14th August 2012 – PACE Sports Management athletes brought home a total of 13 medals from the 2012 Olympic Games in London. For the second consecutive Olympics the star of the show was Usain Bolt, the now acclaimed ‘legend’ of the sport , who won three gold medals in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay. Home favourite Mo Farah roared on by a passionate 80,000 crowd completed the long distance double to win gold in 5000m and 10,000m. The third PACE athlete to come away with two medals was Vivian Cheruiyot who took silver in 5000m and bronze in the 10,000m.
Defending champion Christine Ohuruogu put up a valiant defence of her title and was rewarded with a silver medal in the 400m. Training partner of Mo Farah, Galen Rupp, ran the race of his life so far to take the silver medal in the 10,000m (also 7th in the 5000m). Leo Manzano ran a storming last lap passing almost the entire field to come home second in the 1500m, just ahead of American teammate Matthew Centrowitz who was 4th.
Other PACE medallists were Kemar Bailey-Cole (4x100m Gold), Schillonie Calvert (4x100m Silver) and Rosemarie Whyte (4x400m Bronze) who were all part of the Jamaican squads claiming medals.
Finalists were Shannon Rowbury, 6th in the 1500m, Chris Tomlinson 6th in the Long Jump, Andrew Osagie who ran a huge PB of 1:43.77 to finish 8th in the 800m, Moses Kipsiro, 10th in the 10,000m (and 15th in the 5000m), Mercy Njoroge, 10th in the 3000m Steeplechase, Hellen Obiri, 12th in the 1500m, Moses Masai, 12th in the 10,000m, Thomas Ayeko, 16th in the 10,000m and Chris Thompson who did brilliantly just to make the start line having suffered an injury was 25th in the 10,000m.
GOLD – Usain Bolt – 100m, 200m, 4x100m
GOLD – Mo Farah – 5000m, 10,000m
GOLD – Kemar Bailey-Cole – 4x100m