Tuesday, August 19, 2008

When Athletes Blog - David Oliver Blogs From Beijing

Olympics Day 10 - Athletics
Lenovo sponsored Olympic blogger hits the keyboard.

Some people can run at the highest level and others can blog. David Oliver managed to win his heat of the 110-hurdles and then sprinted to his blog to write about his experience.

Here is what the U.S. Olympic Trials champion had to say about his race, the unfortunate circumstances of Liu Xiang and Terrence Trammell's.

"Before I get to my performance, I would be remiss if I didn't mention the loss of two of the best 110 hurdlers in the history of the event, forced out by injury in the first round.

Once again, it is unfortunate how freak injuries turn what seem like invincible athletes, in to mere mortals. Terrence and Liu were both dealt that bad hand and never got a chance to fulfill their Olympic dream. It is a very hard pill to swallow for me because I believe that in order to be the best, you have to beat the best, heads up, and we will not get to see a such match up here.

The stadium was jam packed! It was very hot on the track as well, it felt like a 20 degree increase in temperature from the warm up track to the stadium. I went out and ran a clean race and won my heat in a time of 13.30, which was good enough for the top performance of the day."
Tomorrow evening David Oliver will run the quarterfinal heat tomorrow evening.

Click here to read David Oliver's full blog from the Olympic Games in Beijing.

By Jay Hicks.


  1. Congratulations David Oliver! BRAVO!!!

  2. Congrats David, get in touch oneuptowngirl@att.net