Olympics 2012: Farah and Rupp Wow the Olympic Stadium in the 10,000 Meter

The men's 10,000 meter race was one to behold. Their strategy was different from the women's race, which went out fast from beginning to end. The men were biding their time waiting for someone to make the first move. They remained in a pack, however, for 24 of the 25 laps.

There was a hub of African runners at the front of the pack, with the exception of Galen Rupp who stood out clearly in the crowd. Even Great Britain's Mohamed Farah blended right in. Farah is the reigning world champion in both the 5,000 and 10,000 meter distances, but this is his first finals Olympic appearance, as he did not make the 5,000 meter finals in the Beijing Games. Rupp was 13th in the 2008 Olympics in this event, but now owns the American record for it.



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