Saturday, August 04, 2012

Of Mo and Rupp

Holy crap.  What a great Olympic men's 10,000.

Mo Farah carries the weight of his country on his shoulders and pulls out an amazing win.  After seeming to "fight" the early miles, he found his groove over the last 2K and made the race his.

Rupp raced smart the whole way.  But, I honestly thought that he was out of it at about 200 meters to go.  Then to see him slingshot off the corner with about 120 to go, I was jumping up and down and shouting.

Salazar and "his boys" definitely proved the haters wrong.  They showed conclusively that a smart, scientific, focused, long term approach to training is still the best way to bring home the medals. 

Congrats to Mo, Rupp, Alberto and the entire Oregon Distance Project group.

The Muddy Buzzard

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