will carry her Fluid single down to the water at Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, "located in the heart of Rio with a spectacular backdrop of mountains, the Tijuca Forest and Christ the Redeemer statue at Corcovado."

Read more: Snapshots: Aisha's Path to Rio

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