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Clary rallies for spot on Olympic team

Updated: June 29, 2012, 8:47 PM ET
By Bonnie D. Ford | ESPN.com

OMAHA, Neb. -- Second is as good as first at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, and that meant Tyler Clary, blocked for so long in the finishing straight by two of the best swimmers in history, got to see the checkered flag at last.

He is a 2012 Olympian in the 200-meter butterfly -- the event with the longest odds for him of the three he intended to race this week. Then again, Clary should be used to that. He has been battling long odds ever since he began racing head-to-head against ...

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