One of the most most competitive events at the World Athletic Championships in Berlin was the men's long jump final on Saturday. Dwight Phillips of Atlanta captured the gold at the 2004 Athens Olympics and is the world's long jump champion. But some new hotness was close on his heels: South Africa's Godfrey Khotso Mokoena.
Phillips managed to hold on his title and win the gold medal with a jump of 8.54 meters, especially and fulfilled his dream "to win in the same stadium and same event where Jesse Owens triumphed at the 1936 Olympic Games." Mokoena was close behind, earning silver at 8.47. Instead of being bitter rivals, the two athletes were almost inseparable on and off the field. It was great to see these two men bond.
More, AFTER THE JUMP.