My God, this Olympics business takes forever.
We've had more than a week of competition and guess what: most of the people competing have lost. Even the silver medalists are still just first place losers. Usually the races are so close that the runners up might still be able to feel good about themselves, but every once in a while a special race comes along that really must crush the spirits of those who didn't come in first.
I am, of course, talking about the seemingly effortless victory of Usain Bolt. Let's review the facts: his name is Bolt, he won by a lot even though his last few strides had to share their energy with a true winner's preemptive celebration, oh, and his shoe was untied.
What's that Olympic saying again? It's not the triumph, but the struggle?
Not for Mr. Bolt.