By now, every long distance running web site has these results as old news last week. You can read a full recap of both races here.
So what are the 2 lessons from these races?
Simply put, never give up and never showboat until the race is over.
I’m not a big fan when athletes celebrate or wave to the crowd before the finish line.
Afterwards, sure, a victory lap and carrying your national flag is fine, but please don’t wear it as a turban, or, even worse, let the flag touch the ground!
USA Brian Lewis’ post Athens 2000 Olympics 4x100m relay Gold medal celebration. Photo source: www.abc.net.au