Well done to Elvan for winning the Olympic 10000m silver in Beijing for Turkey.
She knew that her old compatriot Dibaba was the main threat and did everything she could to break her. But Dibaba was much better on the day and deserved the Olympic gold.
However, Elvan ran one of the few fastest times at 10K ever, and you cannot ask her to do much more than that.
Similar to the Turkish football team at the Euro 2008, she gave everything and we are all proud of her as a nation.