what will happen, we wondered

when all these athletes who never surrender meet in the same place?


what happens is a long and bloody war of attrition.

what happens is that competitors do not quit in their chair.

they keep stepping to the line until they physically cannot complete a yard.


there were two more casualties the last hour,

reyes satevo of mexico could not finish 68 under the time limit,

and belgian kevin sneyders walked back from 68.


both of them leave with new personal bests.


and now there are 24