The Olympic 10,000 meters was eyeballs out, hands down the fastest, deepest women’s 25-lap race I have ever seen. But instead of cheers, before the race was even over, half of the commentariat lit up with shouts of “Dirty!”
By any standard, it was warm in Eugene, Oregon on July 2, game-changingly so for the 24 women who shook their legs and jumped at the start of the Olympic Track Trials 10,000 meters.
It was a banner day for the Brits at Olympic Stadium Saturday, as Great Britain athletes claimed gold in heptathlon, men's long jump, and the men's 10,000 meters. It's that 10K gold that has Team GBR so fired up, as the Beeb's announcers are so happy to show you in this clip.