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September 21st, 2012
08:03 AM ET

Life after Olympic trials: New film 'Backwards' looks at the ups and downs of an athlete's failed attempts at greatness

Over the summer, the world watched as America won the most medals at the 2012 Olympics in London. But for every athlete who gets a moment of glory on the world's biggest state, there are hundreds who come up short.

It's the subject of a new movie out today, called "Backwards." It's about a woman who is forced to let go of her Olympic dream and start a second life.

Sarah Megan Thomas is the star, writer and producer of the movie and she explains to John Berman on "Early Start" how elements of her athletic career helped shape the story.

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