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The Olympic trials: 6 heartbreaking and inspiring moments
Tears, triumphs, agonizing defeats, miraculous wins... and the London Olympics haven't even started yet
 
The Olympic trials: 7 heartbreaking and inspiring moments AP Photo/Gregory Bull

If you can't stand to wait three weeks for the Olympics' incredible feats of strength and agonizing failures, the U.S. Olympic trials may have helped satisfy your craving. Until July 2, the nation's top athletes competed for limited spots on a range of Olympic teams. And after the excitement of the trials in Iowa and Omaha, London is sure to be one heart-pounding ride. Here, six incredible stories to come out of the heartland. 

 

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