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Crushing ends for Uceny, men's relay

Updated: August 10, 2012, 9:55 PM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

LONDON -- To put it nicely, no matter how hard you train, no matter how many years you put in, stuff happens at the Olympics.

Consider Morgan Uceny. The American is one the best runners in the world at her distance (1,500 meters). She was a medal favorite at last summer's world championships but was tripped by another runner with about 500 meters to go. She was able to get back up, but finished 10th.

Uceny was a medal contender again Friday night at the Olympics. With ...

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