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U.S.A. Olympic sprinter with Southern Illinois ties

United Sprinter  Ryan Bailey's went from Junior College at Rend Lake College to the Olympic Games starting Saturday in London.

Bailey was third in qualifying for the men's 100 meters team, behind Justin Gatlin and Tyson Gay.  He made the team by one-hundredth of a second over the fourth place finisher.

Bailey has also made a it to the Olympics despite a rough upbringing, he had to deal with homelessness, school suspensions, and even a stabbing by a rival gang member. 

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