Even after the Jamaican's unprecedented gold-medal sweep of the 100 meters, 200 meters and 400-meter relay in back-to-back Olympics, Rogge had suggested Bolt's career could be judged only when it was over.
But on Sunday, Rogge said: "Usain Bolt is an active-performance legend, he's an icon, he's the best sprinter of all times."
The American's time of 2 hours, 11 minutes, 6 seconds was more than three minutes behind winner Stephen Kiprotich of Uganda. Kiprotich won in 2:08:01, giving the country its first gold medal in track and field in 40 years.
Keflezighi was the only U.S. runner to finish.
Kenyans finished second and third, with
Varner trains under 2004 Olympic gold medalist Cael Sanderson at the Nittany Lion Wrestling Club in State College, Pa.
"It's awesome to be coached by a guy like that," Varner said. "I owe him a lot. It means a lot to have him here with me."
Sanderson said one of Varner's winning traits is that he doesn't get too high or too low.
"That's one of the reasons he's so good," Sanderson said. "He has great composure. He's the man."
Men's volleyball: Russia came back from the brink to snatch the gold from No. 1-ranked Brazil.
By the time Dmitriy Muserskiy's final spike has given the Russians a 3-2 victory, they had come back from two sets down and saved two match points.
"I am just ecstatic," Muserskiy said. "The team put their trust in me, and it was last-chance saloon."
The final score was 19-25, 20-25, 29-27, 25-22, 15-9.
Modern pentathlon: It's not quite the fraction of a second that separates medalists from also-rans in other sports, but in modern pentathlon, in which scores run into four digits, U.S. competitor Margaux Isaksen missed out on a bronze by a mere eight points.
The women's pentathlon, the final competition of the the
The other U.S. competitor,
Tribune Olympic Bureau contributed
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