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Morgan Uceny describes her Olympic heartbreak

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One year after falling in the 1,500-meter final of the world championship, American runner Morgan Uceny had it happen again on the final lap of Friday night's Olympic final. Uceny described her emotions on Facebook.

[ Related: Morgan Uceny falls, suffers same fate as Mary Decker in 800 ]

I've never experienced such a heart breaking moment. I put myself in the perfect position coming into the bell lap and felt so relaxed and just ready to roll...I even thought to myself " I AM getting a medal" and the next thing I know I'm skidding on the track, out of contention. As soon as it happened I knew it was over,and I couldn't control the emotions. I was able to see my family tonight, and

I don't know what I would have done without them. They all shared my tears but also were the rocks of support that I needed. I feel like I'm in a dream, and that I will wake up tomorrow to August 10th to race the 1500m final over....but no. I can't thank all of you enough for the TREMENDOUS amount of support given to me. It's been unbelievable and has made me realize was special people are in my life, so thank you. And here's to the journey ahead, cheers.

All 60 comments left in the first few hours express support and admiration for Uceny and her Olympic journey.

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