IRVINE, Calif. - Janet Evans is close to finding out whether her comeback will end at the London Games.
The 40-year-old winner of four Olympic gold medals already accomplished her main goal of qualifying for the U.S. trials that begin next week in Omaha, Neb. Now she wants to earn a spot in the final of the 800-meter freestyle, an event she once dominated.
It won't be easy.
Evans must advance from the preliminary heats to make the eight-woman final. Then she has to finish first or second to punch her ticket to a fourth Olympics.
Her coach, Mark Schubert, says she's a long shot.
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