Did any of you get a chance to see it? A few of my thoughts:
- It seems like Stadler and McCormack really don't like each other. They'll play nicey-nice for the cameras like their sponsors would expect them to, but deep down, they don't really like each other.
- That Christy Worthington (is that her name?) really came out of nowhere. And on a very hot day, she ran the 2nd fastest woman's marathon leg ever. In describing her athletic background, she said that working and traveling made her put on a little weight and she started running to take the weight off. Interesting that she had so much latent talent but didn't discover it until relatively late in life (I think Paula Newby Fraser's story is similar). She's kinda cute and has a nice smile. She's not super cute (like Desiree Ficker), but she's good-looking enough for her to be a sponsor's dream.
- Good for McCormack - he's worked so hard at it, and based on interviews from this year as well as prior years, he really, really wanted it. Nice to see hard work rewarded.
- It was odd to see so many of the women's favorites get taken out for one reason or another.
- What is with that getup that Sinballe was wearing? He said it was supposed to be better at cooling him because of the evaporation. If that's the case, why don't all of the top athletes wear something like this? It seems like an interesting idea in theory, but wouldn't the shirt become water-logged and then form a layer of warm water draped ontop the skin? I'm skeptical that it works the way he says it does, but who knows.
- Did you see the guy consoling the woman who missed the bike cutoff by 4 seconds? I can understand why that woman was in tears, but did that official really have to be so touchy/huggy with her? You're supposed to be an official - try to keep a sense of decorum! Hugging her was kind of creepy.
Did you see the coverage? What did you think?