Rachel Lippmann http://ketr.org en Runner Has Eyes On Two Prizes: Olympics, Ph.D. http://ketr.org/post/runner-has-eyes-two-prizes-olympics-phd Among the dozens of athletes hoping to leap, throw or run their way to London as part of the U.S. track and field team is 24-year-old runner Shannon Leinert.<p>Leinert, who will compete in the 800-meter dash, has dreamed of the Olympics since she was 10 and winning races in St. Louis, her hometown. If that weren't enough, she's also working on a doctoral degree in special education.<p>Leinert now trains at the University of Missouri-Columbia track that revived her college career and allowed her to think seriously about the Olympics. Wed, 20 Jun 2012 07:08:00 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 22824 at http://ketr.org Runner Has Eyes On Two Prizes: Olympics, Ph.D.