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Double Hammy
Tim Layden
July 31, 2000
The dream 200 at the U.S. track and field trials became a nightmare when Michael Johnson and Maurice Greene both pulled up lame
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July 31, 2000

Double Hammy

The dream 200 at the U.S. track and field trials became a nightmare when Michael Johnson and Maurice Greene both pulled up lame

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Capel ran a precocious 19.87 in the 200 as a freshman in '99 and peaked for the trials this year. "I knew John Capel was going to be hell for me here," said Johnson. After his glance at the big screen on Sunday, Capel held off 34-year-old Floyd Heard and hit the line in a personal best of 19.85. Far behind, Johnson writhed on his back and Greene took wincing baby steps. In place of a roar at the end of the year's most anticipated race, there was only a shocked silence.

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