Goshen born Amy Yoder Begley finishes 26th in Olympic debut

One of the most dramatic moments of the US Olympic Trails came from Goshen born Amy Yoder Begley.

The East Noble grad qualified for the Olympics for the first time in her life in dramatic fashion, crossing the finishing line in 3rd place and meeting the "A" Olympic standard by just seconds in the 10,000 meter run.

Just making it to the Olympics was a dream come true for Yoder Begley.

Friday morning, she lived the dream, competing in the Beijing Games.

Yoder Begley finished 26th in the 10,000 meter women's track and field final, completing the race in a time of 32 minutes, and 38.28 seconds.

It was almost a full minute worse than her time at the Olympic trials.

Meanwhile, teammate Shalane Flanagan made history by winning the bronze medal. Flanagan became just the 2nd American to ever win a medal in the 10,000 meter run.

You can watch the race on Channel 16, Friday night/Saturday morning at 12:30 AM, immediately following the late edition of Newscenter 16.


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