See Usain Bolt’s electrifying 200-meter win at world championships

For The Win

In Sunday’s 100-meter final at the world track and field championships, American Justin Gatlin had a slight stumble at the 80-meter mark, giving Usain Bolt the slight window he needed to cross the line ahead of him by just .01 seconds. Gatlin’s challenge seemed to portend a tight 200 with Bolt, the world-record holder and a man who hasn’t lost the race in the last five worlds or the Olympics.

“Seemed” was the operative word. Though Gatlin got off to a quick start on Thursday night in Beijing and looked like he might challenge Bolt off the turn, the Jamaican hit his stride at the top of the homestretch, leaving Gatlin in so much dust that he was able to shut down at about the 160-meter mark and jog across the finish line in 19.55. It was another stunning performance for the most electrifying athlete in the world.

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American runner loses bronze medal after celebrating too early

For The Win

An American distance runner lost a bronze medal after one of those all-too-common cringeworthy moments in track events: She celebrated too early.

Molly Huddle lost to fellow American Emily Infeld in the 10,000 meter race at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing on Monday — a moment she told Universal Sports (via NBC Sports) was “painful to watch.”

From NBC Sports:

“Emily slipped on the inside as I eased up a little bit. She had this once-in-a-lifetime moment. I feel like it kind of slipped through my fingers. … The Olympics are typically a hard race, not a tactical one, so this probably won’t ever come around again.”

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Huddle joins a long list of runners who have celebrated their wins…

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Cleveland Minister Shocked by New Year’s Revelry

YesterYear Once More

Image from The Rabbit Hole USA.

REVELRY SHOCKS HIM.

Cleveland Minister Sees New Year In At Cafes.

Cleveland, Jan. 1 —

“I am shocked. The faces of women drinkers look like masks.” The Rev. George Hugh Birney, pastor of Euclid Avenue Methodist Church, so declared today after a personal observation tour of New Year revelries in Cleveland cafes and grill rooms.

In one cafe a young girl bounced a toy balloon off the head of the Rev. Mr. Birney. He declined to buy her a drink.

“Her feet were too far under the table,” he explained.

The clergyman joined in singing “It’s a Long Way To Tipperary” and “Auld Lang Syne” in another cafe. His voice mingled with those who had celebrated all evening.

“It was an orgy,” he said after the tour. “I shall tell my parishioners all about.”

The Frederick Post (Frederick, Maryland) Jan 2, 1915

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Reading on the Regular

The Daily Post

With 2015 on its way, some of you might have blogging goals for the new year:

I want to publish a post every day.

I want to launch a blog with a few of my favorite bloggers.

I want to take my writing to the next level.

I want to make my mark on the internet — in a way that only I can.

This year, I was especially inspired by ongoing and serial projects, like Leah Reich’s A Year of Wednesdays collection, Ann Morgan’s A Year of Reading the World book list, and Andrea Badgley’s Andrea Reads America blog.

One essay a week, every Wednesday, for a year.

Leah Reich writes about culture, technology, relationships, and more. In her Medium collection, A Year of Wednesdays, she has published an essay every Wednesday this year. What I love the most is that these musings are quite short — two…

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