Posted by: Run For Life | 11 August, 2008

HOLY FRICKIN’….Men’s 4×100 Relay

Excuse me, world, but did you SEE this race yesterday?! UNBELIEVABLE. I was jumping up and down and screaming at the television. (I’m sure the neighbours loved that) Talk about INTENSE!!!! Jason Lezak sure anchored like no other with a WR of 46.06!!! That’s on top of the first leg where Australia’s Sullivan had broken the WR swimming in 47.24. All the men on the US team had fabulous swims and that teamwork was incredible – they collectively pulled off a 3:08.24.

Just in case you don’t know, the top FIVE teams (USA/FRA/AUS/ITA/SWE) broke the previous world record for the race (3:12.23 – set in the qualifiers..before that it was 3:12.46 at the Pan-Pacific games). That is just INSANE!!! Canada came in sixth with a very respectable 3:12.26.

AMAZING!!!!

Here’s a video if you weren’t fortunate enough to watch it live:

This just reiterates that the Olympics are totally worth messing up my sleep schedule.

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Responses

  1. Yes, that was beyond cool!

  2. Yes…yes…yes. Totally awesome! So intense.


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