DCHeather wrote:Shame, but no biggie.
Can't wait for the track events to start. Come on Lagat!!!!
DCHeather wrote:Amazing 5000m races last night. Rupp finally beats Lagat at the finish and breaks an Olympic Trial record that was held by the late Prefrontaine. Lagat is still my guy though, such a smooth stride.
http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/track- ... rials.html
The women's race was just as good for the finish, 3 runner's so close for that 3rd spot.
http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/track- ... 5000m.html
Clevelandmo wrote:He wasnt the best in Kenya. Never won a gold medal for them if I recall, I could be wrong. I remember there being something about him and team tactics against another Kenyan runner and he still couldnt win. He decided to get US citizenship for money and to become the best. Why else would he want to be a US citizen? He married a Canadian. If anything he should have become an Canadian citizen; they probably didnt have the max # of runners meeting the A standard. I'm sure US Track and Field had their hand in it. They and Lagat can paint it however they want, but it still doesnt make it right in my book. It was controversial at the time for a reason.
jumpkutz wrote:Wasn't sure which section to put this in, but it looks like Craven Cottage and Fulham F.C. were "snubbed" by the torch relay route folks. It's going by Loftus Road and the dog track, but not down Stevenage past our historic grounds. What rubbish.
As the field of 24 runners approached the first mile with Rogers in fourth place, she was tripped. After stumbling for a couple of strides Rogers fell to the track. The whole field passed her as she got back up. Then with a burst she moved back into sixth place.
"When I fell that actually sparked me," noted Rogers. "It made me want to compete and push a little harder."
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