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    TULA, Russia (AP) - Russia's Gulnara Samitova set a world record in the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase Sunday with a time of 9 minutes, 8.33 seconds.

  • #2
    Re: Another new WR at Russian Champs

    I guess under 9 is around the corner. I remember when Roudny won the European Championship with the time roughly the same as Samitova's.
    "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
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    • #3
      Re: Another new WR at Russian Champs

      Still an event where we have no idea what a truly good mark is, although Turova's 1500 record suggests it might not be too bad. I was just sorry that Regina Jacobs never followed thorugh on her plan to try the event last year.

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      • #4
        Re: Another new WR at Russian Champs

        Well here's a SWAG: the top men run 25-30 seconds off their 3K best, possibly a little better. Let's say women run a 30-35 seconds difference. 8:30 is a super time, so under 9:00 would be phenomenal, I think. 9:08 is smoking for now.

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        • #5
          Re: Another new WR at Russian Champs

          Yeah, the 8:50s is probably going to be the upper limit for this event in a few years.

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          • #6
            Re: Another new WR at Russian Champs

            {>Well here's a SWAG: the top men run 25-30 seconds
            >off their 3K best, possibly a little better.
            >Let's say women run a 30-35 seconds difference.
            >8:30 is a super time, so under 9:00 would be
            >phenomenal, I think. 9:08 is smoking for now.}

            On a similar note, does anyone know what a 52.34s 400mH performance would convert to (theoritically), in the 400m flat?

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            • #7
              Re: Another new WR at Russian Champs

              I've always thought it was around 2.0 seconds as a minimum for the best men hurdlers (as opposed to runners), but it's probably closer to 2.5 for the elite. It must be the same for women, because she can't do a sub-50, can she?

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              • #8
                Re: Another new WR at Russian Champs

                Was Kevin Young a sub45 runner? It seems that his WR wasn't a lot slower than his flat PR. Somebody who has access to those statistics, could you look it up?
                "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
                by Thomas Henry Huxley

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                • #9
                  Re: Another new WR at Russian Champs

                  "she can't do a sub-50, can she?"

                  Do you mean, "she hasn't yet officially clocked sub-50?"?....because she ran 51.00 indoors this year, and based on that hurdles time, I think she will soon show us something under 49. Probably next year.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Another new WR at Russian Champs

                    On a similar note, does anyone know
                    >what a 52.34s 400mH performance would convert to
                    >(theoritically), in the 400m flat?



                    Using the Mercier scoring tables, a 52.34 400mH time is "worth" a 48.41 400m run. Of course, this doesn't mean that Pechonkina is capable of running 48.41, it's just a cross-event comparison.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Another new WR at Russian Champs

                      >Was Kevin Young a sub45 runner? It seems that his
                      >WR wasn't a lot slower than his flat PR. Somebody
                      >who has access to those statistics, could you
                      >look it up?


                      I believe Young's best 400 was 45.11. It's pretty amazing the little time between his 400h time and 400 flat time.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Another new WR at Russian Champs

                        That's what I thought. Thank you.
                        "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
                        by Thomas Henry Huxley

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