Aug 10 2012

Just Keep Moving Forward

US runner breaks leg, finishes. The Journal Gazette

Manteo Mitchell felt the pop in his leg and knew it wasn’t good. “It felt like somebody literally just snapped my leg in half,” he said.

The American sprinter had half a lap to go in the first leg of the 1,600-meter relay preliminaries Thursday and a choice to make: keep running or stop and lose the race. To him, it was never much of a choice.

He finished the lap and limped to the side to watch the Americans finish the race and qualify easily for the final. A few hours later, doctors confirmed what he suspected: He had run the last 200 meters with a broken left fibula.

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Aug 10 2012

National S'mores Day

Happy National S'mores Day: 17 Gooey Marshmallow Desserts. abc News 

Isn't everything better with bacon? Gaijin Noodle + Sake House uses bacon covered in chocolate, toasted marshmallows and graham crackers in their popular dessert.

Yum! Celebrate National S'mores Day. abc15

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Aug 09 2012

Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings: Friendship, Gold Medal, Retirement

Misty May-Treanor on Kerri Walsh Jennings: 'I will never leave her side.' TODAY 

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The USA win at beach volleyball Wednesday night at the London Olympics marked the end of a legacy, but not of the enduring friendship between Misty May-Treanor and partner Kerri Walsh Jennings. Still, when the pair stood on the podium to accept the gold together, they knew it was for the last time. May-Treanor, who has played with Walsh Jennings for over a decade, will be retiring.

It was the third time May-Treanor and Walsh Jennings stood side-by-side to accept gold. The win in London wraps up a Olympic career that has led to a perfect record of 21 wins and no losses, with the pair losing only one set in all of their Olympic competitions. “We played the toughest competition in the world and we’ve withstood every challenge to be hanging out on top,” Walsh Jennings told TODAY's Matt Lauer.  

Even though Wednesday was the last time the world will see the two spike on the sand, their partnership is far from over. May-Treanor, who said she's ready for her next journey, said that “I will never leave [Walsh Jennings’] side." She called her time in London "emotional," but added, "I think we learn so much about everything outside of volleyball.

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