Athletics-U.S. athletes with world championship byes

June 22 (Reuters) - The following American athletes have

received byes into August's world championships in Beijing

provided they compete in some event at the June 25-28 U.S.

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trials in Eugene, Oregon.

The byes are awarded 2013 world champions and 2014 Diamond

League event winners.

2013 World Champions

Men

400m - LaShawn Merritt (also 2014 Diamond League winner)

110m hurdles - David Oliver

Decathlon - Ashton Eaton

Women

100m hurdles - Brianna Rollins

Long jump - Brittney Reese*

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2014 Diamond League winners

Men

100m - Justin Gatlin

400m hurdles - Michael Tinsley

Triple jump - Christian Taylor

Shot put - Reese Hoffa

Women

200m - Allyson Felix

1500m - Jenny Simpson

100m hurdles - Dawn Harper-Nelson

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* Tianna Bartoletta was the Diamond League women's long jump

champion but in a case where a country has both the world and

Diamond League champion in an event, the bye goes to the world

champion.

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Source: USA Track & Field

(Reporting by Gene Cherry in Raleigh, North Carolina, editing

by Nick Mulvenney)

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