EUGENE, Ore. -- Trevor Barron broke the American record in the men's 20,000-meter race walk, winning the U.S. track trials in 1 hour, 23 minutes Saturday to earn a spot in the London Games.
Barron broke the record of 1:23:40.00 set by his coach, Tim Seaman, in 2000. Barron also broke the meet record of 1:25:40.00 by Seaman in 2004.
Seaman, a two-time Olympian, finished second in 1:27:29.48 and Nick Christie was third in 1:29:47.30.
The 19-year-old Barron was the only athlete in the event to earn a spot on the U.S. team for London in the event because Seaman and Christie don't have the Olympic "A" standard of 1:22:30.