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Brian Cazeneuve
July 28, 2008
Who'll reach the winner's podium in all 302 events
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July 28, 2008

Medal Picks

Who'll reach the winner's podium in all 302 events

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5,000 meters
Edwin Soi, Kenya
Kenenisa Bekele, Ethiopia
Tariku Bekele, Ethiopia
Fast pace takes legs out from world champ Lagat of U.S, who is also running the 1,500.

10,000 meters
Kenenisa Bekele, Ethiopia
Sileshi Sihine, Ethiopia
Moses Masai, Kenya
Bekele's fiancée died of heart failure during a run with him.

Marathon
Martin Lel, Kenya
Abderrahim Goumri, Morocco
Tsegay Kebede, Ethiopia
Kenya is not among the 14 nations with gold in marathon.

110-meter hurdles
Dayron Robles, Cuba
Liu Xiang, China
Terrence Trammell, U.S.
World-record holder Robles takes down China's hero.

400-meter hurdles
Kerron Clement, U.S.
Bershawn Jackson, U.S.
Angelo Taylor, U.S.
Clement broke Michael Johnson's world indoor open 400 mark in 2005.

4 × 100-meter relay
U.S.
Jamaica
Trinidad & Tobago
Jamaican and U.S. men have run 14 of year's 15 fastest 100s.

4 × 400-meter relay
U.S.
Bahamas
Poland
U.S. has lost Olympic final once since 1952.

20-km walk
Jefferson Pérez, Ecuador
Francisco Javier Fernández, Spain
Valeriy Borchin, Russia
Pérez won Ecuador's first Olympic medal, a gold in '96 in this event.

50-km walk
Vladimir Kanaykin, Russia
Denis Nizhegorodov, Russia
Alex Schwazer, Italy
Kanaykin recently held the world record in the 20K but is stronger in the 50K.

High jump
Stefan Holm, Sweden
Yaroslav Rybakov, Russia
Jesse Williams, U.S.
Athens gold medalist Holm has also won four world championships.

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