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Champion's Leachman runs strong but comes up short in U.S. Olympic trials

Champion's Leachman runs strong but comes up short in U.S. Olympic trials
Champion's Elizabeth Leachman poses with coach Jenny Breuer after completing her heat of the women's 5000 meter run Friday at the U.S. Olympic trials in Eugene, Oregon.

Boerne Champion's Elizabeth Leachman's dream of reaching the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris is over.

Leachman, 16, ran well enough in late May and early June to qualify for the women's 5,000 meters in the U.S. Olympic trials this week in Eugene, Oregon. 

Leachman started strong and refused to fade, but came up short late, when an initial pack of eight runners separated from the pack, Leachman in the ninth spot. The group pulled away and Leachman came home 13th, with a time of 16:36.67.  

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