Thursday, August 30, 2007

more world track championships

I’ve gained a new appreciation for the steeplechase. It looks like a really difficult event. I’m amazed at how fluid and strong and agile those runners are. Even after a few kilometers they still looked like waves of antelope bounding over the 3-foot(?) high barrier hurdles. (At the end of one of my runs, I often have trouble just clearing the 8–inch curb to get up onto the sidewalk again after crossing the street. I just know that one of these days I’m going to catch my toe on that curb and face plant.) And, they do the whole thing with wet shoes, due to the water crossings. Good show.

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