Olympic track and field legend Carl Lewis slams system that’s failing relay athletes

Olympic track and field legend Carl Lewis told CNBC that he stands “100 percent” by his criticism of Team USA’s men’s 4x100m relay team after it finished sixth in its semifinal on Thursday and failed to qualify for the final.  He emphasized, however, that his ire was not directed towards the athletes, but towards the U.S. relay program that put the teams together.  “The federation sets up the teams, and the coaches and the system, and they’re failing the athletes,” said Lewis, who won the 4×100 Olympic gold medal twice…

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