Algerian 800m Runner Loses Race After Celebrating Too Early

At less than two minutes, the 800 meters is not an especially long race. That didn't keep Algerian star Taoufik Makhloufi from cruising the last few strides at yesterday's Diamond League competition in Shanghai, waving his arms and wagging his tongue in victory. That premature celebration cost him the race—and the… »5/19/14 9:15am5/19/14 9:15am


That Runner Who Got Kicked Out Of The Olympics For Tanking Just Won The Race He Actually Cared About

Yesterday we brought you the story of Taoufik Makhloufi of Algeria, who tanked out of his qualifying heat in the 800m in order to conserve his energy for the 1500m final, a stunt that got him kicked out of the Olympics altogether. Makhloufi was later reinstated when he obtained a doctor's note claiming that his… »8/07/12 5:20pm8/07/12 5:20pm