Racewalking is totally an Olympic event. You can make fun of it all you want, but you try not-jogging/not-walking for 20 kilometers sometime and tell me how that goes for you. On Saturday, during the gold medal finals of the men's 20km racewalk, things didn't go so well for a certain Russian competitor. He may have been overcome by the vapors.
Everything seems to be going just fine for the Russian racewalker -- whom is almost certainly named Racewalky McGee -- until whoop! Got a little swerve here. Whups whoops gonna faint. Down goes me.
He most likely fainted after he caught sight of David Beckham in the crowd. Does it every time.
Probably a pretty fun little conversation at the barricade after this one, I'm thinking.
"Just, ah. Whew, just gotta ... gotta catch m'breath here! Ahem! Whew! What a racewalk, eh guys? You uh ... you having a good time? Are you enjoying the shrimp?"
But the good news for this Olympic athlete is that the sponsorships are sure to come pouring in after this. "Shoulda had a V8," "Hungry? Grab a Snickers," etc. And of course:
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