With the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games just three days away, it’s time to catch up with some of the top middle-distance and distance Olympians on Twitter as they approach their big day. That’s no easy task, given that they tweet as fast as they run, but here’s a quick roundup from the past few days.
Bernard Lagat (5000m, USA) @Lagat1500
Going for a two-hour walk with family in #Metzingen, Germany. It’s a small and unique city for shopping. Love this place … Google it! (July 24)
Nick Willis (1500m, NZL) @nickwillis
Sooo relaxing here in Spoleto. Almost forgot the Olympics start in three days!
Day in Italy: morning jog, stretch, soak in mountain stream, haircut, lunch (pizza), 2 hr nap, run stretch, massage, dinner.
Everything that is normally a routine, mundane task has just a little more feel of class when done around the culture of Italy … (July 24)
Andrew Wheating (1500m, USA) @AndrewWheating
I've hit my head on so many door frames since being here... what event am I racing again? (July 24)
If I was @MichaelPhelps I’d dive at the finish. #Zing! (July 23)
Ryan Hall (Marathon, USA) @ryanhall3
Rain on day off … perfect! (July 23)
So bummed to learn that Flagstaff has poison oak. I feel like a poison oak magnet. Going to be an itchy night! (July 22)
I’m totally buying this for my trip to London!
Lisa Uhl (10,000m, USA) @lisa_uhl
Off to Europe today for the start of my journey to @LO2012! Testing the blogging waters on this trip. (July 23)
Paula Radcliffe (Marathon, GBR) @paulajradcliffe
World 1500m leader Alaoui Selsouli (MAR) will miss Olympics as she’s tested positive at Paris DL. Good riddance! (July 23)
Shalane Flanagan (Marathon, USA) @ShalaneFlanagan
Two weeks from today I hope to give justice to all the training I have put it and show how much I appreciate everyone’s support. (July 22)
Meb Keflezighi (Marathon, USA) @runmeb
An autographed copy of my book sold for $1200 at the Eastern Sierra Land Trust auction. Thx to @BillWalton for setting a high initial bid. (July 22)
Amy Hastings (10,000m, USA) @HastyHastings
Thanks @wyntonmarsalis for the beautiful concert in Birmingham. I am a fan for life and completely in love with Jazz! (July 22)
Mo Farah (5000m and 10,000m, GBR) @Mo_Farah
Happy Birthday Rhi Rhi!!! Sorry I can’t be there with you!! 7 today!! Big girl now!!! Shabba (July 22)
Desiree Davila (Marathon, USA) #des_davila
Insult to injury—Clint put Toddlers and Tiaras on TV, 2 miles into my 12 on AlterG. Left the remote JUST out of reach. Love the humor.
“Our races are to our sport what Wimbledon and the Australian, U.S., and French Opens are to tennis, and what the Masters, U.S., and British Opens and PGA Championship are to golf. Each race has the history, the tradition, the honor roll of legendary champions, and a special place in the eyes of all to make them stand apart from the other events.” Mary Wittenberg