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The 2016 Rio Olympic Games was one for the ages for Team USA. Historic “first” medals, American and Olympic records and a deluge of newfound medals in the middle- and long-distance events marked a dominating U.S. performance.
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -- 2012 Olympic 10,000m silver medalist Galen Rupp (Portland, Oregon) went the distance at the Rio Olympic Games, winning bronze in the men’s marathon to become just the fifth American man to medal in the marathon this century. Rupp, who finished fifth last week in the 10,000m final, coasted through the closing steps of the Sambódromo to finish his second career marathon in 2:10:05.
RIO DE JANEIRO – An old rhyme indicates that on her wedding day, for good luck a bride should wear “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.”
Athlete Quotes - Olympics, Day 9
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -- A continuation of Team USA’s stunning distance success teamed with traditional relay dominance Saturday night at Olympic Stadium as Matthew Centrowitz and the 4x400m relays won from the front. Paul Chelimo of the U.S. Army, meanwhile, won a silver medal in the 5000m, briefly lost it, then had it restored. By the end of the night, Team USA had pushed its medal total to 31, and Allyson Felix earned her ninth, tying her as the most-decorated female track athlete in Olympic history.
INDIANAPOLIS -- U.S. Olympic Team captain, Michelle Carter, is the first USATF Athlete of the Week of the Olympic Games, earning the honor after her gold medal performance in the women’s shot put.
Athlete Quotes - Olympics, Day 8
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -- The U.S. women’s 4x100m relay turned an unprecedented opportunity into unprecedented success Friday evening, running the second-fastest time in history from lane one to demolish all challengers in 41.01. With the relay win, Allyson Felix became the first woman in Olympic track and field history with five gold medals; Tianna Bartoletta won her second gold of these Games; and Tori Bowie hit for the cycle to complete a gold, silver and bronze medal collection. Team USA’s medal tally thus far in Rio stands at 27.
Athlete Quotes - Olympics, Day 7
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -- An almost perfect race gave Kerron Clement (La Porte, Texas) his first Olympic 400m hurdles gold, while the 4x100m relays, women’s high jump and men’s shot put qualifying kicked off the action Thursday morning at Olympic Stadium.
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