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Olympic runners back on the track and field

July 8, 2008 |  3:31 pm

Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown reacts on June 29 after qualifying for the 200-meter race in Beijing.Elite athletes have been busy in recent weeks as the U.S., Jamaica and Kenya held their Olympic trials. But track meets are resuming around the world this week.

A few people and meets to watch:

Reigning 100-meter world champion Veronica Campbell-Brown, who was edged out of an Olympic berth in at Jamaica's Olympic trials, is scheduled to run the 100 at the Olympic Meeting Thessaloniki on Wednesday in Greece. Campbell-Brown will run the relay and the 200 in Beijing.

World pole vault record holder Yelena Isinbayeva of Russia is scheduled to make her outdoor debut Friday at the Golden League meet in Rome. Might she be hearing the footsteps of Jenn Stuczynski, who set an American record of 16 feet, 1-3/4 inches at the U.S. trials last weekend?

--Helene Elliott

Photo: Veronica Campbell-Brown celebrates after winning the 200-meter final during the Jamaican National Track and Field Championships and Olympic qualifier in Kingston on June 29. Credit: Associated Press Photo / Gregory Bull