Tag Archives: Carole Rouillard

My 10,000m final at the 1988 Olympics

Race day I woke up on the morning of September 30th with a raw sore throat. I had a virus—that explained why I had felt so sluggish for two days. Instantly I was plunged into despair. Had all my hard … Continue reading

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My Olympic 10,000m semifinal: Olympic Training Log Sept 24-Sept 29

The Women’s 10,000m Semifinal September 26, 1988 On day 4 of Athletics competition, my race day finally arrived. In 1988 both men and women had to run a 10,000m semifinal, unlike at London 2012 when the 10,000m was run as a straight … Continue reading

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Good websites for the London Olympics + Olympic Trials 1988

Olympic Links This week and next week are all about the 2012 London Olympics, so I’ll let my 1988 Olympic Training Log fade out into the irrelevance of long ago. I’ll return to its stories in more detail after the … Continue reading

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The Women’s 10,000m: Comparing 1988 to 2012

History of the women’s 10,000m track race I was lucky to have matured as a runner just a few years before the 10,000m track race became an official event for women. Prior to 1986, I competed nationally (and a few times … Continue reading

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