U.S. Medal Count Gets A Big Boost From Track And Field Dominance

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Ashton Eaton of the United States celebrates winning gold overall after the Men's Decathlon 1500m on Day 13 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on Aug. 18, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

The Olympics wrap up this weekend with the U.S. leading the medal count, trailed by Great Britain and China. A big reason for the Team USA dominance is its performance in track and field events.

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