Olympic Round-Up: "The Greatest Day in British Athletic History"

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Today our round-up is DRIPPING WITH BRITISH, since the host country had a truly phenomenal day.

To kick things off, Women's Pursuit just kept breaking their own records all the way to a gold. Paul McCartney was there to lead a spontaneous rendition of 'Hey Jude'. Feels were had. Team GB won gold in men's coxless four and women's double sculls (both are rowing events, for the record).

The good times kept on rolling when Heptathalon gold was won by Olympic poster girl Jessica Ennis. She concluded an untouchable heptathalon with a thrilling 800 meter sprint, ending 327 point ahead of World Champion Tatyana Chernova of Russia.

Greg Rutherford's long jump success seemed in part to be him feeding off of the commotion in the stadium over Ennis. Although not expected to place, Rutherford jumped 8.31m, winning Great Britain's first long jump gold since 1964.

But the big news of tonight came from long-distance runner Mo Farah in the men's 10,000 meter run. The Somalian-born runner kept a casual pace until the very end, upsetting defending champion and world-record holder Kenenisa Bekele in a hat-trick no one could have predicted, finishing with a time of 27 minutes 30.42 seconds. And just in case that isn't ENOUGH feels for you, Mo's American training partner Galen Rupp took second place. HURRAY FOR INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP!

Today has been unofficially dubbed 'Super Saturday', as it is the most winning day in British Olympic History since 1908. TEAM GB IS NOW THIRD IN THE OFFICIAL MEDAL COUNT.

Michael Phelps Ends His Career in Style

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Michael Phelps Ends His Career in Style
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Michael Phelps' last race wasn't so much of a race as it was a formality—the end to the greatest swimming career of all time.

Phelps' big finish was swimming his signature stroke—the butterfly—during the 4x100 meter relay. The men's team swam away with gold, and Phelps cinched his final prize. Michael Phelps now retires with twice as many gold medals as any other Olympian, and 22 medals total.

After swimming, he stepped out of the pool smiling, obviously at peace with his decision to retire on top. A fitting end to a truly incredible athelete.

Where Were You When Mo Farah Made History?

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Where Were You When Mo Farah Made History?
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Every Olympiad brings us moments that we'll never forget. In 2004, it was Moroccan distance running legend Hicham El Guerrouj taking gold in the 1500m and the 5k in races where he unseated Bernard Lagat and Kenenisa Bekele in their respective events.

In Beijing it was Michael Phelps' unforgettable performance in which he set seven world records in eight races.

The memorable moment of London 2012 may very well be the moment that British distance runner Mo Farah crossed the finish line in the 10k, followed by American Galen Rupp.

Let's put this race in some context. The last time an athlete representing a country not in Africa has medaled in the Olympic 10k was 1988 in Seoul. The last time an athlete not representing an African country has won the event? 1984 in Los Angeles. The last time an American has medaled in the 10k? 1964 in Tokyo.

But all this pales in comparison to the most significant bit of history that was made today. When, you ask, was the last time a British athlete won the gold medal in the Olympic 10k? Never.

Mo Farah ran a race today that you will always remember. You'll remember where you were, what you were doing, and just how excited you got when Farah started to inch away from the field in the final 100 meters.

You'll remember the look of sheer jubilation that crossed his face when he took a peek behind to see his training partner Galen Rupp grinning from ear-to-ear. You'll remember Farah's daughter sprinting across the infield to her Olympic champion father, and you'll (unfortunately) remember the horrifying giant golden Wenlock plush that was gifted to her.

Most of all you'll remember the roar of the British crowd as Farah tore down the homestretch. In a race stacked with a world record holder, and some of the fastest distance runners the rest of the world had to offer, Mo Farah made history. Don't you forget it.

Historic Photo Finish in Women's Triathlon

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Historic Photo Finish in Women's Triathlon
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Both Nicola Spirig of Switzerland and Lisa Norden of Sweden crossed the Triathlon finish line with a time of 1 hour, 59 minutes and 48 seconds this morning, but the gold went to Spirig in a true-blue photo-finish.

In a thrilling sprint to the finish, these two ladies delivered a truly unique finish to one of the Olympics' most grueling events. The judges examined the evidence and determined that Spirig was ahead of Norden by 15 centimeters.

Two seconds behind them was Erin Densham of Australia, who had been in the lead pack with the two winners until the last 200 meters of the race. In an interview, Spirig had this to say about the race:

"I had a feeling but I wasn't really sure," the 30-year-old Spirig said when asked if she knew she had won the gold medal. "I really needed an official to tell me. It took a few minutes and those minutes were really hard."