2016 Rio Olympics

Day 9, August 20, 2016

How Vivian Cheruiyot Took Down Almaz Ayana to Finally Become Olympic Champion

What a Great Pole Vault Competition: Sandi Morris Almost Wins Gold on Final Vault, Then Talk Turns to Isinbayeva's Retirement and Russian Doping Aftermath

Dennis Mitchell's Days as Relay Coach Have to be Numbered Now: USA's 50% Failure Rate Continues as Men Get DQ'd, Women Win Gold With #2 Time Ever

Matthew Centrowitz Goes Wire-To-Wire To Win USA's First Men's 1500m Gold In 108 Years

Centro used tactical brilliance and a 50.62 last lap to earn America’s first gold medal in the men’s 1500 in since 1908. Defending champ Taoufik Makhloufi was silver as Nick Willis got his second Olympic medal in third. Asbel Kiprop only 6th; USA's Ben Blankenship was 8th. *MB: MATT MF CENTROWITZ

Men's 5000: Mo Farah Completes The "Double Double"; American Paul Chelimo Surprises With Silver After A Slew Of DQs And Reinstatements Temporarily Cause Silver And Bronze Medal Pandemonium

Farah cemented his place in Olympic history by joining Lasse Viren as the only man in history to pull off the 5K/10K double at two Olympic Games. Behind him, three DQs saw 41-year-old Bernard Lagat almost win Olympic bronze, but two reinstatements later he was relegated to 5th as USA's Paul Chelimo was the shock silver medalist and Ethiopia's Hagos Gebrhiwet got the bronze.  
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
August 12, 2016 to August 21, 2016

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