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  • CLS
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    That was one strange marathon course. Lots of u-turns and 90 degree turns.

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  • alfablue
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    Anyone else catch that quarterfinal wrestling match? The Ukraine bit the US guy, and he twisted his ankle, and the corner stopped the bout when he was in trouble. Thankfully, the US wrestler won, after all of that garbage.

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  • alfablue
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    Originally posted by Scarlet View Post
    Did I miss the women's marathon?
    Yea... last Sunday morning. Same course, brutally hot for them.

    The US has 3 women contending for much of the race, until they pressed the go button- and the heat didn't leave them any remaining energy. Pretty much just like today for the win.

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  • Spartanforlife4
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    Originally posted by Scarlet View Post
    Did I miss the women's marathon?
    Last Saturday or Sunday. 90+ temps.

    Originally posted by walrus View Post
    With Durant and Carmelo as the US leaders, not sure I'd bet against Serbia
    Especially when it was only a three point game the first time around.

    Aussies went from most likely to take on the US to no medal after losing to Spain in the bronze medal game.

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  • walrus
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    Originally posted by Stauber1 View Post
    I am currently in Belgrade - this city is PUMPED for the basketball final.
    Easily the 2nd biggest sport here after soccer. Their women's bball team is the only women's team in any sport to garner even the remotest of interest.

    That being said, my friend that I am staying with figures he could loan 100,000 euros from shady sources to bet against Serbia, and make an easy 17,000 after paying the 1-day interest.

    His wife doesn't seem to think that's a very good plan, though.
    With Durant and Carmelo as the US leaders, not sure I'd bet against Serbia

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  • Scarlet
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    Did I miss the women's marathon?

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  • CLS
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    Originally posted by alfablue View Post
    AND 6th! That is a very big deal! Ward finished much stronger than I thought he would, too.

    Galen held tough for such a long time, and looked good until they got off the track. Started to close in the last miles for Silver, too.

    Tough, tough, tough race. That humidity was brutal.
    Admittedly a cherry-picked stat, but the US was the only country to place two of the top six.

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  • Spartanforlife4
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    USA has mountain biking right now.

    The course looks to be built on a dump or they did a slash and burn to this hill. Parts of the course are so bad bikers are running their bikes up the hill because they can't get the traction to ride.

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  • Stauber1
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    I am currently in Belgrade - this city is PUMPED for the basketball final.
    Easily the 2nd biggest sport here after soccer. Their women's bball team is the only women's team in any sport to garner even the remotest of interest.

    That being said, my friend that I am staying with figures he could loan 100,000 euros from shady sources to bet against Serbia, and make an easy 17,000 after paying the 1-day interest.

    His wife doesn't seem to think that's a very good plan, though.

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  • alfablue
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    Originally posted by CLS View Post
    Bronze in the marathon!
    AND 6th! That is a very big deal! Ward finished much stronger than I thought he would, too.

    Galen held tough for such a long time, and looked good until they got off the track. Started to close in the last miles for Silver, too.

    Tough, tough, tough race. That humidity was brutal.

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  • CLS
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    Bronze in the marathon!

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  • CLS
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    Men's marathon being run in 94% humidity.

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  • leswp1
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    5K was insane. Before the end of the race I was texting lil les saying I had the over under for challenges and d/qs. Legat goes from 6th to Bronze back to 5th? after the 2nd place American was beat up, shoved around and then d/q only to be reinstated. Nuts. Meanwhile..... MO dominant. The dude looked like he was on a training run while everyone out there was working. Last 800 split 1:50.

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  • CLS
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    Originally posted by Jimjamesak View Post
    This has been like a bizarro world Olympics (except for swimming). US struggling in events they normally do well in but winning in events they normally struggle.

    Plus Getmany lost in penalties. Definitely bizarro world.
    Plus zero Kenyans qualified for the finals of the 5k.

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  • Jimjamesak
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    Originally posted by alfablue View Post
    caught the end of the 1500- two good outcomes- US wins it, and Nick Willis get's third- Nick still lives here in Ann Arbor, and we met him prior to an Dexter-Ann Arbor half marathon. Great guy!
    This has been like a bizarro world Olympics (except for swimming). US struggling in events they normally do well in but winning in events they normally struggle.

    Plus Getmany lost in penalties. Definitely bizarro world.

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