Did you see the newest Nike "Find Your Greatness" ad Tuesday night during the women's gymnastics team final? It's one of my favorite ads from Nike in recent memory, which is saying something. Let's watch it together:
The YouTube description reads:
This is Nathan. He is 12 years old. He's from London, Ohio. Greatness is not beyond his reach, nor is it for any of us.
And I think that's why I like it so much. And why I like running, or swimming, or exercising so much. I'll never win a race, or do anything truly noteworthy. But that's not what being "great" is about, right? Beng great is whatever great means to you. Good work, Nike!
Hit the jump for some links about running.
American Chris Solinsky announces he'll be running in Falmouth on August 12.
My first "race" will be the Falmouth Road Race. Very excited to put the OTC singlet on again for 1st time in 13 months.— Chris Solinsky (@ChrisSolinsky) July 31, 2012
"Similar to falling out of a tree and hitting a few branches on the way down." That is the way world record holder Ashton Eaton described the effect of the decathlon, on one's body. Speaking with reporters from the Main Press Center of the Olympic Village today, the 24-year-old American talked at length of the most demanding and fatiguing event of the ten contested over two days: the 1500m.
A listing of American successes in Olympic distance races from 1500 meters and up. Total medals, most recent golds, most recent medal.