Recent London 2012 News
Kristin Armstrong’s journey to a second consecutive cycling time-trial title wasn’t easy, but in the end, it turned out beautifully. Following her triumph in Beijing, Armstrong was at a transition point in her life. She was ready to start a family, which she did shortly after. Her son Lucas was born in 2010, which added a new commitment (and excitement) in her life. While she was overjoyed at the birth of her son, she knew she had to resume the long, grueling hours of training for the cycling season. It was evident Wednesday when she crossed the line in London faster than any other female competitor, that Armstrong had done the work, despite the newly experienced long hours of motherhood. It couldn’t have been any sweeter than when young Lucas accompanied her during her victory celebration in London for all to see. The now 38 year-old Armstrong, who normally hides her emotions well, was noticeably overjoyed as her life came full circle.
Great Britain’s Men’s Eight Rowing Team had their sights set on the seemingly unbeatable German team throughout the week. But it was Canada who’d rain even more on their parade in the Final on Wednesday. “An unreal race, we were so stoked,” Canada’s Doug Csima said. “We executed our plan exactly and it was a great feeling rowing through the British in the last 250 metres. We’re happy.” With Germany ultimately taking the victory, the charging Canadians passed up the Summer Games hosts, who were a mere second behind the leaders at one point. The North American team ended 1.2 seconds in front of the Brits – finishing in 5:49.98.
Two years ago – when the Summer Games were a faint thought in the minds of most – Oakley Performance Sports Director Cuan Peterson was already beginning to sketch plans for the largest, most elaborate Oakley Safehouse in the brand’s history.