When Americans do pay attention to track and field, the marquee events are always the sprints. For good reason. But on Saturday night, Mo Farah and Galen Rupp might have nudged that interest toward distance races.
How can anyone not root for South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius, who in competing with carbon-fiber prosthetics is proving to the world that anything is impossible, even running in the Olympics without legs.
Matt Grevers won gold in an Olympics-record 52.16 seconds with Nick Thoman taking silver in 52.97. It's the second consecutive Olympics in which the U.S. men have finished first and second in the 100 back.