Friday, June 19, 2015

1976 Montreal Olympics 5000m Final lap

I saw that a video of the final lap of the 5000m race at the Montreal Olympics was recently uploaded onto Youtube here. I haven't seen this maybe since the Olympics itself and it is a wonderful final lap. We all should know that Finland's Lasse Viren won this race as part of his repeat double wins at the 5000/10000m distances. But what a race for the other medals!

You can see a longer version of the race here with non English commentary.

You can find commentary and reflectionsby New Zealand runners Rod Dixon and Dick Quax as they describe their experience in the race here. Lasse Viren also contributes his commentary. This was excellent to watch! Sorry, but two of these video cannot be embedded so follow the links.

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