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  • WR talk 2020

    Lately, it seems like I've read about a lot of people talking about new WRs. Obviously, some are more hype than others.

    m100, talk about CC with the new Nike spikes
    m200, Lyles himself talking about getting it
    m400, talk about Norman vs Gardiner vs WvN
    m800, Brazier talking about it
    m1500 talk about (and from?) Cheruiyot and Manang'oi
    mSteeple, Kipruto talking about it
    m5000, at Monaco this Friday, Cheptegei talking about it
    mMar, Bekele talking about it
    mOne Hour, Farah talking about it
    m110h, talk about Holloway vs Roberts leading to one of them breaking it
    m400h, talk about (and by) the top 3 leading to one of them breaking it
    mSP, Crouser, Kovacs and Walsh have all talked about it,
    mDT, I think I remember Stahl talking about it, not sure though
    mTJ, Taylor still talking about it, not as loud or as often though
    mLJ, talk about Gayle and Echevarria having a chance
    mPV, Mondo again

    wSteeple, Chepkoech still talking about it
    w5000, Houlihan talking about it, sub-14 also
    wMar, Kosgei talking about doing it again
    wOne Hour, Hassan talking about it
    w400h, talk about the top 2 battling to more WR
    wHT, I think Price mentioned the possibility
    wTJ, Rojas talking about it, as are many others
    wPV, Morris has talked about it



  • #2
    I'm thinking that a close examination of the "talking about it" cases is the athlete having reacted in an optimistic (or meet-promoting) way to a journalist's question on the topic, rather than the athlete having actually raised the possibility on their own.

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    • #3
      It's the same hype and wishful thinking we've always seen. If you're a phenom on the way up, it's natural to think in terms of WRs and OG Golds.
      To do the hard work it takes to become elite, it's probably even psychologically necessary to think those kinds of things.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by gh View Post
        I'm thinking that a close examination of the "talking about it" cases is the athlete having reacted in an optimistic (or meet-promoting) way to a journalist's question on the topic, rather than the athlete having actually raised the possibility on their own.
        It was not all wishful thinking, with the 12:35 succeeding and the 1:29:15 #2AT was not even mentioned above, while the solo 47.10 was pretty spectacular...

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        • #5
          You're having a senior moment. The 1000m time was 2:29.15. On the U.S. marks thread you said Raevyn Rogers was last in 1:37.10, so at least you're consistent.

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          • #6
            It's nice to get a WR in a standard event in a year such as this one. IIRC there's been at least one every year for quite awhile now.

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