2012 Olympics | July 27 - August 12
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Duane Solomon

Duane SolomonSport: Track and Field

Nation: United States of America

DOB: December 28, 1984

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Career Highlights: Solomon was named the 2002-03 Gatorade Boys Athlete of the Year while in high school, and though he was a standout runner at USC, he had to spend the past four years wondering what might have been. Solomon finished sixth in the 800m at the 2008 U.S. Olympic trials, leaving him a half-second short of qualifying for Beijing, but he made up for missing out this time. Solomon went into the 2012 trials needing both a top-three finish and to achieve the Olympic "A" standard, and he did both. His third-place time of 1:44:65 was enough to send him to London along with Nick Symmonds and Khadevis Robinson. "This year I came in with a great confidence," Solomon said. "(My coach and I) knew what I could do and how my training has been. I just used to go out there and do it."

Olympic History: None

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