It seems like a lot of time has passed since the Olympic Track Trials ended a few weeks ago and we now find ourselves about halfway between their ending and the beginning of the actual Olympic games. For the athletes there is still a lot of training to accomplish for the races ahead.
There were so many people covering the trials that you could sit comfortably at home on your couch and watch or read coverage almost non-stop. Some of the sites I follwed were Runnerville, The Final Sprint, 3000 Miles to the Trials, NBC Olympics, and Josh Cox.
I’d like to highlight a view videos that I’ve found since the trials that I think are pretty good or relevant.
This is one with Ryan Hall after the marathon trials in November. Unfortunately, it wasn’t embeddable into the post, so follow the link and watch.
This is a somewhat funny video by Joe Cebulski. You probably have never heard of Joe but he graduated a year or two before I went to Taylor so we almost ran together! He competed in the Decathlon and placed 18th. (NBC doesn’t like to embed their videos, sorry).
I’ll end this tribute with a video of the 800. As a former 800m runner I know the joy and pains of the race. I never would have thought about diving to the finish – but I also was never a few hundredths of a second away from going to the Olympics! So enjoy!
[tags] Olympics, Joe Cebulski, Ryan Hall, Christian Smith, Olympic Trials [/tags]