joy magnetism: Marathon man

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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Marathon man

Magnet #184 - The hurrier I go, the behinder I get

Congrats to Kenya's Samuel Wanjiru, for winning the country's first gold in the men's marathon, the final event of the Games.

But, for me, the real excitement (because I sort of get bored watching the marathons) was when poor Ejigu from Ethopia hurried and hurried, but on the last lap, he just started to fall behind.

In the end, he was overtaken by his teammate, Wordofa, who edged him out for the bronze.

He didn't hear us cheering him on, I guess.

Look, I'm not even going to try to be Bob Costas with his pithy closing's been a marathon two weeks, and shortly the closing ceremonies of the Beijing 2008 Olympics will begin.

Xie xie, China, for a fun two weeks. Ya'll get some sleep now.

And, cheers, London, we'll see ya in 2012!
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G said...

He didn't hear me either, and he didn't get the virtual push I was giving him through the TV set. Twenty-six miles, and he lost in the last 200 meters. That's the kind of loss that may not heal too quickly.

joy said...

It did seem like he totally just stopped toward the end. It was kinda heartbreaking.