Symmonds going for 800m gold Thursday

Symmonds going for 800m gold Thursday

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US' Nick Symmonds reacts after competing in the men's 800m heats at the athletics event of the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 6, 2012 in London. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/GettyImages)

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by KGW.com Staff

kgw.com

Posted on August 7, 2012 at 7:06 PM

LONDON – Oregon’s Nick Symmonds will go for gold in the men’s 800 meter in London Thursday.

The runner has won four consecutive U.S. titles in the 800m after runner-up finishes in 2006, 2007.

“Not exactly how I imagined making an Olympic Final but I'll take it,” he Tweeted Tuesday. “Qualified on time in 1:44.87. Racing for a medal Thursday night!”

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