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Mike Rowbottom Chief Feature Writer

Mike Rowbottom, one of Britain's most talented sportswriters, covered the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics as chief feature writer for insidethegames, having covered the previous five summer Games, and four winter Games, for The Independent. He has worked for the Daily Mail, The Times, The Observer, The Sunday Correspondent and The Guardian.

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Felix Rio double plans undone as she fails in 200m at US trials

Felix Rio double plans undone as she fails in 200m at US trials

Allyson Felix’s plans to double up over 200/400 metres at next month’s Rio Olympics, already accommodated by an alteration in the athletics programme scheduling, came to naught on the final day of the US Olympic Track and Field trials as she missed the chance to defend her 200m title in Brazil by one place and one hundredth of a second.






Harrison, second fastest ever, fails to make Rio 2016 cut in US Olympic Trials women’s 100m hurdles

Harrison, second fastest ever, fails to make Rio 2016 cut in US Olympic Trials women’s 100m hurdles

The unique depth of American talent in the women’s 100 metre hurdles meant that the US Olympic Track and Field Trials were going to be painful for some world class athletes - and as things turned out, it was the athlete who ran the second fastest ever time of 12.24sec on the same track in Eugene on May 28, Keri Harrison, who failed to make the trip to Rio de Janeiro next month.