The 25 Fittest Olympians on Team USA

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The 25 Fittest Olympians on Team USA

The best of the best American athletes who will compete in the 2012 Olympics in London.

14. Tyson Gay

Sprinter
Age 29

He’s the only man to defeat Usain Bolt in the 100 since Beijing in 2008, and the second-fastest sprinter of all time (behind Bolt). Considered the only man with a serious shot at knocking off Bolt in London, Gay plans to skip the 200 meters in 2012—focusing solely on the 100 and his nemesis. “I came up empty-handed in my last Olympics,” he says, “so going there healthy, knowing I have a fair shot at bringing home a medal, excites me.” After months of rehab from various injuries including one that sidelined him in Beijing, Gay says he feels more focused than ever. “I’m more patient, more of a perfectionist,” he says. “I’m focusing on every stride.”

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