Friday, August 17, 2012

Darby Sprinting Like an Olympian

Darby in Top Gear near Newfound Creek, Gardendale
If, over the last couple of weeks, you watched any of the Olympic track-and-field events, you likely noticed that when the sprinters are running at top-speed in the 100m and 200m, their faces jounce from one place to another and get all distorted and weird.

I offer this photo of Darby, near the banks of Newfound Creek below Baines Dam in Gardendale, as proof that this distortion phenomenon is not unique to humans. Notice the pinned-back ears, lolling tongue, and smushed cheeks - I have not doubt she could easily beat Tyson Gay and would give Usain Bolt a closer race than he'd care for.

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