King advances to finals of 5,000 meter U.S. Olympic Trials

From Staff Reports

June 29, 2008 - OREGON - Kyle King advanced to the finals of the U.S. Olympic Trials Friday night at Hayward Field on the University of Oregon Campus.

The Zap Fitness runner finished the 5,000 meter semifinal run with a time of 14 minutes, 4.82 seconds.

King will now run in the 5,000 meter finals Monday night at 11:40 p.m. local time on USA Network as the top three will represent the United States at the Beijing Olympics in August.

He will also be competing in the 1,500 meters at the Trials, which begins Thursday, July 3 with the quarterfinals. The 1,500 semifinal will be on Friday, July 4, and the final is scheduled for Sunday, July 6.

Because of his highly consistent world-class times this year, King is currently ranked No. 4 in the U.S. by Elite Limited, trailing only Bernard Lagat, Matt Tegenkamp and Chris Solinsky. He is ranked No. 38 in the world.

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