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The Warmup Lap | 6.18.12 - Allyson Felix's London prep and a 50-year-old Olympic hopeful

Yahoo! has a series of videos with US sprinter Allyson Felix as she prepares for the 200 meters in London. Pretty cool stuff, as she's really fast. Below is video about her mental preparation, and there's a pretty cool workout video over on the Yahoo! page.

Roald Bradstock: Still throwing caution to wind after half a century | The Independent

A 50-year Britis javelin thrower is attempting to qualify for the Olympics in London, his eighth Olympic Trials. If he qualifies, the Games will be his third. Funny things happen when someone "old" competes to place in the Olympics:

None of the four javelin throwers ahead of Bradstock in the current British rankings were even born when the remarkable soul who has overcome spina bifida, who won Olympic recognition for his art and who holds the world records for throwing an iPod (154 yards) and a goldfish (56 yards) competed as a team-mate of Coe and Co in LA.

Seems like a pretty cool dude.

Armstrong's Ironman Ban Not Necessarily a Done Deal | Slowtwitch.com

Here's a good rundown of the WTC's decision to ban Lance Armstrong from their events, which happened last week. I'm sure we'll hear a lot about this in the coming months.

Olympic Dreams | Homepage of Shalane Flanagan

Flanagan has already qualified for the Olympics in the marathon, but will be competing at the Trials in two weeks in the 10k. It's probably not likely that she will qualify, but the fact that she's giving it a shot (even as a time trial as part of her marathon training) is pretty damn cool.

Trammell seeks one last shot at glory in London Olympics | TheState.com

Allen Trammell is looking to qualify for his fourth Olympics in the 110 meter hurdles. Doing so would make him the first American to do so in the event.

Merrell Vapor Glove Minimalist Running Shoe Preview | Runblogger