A bitter storm overshadowed the most recent running of the legendary Galbi Brothers 800 meter race. Douglas Galbi, who decisively won the contest in 2004 and 2006, entered the race as the clear news-media favorite. Exploiting the devastating psychological force of his Lanterne Rouge cycling jersey, he started strongly and led by 100 yards going into the second lap. But Dwight Galbi inexplicably emerged with a huge lead going down the home stretch. Douglas’s footspeed is unquestionably far superior to Dwight’s, and Douglas courageously and dramatically attempted to close the gap in the last 100 yards. But Dwight (just barely) managed to outlean him at the line.
However, all fair-minded viewers of the race video will agree that Dwight’s outrageous violation of fundamental racing regulations nullifies his victory. Across economies around the world today, a lack of respect for rules, regulations, and regulators is causing enormous harm to the common welfare. All public-spirited persons should insistently declare that Douglas Galbi, morally, virtually, and ideally, if not physically, won the race.