"Can They Hold Off the Candians?"

I'm watching the 2000 meter women's rowing event. With about one boat length to go, the Americans led the Canadians by half a boat length. Try to "add excitement," the announcers shouts, "Can they hold off the Canadians?"

Well, yes, even if they tried as hard as they could to brake, they were probably still going to cross the finish line first.


  1. Ya, I rowed in high school. Half a boat length is a decent lead at any point in the race (even more so for Olympic rowers), but particularly when only twice that is left!


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