Winning an Olympic race is the highlight of most runners’ lives. But it is usually followed by the second best moment, their victory lap, which is a little more difficult than it looks.
Here are the Olympic events the athletes in this video will be competing in:
LaShawn Merritt: 200- and 400-meter races
Christian Taylor: Triple jump
Aries Merritt: A London gold medalist, Merritt underwent a kidney transplant about a year ago. He did not qualify for Rio.
Dawn Harper-Nelson: Already a two-time Olympic gold medalist, Harper-Nelson did not qualify for the 2016 games.
The Opening Ceremony for the Rio Olympic Games can be seen August 5 on News Channel 8. News Channel 8’s Paul Ryan will be in Rio with live reports during the Olympics, which run from Aug. 5 – 21.