Even though, as the New Yorker's Anthony Lane aptly puts it this week, "what NBC chooses to broadcast is not the Olympic Games," we've got to work with what we've got. That goes for the footage of Friday's women's 10,000 meter race, which was won by Ethiopia's Tirunesh Dibaba but focused primarily on the event's bronze medal winner, the U.S.A.'s Shalane Flanagan. Flanagan, whose win secured her an American record, is the second American woman to medal in the 10,000k race and her mom, onetime women's marathon world record holder Cheryl Treworgy, was in the stands...and in disbelief.

Related: The Only Games In Town [New Yorker]