Duane Solomon Jr. (R) celebrates with coach Johnny Gray after the men's 800m final at the U.S. Olympic athletics trials in Eugene, Oregon June 25, 2012. (REUTERS/Steve Dipaola) None:
Tue, Jun 26, 2012 3:06 PM EDT

Duane Solomon, Jr. missed his trip to the Olympics in Beijing by just half a second in 2008. But on Monday night the 27-year-old finished third in the men's 800 meter final at the US Olympic Track and Field Trials in Eugene, Oregon and secured his way to London this summer.