The Olympics random thoughts thread (may contain spoilers) (Read 1310 times)


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    Did I see a guy's javelin land past the yellow line? Is that the WR line?

    It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.

      That's a caution line- you're not supposed to throw past that, lest you spear one of the 5k finalists.

       I like running alone.


      Interval Junkie --Nobby

        Okay, I don't own a TV.  But a friend moved in down the street.  So today, after my 20mi, I went over to watch . . . Gymnastics with a ball or clubs, "free-style" wresting w/o any cool masks, and Women's basket-ball.  Wow, talk about boring (not that women's BBall is boring, but dominating France is boring -- of course, I left after it started, so who knows).

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          ...  Wow, talk about boring (not that women's BBall is boring, but dominating France is boring -- of course, I left after it started, so who knows).

           

          So you completely missed the part where one of the players brought a javelin and threw it past the yellow line...

          It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.

            Seemed like nearly all the runners in the men's 5k were wearing the same style of Nikes?

             

             

             

             

             

             

              4 x 100 new world record.  USA gave it a great run, but nobody beats Bolt.

              Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject. - S.J.

                4 x 100 new world record.  USA gave it a great run, but nobody beats Bolt.

                 

                Bolt sure is fast, but he could use a dose of humility. 

                  Bolt sure is fast, but he could use a dose of humility. 

                   

                  He can't seem to find anything to be humble about.

                  Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject. - S.J.

                    Great showing by Meb!

                    "If you have the fire, run..." -John Climacus


                    Interval Junkie --Nobby

                      He certainly looked happier than the 3rd placer.

                       

                      I got a bit worried when he picked up the flag and the Brazilian guy looked like he was right behind him.

                      2015 Goals: Chicago Marathon BQ -- don't push it

                      Current Status 08/23: Not in the shape I want, but healthy just the same.


                      - Lost in Pace - 2016 -

                        Little surprised to see Gillis finish ahead of Coolsaet for the Canadians in the marathon.

                        "Don't feel like running today...suck it up and run ...you're an athlete." (John Stanton, founder & owner of The Running Room)

                         

                        Three half marathons later, I got a number. Half Fanatic #9292. :)


                        Imminent Catastrophe

                          Meb is the man!

                           

                          as for Ryan and Abdi...

                          "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

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                          "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

                           

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                            I got a bit worried when he picked up the flag and the Brazilian guy looked like he was right behind him.

                             

                            It did kinda look like Dos Santos saw an opportunity for a sucker pass there and decided not to do it since it still wouldn't have meant a medal, but who knows?

                            EbonyN


                            Malletgirl02

                              Did anyone else get a chance to see the 5,000m men's heats on the NBC live feed on line? I saw Mo Farah help the last place finisher in his heat get up after the race. Mo Farah is already awesome, but I think he is even more awesome in that moment.'

                                Meb is the man!

                                 

                                as for Ryan and Abdi...

                                 

                                Neither blew up.

                                "If you have the fire, run..." -John Climacus