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Yes, Allyson Felix will watch the Olympic 200-meter races. No, she will not be happy about it.
Felix's chance to defend her Olympic title at 200 meters flew out the door this summer thanks to an ankle injury that did not heal quickly enough for her to be in top shape at the U.S. Olympic Trials last month.
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She finished fourth in the final, and instead of competing for two individual gold medals, she will only go for one _ in the 400.
``It's definitely heartbreaking for me to not be there. It's my favorite race,'' Felix said Wednesday. ``I wish this year would've gone differently for me. But I've had to regroup, keep moving on.''
The IOC thought highly enough of Felix to adjust the track schedule to make a women's 200-400 double possible. It would've kept America's best-known face in track in the spotlight for at least another couple of nights, which would've clearly made NBC happy. The network pays a lot of the IOC's bills. 
Instead, Felix will run in the 400; qualifying for that race starts Saturday. She has also been working with both relay teams _ the 4x100 and 4x400, which gives her a chance to increase her Olympic medals total to nine.
But she won't have a chance at another one in her best event: The 200.
``I'd love to defend my title, to see where I'm at,'' she said. ``It's going to be a great race. There's a lot of talent in there, but it'll be tough to watch.''