"People counted me out. They never thought I was going to make the Olympic team, they thought I was too old, I was past my prime a long time (ago). And I’m glad they say that, because they just motivate me - they give me that little fire."
She set records in the pentathlon and the 80m hurdles. Tami Graf set an American 85-89 record in teh 5000m with 49:08.
"If you look back in sprints, generally speaking, excluding Marion Jones who was on seven different types of performance enhancing drugs, excluding Ben Johnson, who in recent memory dominated running like Usain Bolt? Nobody. Having a long, dominating sprint career is extremely rare,” said two-time Olympian Nicolas Macrozonaris.
It sounds like they still loved the Nike's.
The term gaijin is very powerful in Japan.
We still like Kipchoge in GQ way better.
*MB: KIPCHOGE SHOWS OFF SOME SERIOUS DRIP FOR GQ
“What’s scary?” she says. “What is there to be nervous about? I will line up for a race (in Tokyo) and I’ve done that since I was eight years old and I’m very, very good at it.....I love a show. I love a stage. I love putting together a great performance when it matters, when the lights are really on."
A good read. The Hunters had 10:50 boys 2 milers moving from Georgia to run for them.
The Japanese have fired virtually everyone associated with the event.
1) The creative director was fired Thursday for an antisemitic joke he made 33 years ago in 1988.
2) The composer of the music resigned earlier this week after it was learned he abused and bullied disabled children during his schooldays.
3) The executive creative director stepped down in March after he suggested comedian and plus-size fashion icon Naomi Watanabe dress up as a pig for the event.
*MB:: Reminder: Tokyo opening ceremony starts Fri. morning at 6:55 am ET. The Japanese have fired virtually everyone involved with it.