For elite-level runners, competing in the Olympics, it doesn’t get much better than standing on a podium with a gold medal round the neck; watching as your country’s flag goes up the pole, and your national anthem blares out loud and proud. Many ahletes will be dreaming about nothing but this between now and the beginning of Rio 2016.
Team GB At The Olympics: Who Will Be Representing Great Britain In The Marathon And 50km Walk At The Rio 2016 Games?
This summer will see runners from all over the world descend on Rio De Janeiro, in Brazil, to pit themselves against one another in a bid to be Olympic Champion. A handful of these athletes will finish the 2016 Olympics with smiles etched upon their faces, and medals in their hands, while countless others will leave empty handed and with disappointment in their hearts.
Running In The Olympics: An Essential Guide To The Rio 2016 Running Events, Their Distances, And The History Behind Them
In a bid to separate the true contenders from the also-rans, we’ve put together this handy guide to the Rio 2016 runners who have a genuine chance of Olympic glory in the men’s 10,000m and 5,000m this summer. We’ll also be discussing the British challenge (Mo Farah), and assessing his chances of adding to his impressive Olympic medal collection in Brazil.
Rio 2016 Olympic Stadium: Guide To The Estádio Olímpico João Havelange And A Schedule For The Track-Based Running Events