1. Heartwarming, personal stories of the athletes:
|Pistorios Petitions Olympic Committee for right to run|
2. Athletes putting their heart and soul into their sport:
|You see their wins|
|And you see the loses|
Here are some shots of Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps watching their teammate Nathan Adrian compete in his race before the big Lochte/Phelps showdown. Look at their expressions as they see him coming in to the wall and once they realized their friend just won his first individual Olympic gold medal. I love the feeling of a team coming together supporting each other.
These two marathon runners are pretty well known here in the US. First they competed against each other, then they trained together. How cool is that?
"Goucher says she owes a lot of her fitness gains to Flanagan, who has pushed her to the limit in training. The two have become good friends over the past year.
They ran the first half of Sunday's race side by side. Then Flanagan pulled ahead. While Goucher knew she was no longer in contention, she still had high hopes for her friend. What she didn’t know was that the course had taken its toll on Flanagan too."