Sally Pearson's Olympic Record In 100m Hurdles Highlights Tuesday's Track & Field Results

Tuesday was a big day for track and field at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, featuring a pair of historic achievements. Australia's Sally Pearson set an Olympic record in the women's 100-meter hurdles, posting a time of 12.35 seconds to take the gold, while Lolo Jones from the United States missed out on a medal with a fourth-place finish.

Meanwhile, in the men's 1,500m final, Algerian runner Taoufik Makhloufi won gold, just one day after being reinstated following a disqualification for a lack of effort in an 800m heat. Leo Manzano took silver in the 1500m, becoming the first American to medal in the event in 44 years.

In the video below, Dan Rubenstein of SB Nation Studios breaks down the day's track and field results for you, so take a look and get caught up on everything that happened on the track on Tuesday.

For more on the Olympics, check out SB Nation's London 2012 Olympics hub. For more on Olympic athletics, follow the 2012 Olympic athletics section.

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