Sunday, August 17, 2008

Great Summer Olympics Moments, Day Two

OK, today's choice for great Summer Olympics moments takes me to track & field. I'm also a runner, albeit a recreational one, but I do love the running events in the Games. Here are two of my favorites:

Michael Johnson Wins 2 Gold Medals and Sets 2 World Records (1996) ~ I still remember those gold shoes he wore!

US Marathoners Win Silver and Bronze in 2004 ~ American marathoners rarely medal in the marathon; it's a sport that's dominated by African and European runners. So when Meb Keflezighi won the men's silver medal, and Deena Kastor came from behind (she was in 18th at one point) to win the women's bronze, it was a major accomplishment. This clip is long, but it's worth watching (or just scroll to the last 3 minutes or so). Kastor said after the race that she was crying so hard during the final lap she could barely see...


Marianne Arkins said...

Oh yeah... those gold shoes, lol! I don't remember that marathon, tho.

Thanks for sharing :-)

LaskiGal said...

I remember!!! Two awesome choices!

I get so inspired by these events . . . I am addicted.

windycindy said...

Thanks for the memories! Cindi