Donavan Brazier was a lock to make the U.S. Olympic team in the 800. Then he finished last at the trials.
“Yeah, I’ll just add something,” Brazier said. “It was [bad]. It was a [bad] race. I had my head down for a little bit, but you know, I’m still going to feel like I’m that man when I go into track meets. I’m still going to feel like I’m the 800-meter champ. I’m still going to feel like I’m the best 800-meter runner in the world when I go into meets. Today, just, I obviously wasn’t. There were seven guys in front of me that proved it. The guys that beat me, they can have their moment, and I’m happy for them. But I’ll come back from this. I’ve been down worse before.”