Bedford: “Bob became a second father and his wife Sylvia a second mother. In truth, they had more influence on my development and life than my parents...When I started being coached by him I was the 73rd best junior in the English Schools Cross Country Championships and, nine years later, I broke the world record for 10,000m.”
Yuko Ando - the fastest debutante in Japanese history (2:21:36) - runs marathon #3 here.
Rupp was only .11 behind which was a big moral victory as he'd never finished within 1.4 seconds of Kejelcha before tonight.
(Regarding Alex Rodriguez) let’s see — disgrace, tarnished legacy and cynicism — check — just like we have with the Russians — leads to fame, fortune and a global superstar girlfriend.
When it comes to the Russians, indeed there’s righteous sanctimoniousness and moral judgment involved — but, like, just different?
Because the Russians are — different?
They’re not — us?
Which leads to this final question, and again to compare and contrast: what does the American veneration of Alex Rodriguez say about ... us?
Right. Hypocrisy. Check.
The elite race started at 6 am - when Geb won it was 7 am. Men's winner Geremew: "“It was very fast, perhaps a little too fast. But then it settled down, and I felt good. Although I wasn’t sure I had a chance of winning until between 40 and 41 kilometres”.