Sie sind vermutlich noch nicht im Forum angemeldet - Klicken Sie hier um sich kostenlos anzumelden  
Sie können sich hier anmelden
Dieses Thema hat 0 Antworten
und wurde 158 mal aufgerufen
jj009 Offline

Beiträge: 4.373

25.08.2018 11:10
. -- The final two spots in NASCARs title deciding race will be decided at Phoenix International Raceway. Kevin Harvick has won Antworten

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Youre not working hard enough, Alistair Brownlee yelled at another rider in the 10-man leading pack that had split the field on the triathlon cycle.He wanted more from them despite the punishing pace at Forte de Copacabana, and it was typical of the aggressive racing style he shares with brother Jonny which made them Olympic champion and silver medallist on Thursday.The Brownlees were trying to wring every lost drop of strength and stamina from the group as they wheeled towards the crucial third, and final, 10km running leg of the race, all 10 taking it in turn to alternate between slipstreaming and pushing the pace.The British brothers back themselves to go harder and for longer than anyone else, to obliterate a fatigued field. They are relentless and singled-minded in their pursuit of creating those circumstances in races too; Alistair, the first man to defend an Olympic triathlon title, said he would have preferred the cycle course to have been a lot harder.I know what to look for when people are hurting, he said, and the brothers competitive nature is such that in a different environment it might sound mean.Theres no sibling sympathy, either. They work together in races and had built a gap between them and the third-placed Frenchman Vincent Luis here on the first lap of the running course. Then, Alistair made his move to attack his brother.I started pushing it on, the 28-year-old said. Jonny said relax and I just thought: if hes telling me to relax hes probably finding this quite hard. So I pushed it on a little bit more.Ask anyone who has worked with or competed against the Brownlees and they will tell you how hard-working and focused they are. The more healthy suffering they can experience, the better, it seems.I have been through hell this year, Alistair said. Every day has been so hard. I have woken up in pain every day.I had ankle surgery not even 12 months ago, at the back end of August last year. I didnt really run pain free until the new year. I am not one to question whether I can do it, but I did.I put on quite a lot of weight. But once you start training, training is what I love. Those sessions have been harder than races: a few times a week absolutely killing myself, going to bed not being able to sleep because my legs hurt so much, getting up in the morning and not being able to walk because my ankles were so stiff.Its been like that for the last six months with a few bumps and injuries along the way. Thats all of it, but the training is what I love doing. Killing myself to finish a session.It sounds kind of masochistic but thats pretty much par for the course for an endurance athlete. Jonny was on crutches around the same time Alistair had ankle surgery, recovering from a foot stress fracture, and the pair have pushed each other through the pain barrier and back to peak fitness.The mental strength which they have in spades is at least as important as physical ability and, in that respect, they are lucky to have each other.It has to relieve the pressure to have your brother out there with you in training and races -- even if, in Jonnys case, he is usually coming off second best when it counts.There havent been that many siblings as talented as the Brownlees and they are the first brothers to finish first and second at an Olympics since Italians Piero and Raimondo DInzeo in equestrian in 1960; the first British brothers to do so.You can always get a first if you look hard enough, said 26-year-old Jonny, towards the end of a Games which has been overflowing with British landmark moments. But that is a good first and I am very proud of that.Its very special to race next to your brother and Im very fortunate to do that.The result of their strength and synergy was obvious on Thursday, and their podium positions never really seemed in doubt. Even though neither was the fastest on any of the three legs, they were near the front throughout and the combined effort -- and the tactics which sapped their rivals energy -- meant they were a long way ahead at the end.Alistair won in 1 hour, 45 minutes, 1 second, and Jonnys time was only 6 seconds behind, although his older brother had slowed to a walk near the finish line, waiting a little for him and celebrating with a Union Flag and a Yorkshire flag, their English county.Alistair was determined to drink in the moment, not least because of the contrast to London four years ago when his win felt more like relief because of the pressure to perform in a home Games. If you cant enjoy having that gap in the Olympic Games, coming down that finishing straight, I dont know what you can enjoy, he said after finishing 42 seconds ahead of third-placed Henri Schoeman, even with the dallying at the line.The Brownlees collapsed and hugged each other on the other side of the finish here and, as Jonny -- a bronze medallist four years ago -- admitted, hes not an emotional racer.The one-two was what they had hoped for in London but, with 2012 silver medallist Javier Gomez absent through injury this time, it was what they had looked forward to here.How their racing and training partnership, and post-race jubilation, can be reconciled with their individual competitive instincts, however, is hard to fathom.Jonny insisted he feels no jealousy, although he admitted that the green-eyed monster might haunt him if he gets to the twilight of his career and a golden victory over his brother has still eluded him.But even the Brownlees dont know really why their sibling rivalry works, no matter how many times they are asked. Weve never had a great answer to it, he said. Its been going on since we were three years old. Competing at football, table tennis, running round the garden, weve always done it.Im used to getting beat by Alistair but Ive gone better than last time in London when I got the bronze. Ive actually been training a bit better than him and if it had come down to a sprint, I could win. Maybe in four years, hell be older, slower and greyer.The question more is whether the older Brownlee will be fit. In 2012, before his ankle issue, he struggled with an Achilles injury and he has had to work daily on the conditioning for that ever since.Triathlon is what I love, Alistair said. I want to have a go at Ironman at some point and I will be doing some sort of sport. But it has always been about the Olympics for me. I remember watching it in Atlanta when I was eight and the triathlon debut at Sydney when I was 12.The Olympics is the big thing and I think it would be hard for me not to be in Tokyo.Those close to Alistair Brownlee say that once he sets his mind on something, nothing can make him deviate. So, Tokyo it is, then -- and more history as the three-time champion, perhaps. It would take someone seriously special to beat him. Authentic Nike Juvenate Shoes . Aaron Harrison scored a 22 points for Kentucky (6-1), which has won four in a row following a Nov. 12 loss to current No. 1 Michigan State. Julius Randle overcame a scoreless first half and added his sixth double-double in as many games with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Cheap Nike Juvenate Running Shoes . The Canadian squad, skipped by Jennifer Jones of Winnipeg, got on the board first with two in the second end, and followed that with two more apiece in the fourth and sixth ends. .com) - The Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks both take aim at their first wins of the season on Saturday, as the Canucks open their home slate at Rogers Arena. Wholesale Nike Juvenate Authentic . The FA rejected Wilsheres appeal that the length of his punishment was "clearly excessive" and said Thursday his suspension begins with immediate effect. He will miss league matches against Chelsea on Monday and West Ham on Dec. Wholesale Nike Juvenate Shoes . The Cleveland Indians, Tampa Bay Rays, and Texas Rangers all won on Sunday meaning the Rangers will host the Rays in a play-in game on Monday. Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Sunday. A full Sports Digest will be sent by about 3 p.m. All times EST:- After several weeks of stability, The Associated Press college football poll undergoes a major makeover after a Saturday full of upsets. Poll released at 2 p.m.- CLEMSON, S.C. -- No. 3 Clemson brushed off talk all season that things werent the same as a year ago, coming up with reasons why the blowouts of last year were all coming down to the end this season. Theres no washing over the mistakes that led to the Tigers fall from the College Football Playoff picture after a surprising loss to Pittsburgh.- LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Despite struggling again to get past another heavy ACC underdog, No. 5 Louisville rallied to rout Wake Forest and waits to see if it merits playoff consideration with upset losses by three top-four teams.- FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Seahawks (5-2-1) and Patriots (7-1) meet for the first time since New Englands dramatic Super Bowl 49 victory. The Patriots are coming off a bye, while the Seahawks are playing on a short week following their narrow win over Buffalo.dddddddddddd- PITTSBURGH -- The Dallas Cowboys take their seven-game winning streak to Pittsburgh, where the Steelers (4-4) try to snap a three-game skid. Game starts 4:25 p.m.- CHARLOTTE. N.C. -- Alex Smith and the Kansas City Chiefs look to make it five straight wins when they visit the Panthers. Carolina has won two straight behind the play of an improved defense. Game starts 1 p.m.- AVONDALE, Ariz. -- The final two spots in NASCARs title deciding race will be decided at Phoenix International Raceway. Kevin Harvick has won six of the last eight races at Phoenix. Race starts 2:30 p.m.- Top 25 mens basketball games: No. 2 Kentucky vs. Canisius (6 p.m.); No. 6 North Carolina vs. Chattanooga (4 p.m.); No. 16 UCLA vs. CS Northridge (9 p.m.).- Top 10 womens basketball games: No. 5 Louisville vs. Belmont (2 p.m.); No. 6 Maryland vs. UMass-Lowell (1 p.m.).- PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico -- Gary Woodland tries to hold onto the lead in the PGA Tours OHL Classic at Mayakoba. Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys cheap jerseys Cheap Jersyes Cheap Basketball Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys cheap jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '

Xobor Erstelle ein eigenes Forum mit Xobor