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U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials broadcast schedule

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Track and field athletes will be vying for top three finishes and spots on the U.S. team for Rio at the Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore., from July 1-10 and NBC, NBCSN and the NBC Sports app.

The headliners include Olympic champions Allyson Felix in the 200m and 400m, Ashton Eaton in the decathlon and Justin Gatlin in the 100m and 200m.

The full U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials event schedule is here.

Gatlin may also have his eye on rival Usain Bolt in the Jamaican Olympic Trials from June 30-July 3 in Kingston.

In Eugene, the top three finishers per individual event make the Olympic team, provided they have met the Olympic standard qualifying mark or time at some point since May 1, 2015, (since Jan. 1, 2015, for 10,000m, decathlon and heptathlon).

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Day Time (ET) Network Key Events
Fri, July 1 7-9 p.m. Digital Men’s shot put | STREAM
9-10 p.m. NBC Men’s 10,000m | STREAM
Sat, July 2 12:45-2 p.m. Digital Decathlon | STREAM
2-5 p.m. NBC Women’s 10,000m, long jump | STREAM
5-6:30 p.m. NBCSN Decathlon | STREAM
Sun, July 3 1-7 p.m. Digital Women’s High Jump | STREAM
7-8 p.m. NBC Men’s, women’s 400m | STREAM
8:30-9 p.m. NBC Men’s, women’s 100m | STREAM
Mon, July 4 6:30-7 p.m. Digital Men’s pole vault | STREAM
7-9 p.m. NBCSN Men’s, women’s 800m | STREAM
Wed, July 6 4-6:30 p.m. Digital Women’s hammer throw | STREAM
8-10:30 p.m. Digital Men’s hammer throw | STREAM
Thurs, July 7 6:30-8 p.m. Digital Women’s 5000m | STREAM
8-11 p.m. NBCSN Women’s steeplechase, shot put | STREAM
Fri, July 8 6-8 p.m. NBCSN Men’s discus | STREAM
8-9 p.m. NBC 100m hurdles, Men’s steeple | STREAM
Sat, July 9 6:30-8 p.m. Digital Men’s triple jump | STREAM
8-9 p.m. NBC 110m hurdles, Men’s 200m, 5000m | STREAM
Sun, July 10 4-7 p.m. Digital Women’s pole vault | STREAM
7-8:30 p.m. NBC 1500m, Women’s 200m | STREAM

Tommy Ford ends U.S. men’s World Cup drought at Beaver Creek

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Tommy Ford earned his first World Cup win at age 30 and ended the U.S. men’s longest victory and podium droughts in two decades.

Ford won the giant slalom in Beaver Creek, Colo., on Sunday, the last North American race on tour this season. He prevailed by eight tenths of a second combining times over two runs.

“It doesn’t beat doing it here. I’ve been working hard,” Ford said on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. “No secret, just kept it simple and really trusted what I was doing.”

Norwegians Henrik Kristoffersen and Leif Kristian Nestvold-Haugen were second and third. American Ted Ligety, fourth after the opening run, finished 11th.

Full results are here.

Ford became the first U.S. man to win a World Cup since Travis Ganong took a downhill on Jan. 27, 2017. He also became the first U.S. male podium finisher since Ligety in January 2018. Both were the longest droughts for the program since the late 1990s.

Ford, a 2010 and 2018 Olympian who missed the 2014 Olympics due to a broken femur, had been working toward this moment.

He finished a World Cup career-high fourth at the season-opening giant slalom in Soelden, Austria, on Oct. 27. Last season, the Oregon native and former Dartmouth student had a pair of fifths.

The men’s World Cup moves to Val d’Isere, France, next weekend for a giant slalom and slalom.

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Katie Ledecky wins race by 30 seconds, takes back No. 1 ranking

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In her last race of the year, Katie Ledecky ensured she would finish 2019 as the world’s fastest 1500m freestyler.

Ledecky clocked 15:35.98 at the U.S. Open in Atlanta, winning the longest event on the Olympic pool program by 29.97 seconds. Typical for Ledecky, who owns the nine fastest times in history. This one came in at No. 8. Full meet results are here.

Ledecky scratched the 1500m free final at the summer world championships due to illness. Italian Simona Quadarella went on to win that title in 15:40.89, which was the world’s fastest time this year until Saturday night.

“I didn’t have time on my mind at all today. I just wanted to have a consistent swim,” Ledecky, undefeated in 1500m free finals for nine years, said on NBCSN. “That’s probably the best mile that I’ve had in a while.”

The women’s 1500m freestyle debuts at the Olympics in Tokyo. Ledecky is expected to add that to her Rio Olympic individual lineup of 200m, 400m and 800m frees, assuming she is top two in each event at the June Olympic trials.

In other events Saturday, Erika Brown handed Simone Manuel a rare defeat in the 100m freestyle. Brown, a University of Tennessee senior, clocked 53.42 and lowered her personal best by .71 between prelims and the final. Brown moved from sixth to fourth in the U.S. rankings this year, upping her stock as a contender to make the Olympic 4x100m free relay pool via a top-six finish at trials.

Brown previously lowered her personal best in the 50m free on Thursday. She ranks third in the U.S. this year in that event.

Emily Escobedo dealt Lilly King a rare domestic defeat in the 200m breaststroke. Escobedo lowered her personal best by .87 and clocked 2:22.00, moving to seventh fastest in the world this year and remaining fourth among Americans.

In the men’s 200m breast, Olympic champion Dmitriy Balandin of Kazakhstan was beaten by Cody Miller, the Olympic 100m breast silver medalist. Both were slower than their best times this year.

The next significant swim meet is a Tyr Pro Series stop in Knoxville, Tenn., from Jan. 16-19.

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