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Iowan Karissa Schweizer qualifies for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

Karissa Schweizer finished second in the Women's 5000M race at the USA Track and Field Olympic Trials giving her a spot in the 2020 Olympic Games later this summer
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Hellen Obiri, of Kenya, left, and Karissa Schweizer, of the United States, cross the finish line of the women's 5000 meter heats at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

EUGENE, Ore. — Urbandale native, and Dowling Catholic grad, Karissa Schweizer, will run in the Olympic Games this summer in Tokyo. Schweizer finished second in the USA Track and Field Olympic Trials on Monday night in Eugene, Oregon. She went into the final lap with the lead, only to get edged in the final 100 meters by her Bowerman TC teammate, Elise Cranny. The top three finishers in the 5000M race qualified for the Olympics. So, it will be Cranny, Schweizer and Rachel Schneider, who finished third, running in Tokyo later this summer for team U.S.A.

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