Britain’s Mohammed Farah (L) celebrates with second-placed Galen Rupp of the U.S.after winning the men’s 10,000m final at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium August 4, 2012. [REUTERS/Dylan Martinez]
you guys, you guys, they’re TRAINING PARTNERS. They have the same coach (legendary marathon runner Alberto Salazar) and spend all their time running together. And the look of genuine joy and excitement on both their faces on finishing 1-2 in this race was gorgeous.
Totally my slash ship of the games. Loneliness of the long-distance runner my eye.
It was awesome to watch, to see Farah take the lead and hold it, and Rupp put on that final burst of speed to come right behind him. And Farah took the briefest of moments to look back to see who was coming up behind him and he almost slowed for a moment there and you could see the ebulience on their faces as they both crossed the finish line within about a second of each other.
Awesome race was awesome.