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Usain Bolt from Jamaica celebrates winning the gold medal in the men's 200-meter final during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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Usain Bolt's Final 100-Meter Race: 'There He Goes'

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Guide Wesley Williams (left) lines up blind long jumper and sprinter Lex Gillette on the track before making a long jump during practice at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in San Diego. Gillette started losing his sight when he was 8 years old. Bill Wechter for NPR hide caption

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For Blind Long Jumper At Paralympics, Success Depends On Teamwork

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Justin Gatlin celebrates victory in the 100 meters at the U.S. Olympic Trials for track and field. Gatlin has been suspended twice for failing doping tests, once in 2001 and again in 2006. Andy Lyons/Getty Images hide caption

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At The U.S. Olympic Trials, Mixed Opinions About Russian Doping Scandal

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Izaic Yorks, a senior at the University of Washington, recently ran a mile in 3:53 — the fastest mile of any American collegiate athlete. Here, he competes on Feb. 27 in Seattle. Stephen Brashear/Red Box Pictures hide caption

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Why Fastest U.S. College Mile Runner Won't Be Vying To Be NCAA Champ

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Competitors race at the IAAF World Athletics Championship held in Osaka in 2007. Athletes' samples that were kept from the event have now been retested, resulting in suspensions, the IAAF says. Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Shortly after winning this race, Tyson Gay acknowledged failing a drug test. He is believed to have used a cream provided by an anti-aging specialist whose clients include several NFL players, reports ProPublica. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sweden's Emma Green Tregaro sports red nails as she waits to compete in the women's high jump final at the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Moscow. Green Tregaro was told her rainbow-colored nail violated track's rules against political statements. Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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