Pittsburgh native Trevor Barron has overcome a lot in his 19-years. He's fought through epilepsy and brain surgery to become an Olympian in the men's 20km race walk event. Unfortunately, his bid for a gold medal came up short on Saturday as he finished 26th in the in a field of 56 competing for the top spot in London.
In a post-race interview with the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Barron was happy with the outcome and the way that he finished:
"I can't complain," Barron said. "It's one of the best races I've had, and it's been a great experience."
Barron missed out on gold by exactly four minutes as he finished with a time of 1 hour, 22 minutes and 46 seconds. China's Ding Chen won the gold medal with a time of 1 hour, 18 minutes ad 46 seconds.
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