It seems strange to think of a quote by a famous baseball coach when you’re watching the final day of Track and Field, but that’s exactly what it felt like as we watched Mo Farah repeat his previous Saturday’s performance, but this time over half the distance.
Mo Farah shows his delight on completing the long distance double.
Mo’s second Gold was described afterwards by Seb Coe as being of “an extraordinary magnitude.” He told BBC radio: “The real challenge of doing the double is not actually the physicality of going through rounds and races, it’s those three to four days between having won an Olympic title and then deciding it’s still important enough in your life to come back on to the track and do it all over again.”
It doesn’t happen very often in this modern life, but occasionally something takes place that just makes words redundant. Day Eight of London 2012, in particular the evening session in the Stadium, was one such circumstance. It was billed as Super Saturday and, for once, that billing was an understatement. In all seven medals, six of them Gold, were won by Team GB – three of those Golds coming late in the day, in less than an hour of the most sensational session of athletics this country has ever experienced.
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It was one of those “do you remember where you were…” moments. In the years to come, countless millions will, no doubt, claim they were there on the night and, with the miracles of HDTV and surround sound, in a way we all were. Continue Reading