Iowa State alum and Fort Dodge native, Lisa (Koll) Uhl has her ticket to London.
Uhl hung well behind the leaders for the first half of the 10,000 meters, and then with 5 miles to go, her shoe came untied.
But Uhl, is able to gut out a 4th place finish and qualify for the Olympic team.
Uhl told reports she never dreamed Olympics at Ft Dodge High, "I was just trying to make state. And I never won there!
After the race she tweeted, “Huge thanks to my husband, family, friends, ISU community, Nike, my teammates and all my supporters. Thanks to you, I am now an Olympian!”