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Four-peat

Updated: December 29, 2006, 2:46 PM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

Signature Event July 29, 1996 - At the Olympic Trials last month, Lewis came in third in the long jump, qualifying by an inch over the fourth-place finisher. Last night, he needed his longest jump in two years on his third and last chance to even qualify for tonight's final.

Lewis has not been a factor in the event since winning Olympic gold in 1992. At 35, he sought to defy age and his critics. While others had given up on him, Lewis still believed he had enough spring left in his legs ...

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