Chris Hays Orlando Sentinel
Marvin Bracy has waited a long time for this moment.
"Ever since I started running track, the goal was always Olympics, Olympics, Olympics," said Bracy, an Orlando Boone High graduate.
But even after the 100-meter dash final at the U.S. Olympic Trials on Sunday night in Eugene, Ore., Bracy had to wait a little bit longer to find out if he had officially earned a spot in next month's Rio Olympic Games.
It wasn't a photo finish, but it was too close to call at the wire.
"When the announcer said what was going on, I prayed that I got that spot," Bracy said. "And when that thing flashed, man … that was awesome. It was like the best feeling ever."
Bracy secured the final U.S. Olympic spot with a time of 9.98 seconds, two-hundredths ahead of Michael Rodgers at 10 flat.
Bracy wasn't the only one checking the competitors, praying and hoping.