|Leo Manzano - Olympic silver medalist|
Following an uncharacteristically good showing at Worlds last year (Simpson winning the womens title - go Buffs!, Centrowitz taking mens bronze) there was some question as to whether the Olympic contingent could continue to punch above their weight. What our milers lack in raw speed seems to be balanced by their collective savvy as racers. The men did not disappoint.
|Manzano (triumphant) and Centrowitz at the line|
|Uceny - an Olympic final (and years of work) abruptly fade|
A bit of video of Ryun at the Mexico City Games. The Kenyans intentionally drive the pace to use the 7000ft altitude to their advantage. Ryun leaves it way too late to respond. Kip Keino's winning time - at altitude, in 1968 - was less than a second shy of the winning time in London (3:34:86).
Keino vs. Ryun in Mexico City - 1968
2012 London Olympics
- Olympic 800m Recap
- Olympic 1500m Recap
- Olympic 3000m Steeplechase Recap
- Olympic 5000m Recap
- Olympic 10,000m Recap
- Olympic Marathon Recap
- Week One: The Olympic Vortex