Monday, April 11, 2011

1st Annual Kinshasa Decathlon

Last Saturday, our friends, Jen and Emily, organized the very first Kinshasa Decathlon. Such a fun day and an important moment in Congo sporting history. T-shirts were included.

Events of the day:
  1. Distance Running
  2. Throwing
  3. Sprinting
  4. Basketball
  5. Tennis
  6. Wrestling
  7. Swimming
  8. Pool Long Jump
  9. Beer Shotgun
  10. Dizzy Bat
Things I learned:
  1. Decathlons are tiring. Even those that include Beer Shotgun as an event.
  2. Watching a decathlon is also tiring. At least for me anyways.
  3. Wrestling is much more exhausting than I thought and it is also sort of intimate.
  4. One can have incredible and limitless control over boys when giving instruction in the name of competition. Good to note.
  5. When Americans compete in Dizzy Bat, Congolese think we are entertaining but crazy.
So, in summation, the First Annual Kinshasa Decathlon was a big Congo-sized success. Check ESPN for Top Ten plays. Be there next time.

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