The 4 Greatest Running Rivalries of All-Time
Our favorite titanic throw downs from the last half century include two Mile pairings
By Martin Fritz Huber, Outside Magazine
You don’t have to be a ruthless Darwinist or Wall Street trader to appreciate the benefits of competition. In sports, when the best athletes go head-to-head on a very public stage, it’s possible to enjoy athletic brilliance at its finest. (For a case in point, check out the ’08 Wimbledon final between Federer and Nadal.)
There will be will be plenty on display at the IAAF World Championships in Athletics later this month. As we look forward to matchups like the much-hyped showdown between Usain Bolt and a resurgent Justin Gatlin (may it be as close as this race) in Beijing, here’s a look back at some of the rivalries that have defined distance running over the years.
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