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  • tandfman
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    Re: birmingham track

    Originally posted by twittering debutante
    Not only that, but it takes YEARS of specialized cone-placement training to be able to really do the job.
    I know you're not serious about that, but you might be surprised at how often the cones are not properly placed, even at major competition. It's a simple task that can be, and too often is, screwed up.

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  • ShaunP
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    Bekele

    It was noted by Peter Matthews, the stadium announcer in Birmingham, that Kenny's last mile in Birmingham 2 mile was faster than the 4:01 mile that he ran in Milrose.

    I think that this puts his New York performance in perspective, in that this does not reflect his potential as a miler...

    ShaunP

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  • twittering debutante
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    Re: birmingham track

    Originally posted by dkny
    Looks like a few too many cones on the track. They tend to bounce around a little on portable tracks. Requires a good deal of re-postioning after each race to make sure they are accruately placed.
    Not only that, but it takes YEARS of specialized cone-placement training to be able to really do the job.

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  • dkny
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    birmingham track

    Looks like a few too many cones on the track. They tend to bounce around a little on portable tracks. Requires a good deal of re-postioning after each race to make sure they are accruately placed.

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  • mojo
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    Originally posted by Jon
    Originally posted by mojo
    Did you noticed the pointer is on the Canadian flag!!! 8) 8)
    But on the end of that 'pointer' is a flaming torch :twisted:

    I see no flame but it wouldn't surprise me. Canadians are hot!

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  • marknhj
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    This is what my "proper track" comment on the indoor vs. outdoor thread was referring to...

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  • Jon
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    Originally posted by mojo
    Did you noticed the pointer is on the Canadian flag!!! 8) 8)
    But on the end of that 'pointer' is a flaming torch :twisted:

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  • mojo
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    What a beautiful track!

    Did you noticed the pointer is on the Canadian flag!!! 8) 8)

    Must be acknowledging our athletics supremacy.

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  • SQUACKEE
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    Thanx Eric! Great pix. Even Bek is human. On this beautiful big track all he had to do was keep running 30 secounds and change for 16+ laps. :shock:

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  • EPelle
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    What killed Bekele in New York was a 55-56 opening lap on that tight track. He said it was too fast for him.

    Birmingham track:



    Turns not so tight here for Bekele. Plus, remember, he is running at 60-point pace from the beginning, not 55-second pace and dying.



    The track surface is Mondo Sportflex Super X Classic.

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  • SQUACKEE
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    Re: Kenenisa Bekele: "Howya like me now?"

    Originally posted by bekeselassie
    When Kennster (credit the name to Eldrick ) ran only a 4:01 in Madison Square Garden a few weeks ago and had his butt handed to him by Bernard Lagat, many of you were ready to dismiss his efforts as a miler or even a 3000 guy. Others of you thought he would be "okay" but not a threat.

    It's too early for me to issue any kind of "told you so", but I am curious if anyone is beginning to take him a little more seriously after what he did in Birmingham. If you're not already aware, he ran 2 miles indoors in 8:05.

    I'm standing by him, guys! If he indeed spends the year concentrating on the middle distances, he'll be dangerous.
    Mottram- 12:56? 3:48

    Bekele- 12:37-4:01??, i think not. You will see 3:28-3:46 if he runs some big 1500's this summer.

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  • bekeselassie
    started a topic Kenenisa Bekele: "Howya like me now?"

    Kenenisa Bekele: "Howya like me now?"

    When Kennster (credit the name to Eldrick ) ran only a 4:01 in Madison Square Garden a few weeks ago and had his butt handed to him by Bernard Lagat, many of you were ready to dismiss his efforts as a miler or even a 3000 guy. Others of you thought he would be "okay" but not a threat.

    It's too early for me to issue any kind of "told you so", but I am curious if anyone is beginning to take him a little more seriously after what he did in Birmingham. If you're not already aware, he ran 2 miles indoors in 8:05.

    I'm standing by him, guys! If he indeed spends the year concentrating on the middle distances, he'll be dangerous.
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