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Lea Wallace at the Olympic Trials

July 19, 2012 By: John Blue Category: Collegiate, General Running News

Lea Wallace at the 2011 Big Sky Conference Championships

We at the SRN were sad to see that Sac State standout Lea Wallace didn’t quite make the Olympic team this time around.

It turns out there was a lot going on in Wallace’s life in the time leading up to the finals.

Taylor Dutch at Flotrack informs us that:

The weeks leading up to and during the Olympic Trials were possibly the most difficult weeks of Wallace’s life.  She suffered from a retinal hemorrhage during a routine workout a week before the Trials, causing her to lose vision in her right eye. The most heart-breaking loss however, occurred when Wallace’s father passed away the night before her 800 semi-final in Eugene.

Yikes! We wish her well and look forward to seeing her continue racing into the future.


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