Sunday, June 17, 2012

Historical Race(s) of the Week

Unfortunately, I can't embed the videos of the following two races here but you can view them at the links below.  The first race is the 10000m. final at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.  It features the best distance runner in the world at that time (Haile Gebrselassie of Ethopia) vs. the World Cross Country champion (Paul Tergat of Kenya).  The race picks up steam with 5 laps to go when Tergat takes over the lead and really turns up the pressure on Gebrselassie.  You can watch how that turns out.

The second race was the rematch at the next Olympics in Sydney.  Different strategy for Tergat this time and watch for the exciting last lap for both runners as headed into the last straight. (1996) (2000)

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