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Tollefson's top challengers end bid

Updated: August 8, 2004, 3:04 PM ET
Associated Press

GIORGIOUPOLI, Greece -- Carrie Tollefson has been added to the U.S. Olympic team in the 1,500 meters after her two challengers gave up their attempts to meet a qualifying standard for the Athens Games.

Tollefson won the 1,500 at the U.S. Olympic trials three weeks ago in Sacramento, Calif., but did not make the team then because her time wasn't fast enough.

Tollefson, from Minneapolis, has since run fast enough twice, but her spot in Athens wasn't assured until Amy Rudolph and Jen Toomey ...

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