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All Heart

The 2016 US Olympic Track & Field Trials

Story by Matt Trappe July 30th, 2016

Game Face

The prelude to the start. All falls quiet except for the voice in your head. You are ready.


Under the lights

The stage is set. The crowd is ready. This is it.



Keep your cool. Trust your training. Run your race. 110% percent.


The finish sprint

The moment years in the making. The moment where dreams are decided by a hundredth of a second or a graze of the bar.


Agony and Suspense

Disappointment and disbelief or an eternity of waiting before the results are posted.


You've made it

Let the celebration begin! The journey continues to Rio.

Footnote: All Images © Matt Trappe Photo & Film. All Rights Reserved.
Eugene, OR, United States