But this will the last Olympics for the boyish redhead who has become a man since the day he burst into Canada’s view back in Sydney, that red-headed kid who appeared down the stretch, and jumped with joy at the finish. Well, Simon Whitfield is coming down the stretch one more time now, freighted with the years, hoping for one last ending that will make our hearts bloom, and make his mother curse. He may crack; he may sing. But the finish line is out there, and the rest of his life is somewhere on the other side. He needs to get there, to see what he finds.