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    >>There is a definate pattern
    >here.
    Jacobs
    >questionable, Hamilton out,
    >Runyan out. Whats
    >up?

    Just a thought, but I do know being one
    >year from the Games (where the major endorsements
    >and contract perks come, among other things)
    >brings out the conservative in a lot of athletes.
    >Molehills become mountains.

    (Not that I
    >necessarily agree with this, mind you.)

    Good point. Unfortunatley the dollar rules in many cases. But, if they were confident in their abilities they would be there. At the end of an athlete's career there are two competitions that are remembered - WCs and Olys. The true world class competitors do what ever possible to be at their best, or at least show up, to these events.

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    :-)

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    I think it's pretty ungracious to badmouth Suzi like this. Look at todays email from T&F News about the many injured athletes from around the world. Injuries are par for the course in sport and it is terrible for a top athlete to get injured just before a competition. However it happens pretty regularly. She's not making excuses, simply can't be competitive so why race? And I am someone who is not a Suzy supporter and got into it with GH and Prego about her a few weeks ago!

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    >Walking away from the
    >Championships while in the form of my life is so
    >difficult (training was going supurb), but the
    >unfortunate timing of the injury leaves me little
    >choice.

    If you are injured, you cannot be in the shape of your life.

    Gerard expects a full recovery in six
    >weeks.

    Just in time for a late-season time-trial race against past-their-season-peak athletes.
    How convienient!

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    >There is a definate pattern
    >here.
    Jacobs questionable, Hamilton out,
    >Runyan out. Whats up?

    Just a thought, but I do know being one year from the Games (where the major endorsements and contract perks come, among other things) brings out the conservative in a lot of athletes. Molehills become mountains.

    (Not that I necessarily agree with this, mind you.)

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    <<<When someone comes along who is so far ahead of the pack -- and I'm referring to the Turkish woman who's running 3:55 and practically lapping the field -- my guess is the enthusiasm of Americans to compete against her before a TV audience starts to disappear. Does it do Suzy or Regina any good (in their image, endorsements, etc.) to be buried by a superior runner? Of course I have no idea what their injury situation is, this is really not meant to be critical.>>>

    so what is the big deal to lose to somebody who is faster. for a decade male quartermilers and half lappers lined up against MJ with absolutely no chance of winning, but they gave it their best.
    in my opinion there is nothing more anti american than giving up before the battle. if our troops had done that we would be speaking german or japanese now, but that is another story...

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    How come so many Americans end up coming up with injuries/excuses before or during championship meets? I recall a problem a few years back with an American women 1500 runner in a championship race that couldn't make it through the final. I think she complained of dehydration. Then there was another different American women who suddenly was injured before a big meet - also a couple years ago.
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    SPARE US THE SOB STORY SUZY !

    in truth i did not expect suzy to do anything this time either, other than withdraw. at least a few years back she would make a desparate lunge in the straightway or a dramatic collapse.
    suzy has never won a medal at a major championships and never will. the truth needs to be said and the competitors need to be separated from the wannabes...

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  • Little Alien
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    Look at the bright side Ray has Alan Webb in his stable....

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  • gh
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    Ran into her manager, Ray Flynn, on the streets tonite; he was pretty bummed.

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  • miler manque
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    Yes, any color is good, but perhaps not if you're not even on the homestretch when someone is finishing first. The women's final is on Sunday, so I'd guess it will be televised on ABC's coverage.

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    >>Does it do Suzy or Regina any good (in their image, endorsements, etc.) to be buried by a superior runner?<<

    I don't think either one of them was going for the gold. A medal (of any color) would have been a great achievement.

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    Along the lines of what JSquire said....I think our system is still rooted back in the school season--going from March thru June.Our top performers have a hard time breaking away from that tradition and peaking for the meets that really count (internationally) later in the summer.

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    >When someone comes along who is so far ahead of
    >the pack -- and I'm referring to the Turkish
    >woman who's running 3:55 and practically lapping
    >the field -- my guess is the enthusiasm of
    >Americans to compete against her before a TV
    >audience starts to disappear.>

    What TV audience would that be?

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    Too bad! I agree that this could have been a potentially AR race.

    I suppose that Suzy will be out for the rest of the year. Her European racing this year had been pretty sparse but she was likely planning to hit the rest of the big meets after the WC.

    Is Regina Jacobs running or not?

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    >Trials too early! That's the problem. They have
    >to be on the top of their game in both June and
    >August. Most other countries have their
    >nationals during the GP break. You can't be up
    >all the time!

    Neither Suzy, Marla or Regina needed to be at the "top of their game" for the nationals. They could have virtually trained through the meet.

    Its their fault if they put too much importance on winning Nationals rather than peaking for the Worlds.

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