Athletics - Happy Berian off to winning start at US trials

Boris Berian runs in the first round of the Men's 800 Meter during the 2016 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Eugene, Oregon. (AFP Photo/ANDY LYONS)
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- World indoor champion Boris Berian drew a line under his legal problems to cruise into the semi-finals of the 800 meters at the US Track & Field Olympic trials on Friday. Berian, who blasted to victory at the indoor world championships in Portland earlier this year, was racing for the first time since sports goods giant Nike dropped a threatened lawsuit against him. The 23-year-old California-based middle distance runner was all smiles on Friday after coasting to victory in his heat at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, in a time of 1 minute 46.03 seconds. "It's nice to get that weight off my shoulders. I didn't realize how much it was bothering me until it was settled," Berian told reporters.

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