Search engine giant Google has continued to follow the 2018 Winter Olympic Games on Sunday (February 18) with their daily Doodle Snow Games which feature adorable cartoon animals as athletes. On Day 10, Google Doodle featured an illustration of the much fabled competition between long time archrivals – Hare and Tortoise. The Doodle shows the cross-country skiing that tests the endurance of many athletes. The video shows the Tortoise who is ready to match the speed of Hare who is a veteran in skiing, the Hare has been skiing in the Winter Olympics for 188 years. The video starts with the countdown of the race with the mouse acting as referee between Hare and Tortoise and the Hare zooming past the start line while the Tortoise can barely move with his skis on.
The Hare clocked 40 mph (64kmph) while the Tortoise moved at the speed of 0.17mph (0.27kmph). But, determination of the Tortoise to move at a slow but steady pace forces the Hare to turn back on the track and come for the Tortoise ski-less. The next sight is filled with warmth and a spirit of sportsmanship as the Hare is shown carrying the Tortoise on his head and skis past the finishing line. The Tortoise emerges as the winner as his head kept protruding from the hare while he was carrying the animal on his head and as a matter of fact the Tortoise’s head touched the finishing line first.