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  • cigar95
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    Despite being 2 seconds off the WJR, Mu moves to #3 on the all-time list behind only Jelimo and Semenya.

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  • Atticus
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    I expected Mu to win, but at the same time, when Ajee and RR were close at 600, I thought Mu would get 3rd. She didn't really separate till almost 700m, but then . . . wow.
    I have said before that she didn't have that last gear in a kicker's race, but once again, I fell for the turnover vs. stride-length illusion. She is so powerful for such a young athlete!

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  • AFelixFan
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    Great race by Mu! The expected three qualified, though Wilson never looked a sure thing in the race. I thought she might've been left off the team with 100 to go.

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  • KDFINE
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    In the could woulda shoulda department I thought that Kate Grace would have had a better shot in the 1500. (But then, I don't know her training was going.)

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  • tandfman
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    Originally posted by Steele View Post

    She will just go through life, "That's Athing MO, spelled M-U." Not a big deal, as the world gets smaller we are all having to figure out how to pronounce names we've never heard before. Gone are the days of living in a little hamlet. (U all your life with the Smiths and Joneses.
    IIRC, the first time she became prominent (at the indoor nationals), they pronounced it Mo, and it's always been that way since then. But I've now heard the tv commentators at the Trials pronounce her first name a THING, stressing the second syllable, which seems very odd to me. (I have no ides how she pronounces it.)

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  • booond
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    Mu needs to do better on the break. Take your time getting to the first lane. The stumble happened because she ended up directly in the middle where there is likely the most trouble.

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  • guru
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    I can't believe I'm saying this, but it's too bad natural Semenya is not still running.

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  • 58Commander
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    I hope she has a solid team around here because her size, stride and speed could put her on podiums for years to come. What a great story.

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  • LuckySpikes
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    Originally posted by aaronk View Post
    NCAA winner Michaela Meyer improved from 2:00.28 to 1:58.55!!
    Yes, and I'm very proud that I picked her as a dark horse for top 3 before the Trials (so close!) - https://forum.athleticsweekly.com/fo...june#post30146 Of all the first round starters she was ranked 12th by PB but there was something in the NCAA final that alerted me to her being a cut above your average W 800 NCAA champ. There she made a little move with about 170m remaining to get on the leaders' shoulders. It looked so effortless.

    And she's got a pretty wicked kick in the last 60m. With 80m to go last night she was 8th about 0.8s off 4th place! Another 15m or so and she probably would have caught Ajee Wilson.

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  • Wiederganger
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    Mu was amazeballs. The only way she is going to get beaten in Tokyo is if some of the other women try and crowd her and don't allow her to get into that position she likes, sitting on the shoulder of the leader. They are going to have to take the race by the scruff and not be intimidated by her ability and talent.

    ETH have employed team tactics in the longer events, will they do the same here? They've been prepared to sacrifice runners to pace for the favourites. This is the only way I can now see her being beaten.

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  • Trickstat
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    Originally posted by bambam1729 View Post
    8 finishers (save for Akins who fell) all under 2 minutes - has that ever happened before - especially among Americans?
    It's happened in plenty of international races. In a domestic race, I doubt it's happened since the days of the USSR.

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  • Tuariki
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    Originally posted by 18.99s View Post
    Mu could have gone under 1:55 if she did a David Rudisha and led end-to-end.
    Hopefully, assuming she makes the final, pretty much a given unless she trips, then I hope someone takes them out in 28, 55 and then see how close she can get to the WR.

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  • CookyMonzta
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    Originally posted by lexvid View Post
    1:56.07 Athing MU 08 JUN 2002 USA 1 Hayward Field, Eugene, OR (USA) 27 JUN 2021 1234
    2 1:56.42 Rose Mary ALMANZA 13 JUL 1992 CUB 1f1 Ordizia (ESP) 19 JUN 2021 1227
    3 1:56.67 Werkwuha GETACHEW 1995 ETH 1 Blankers-Koen Stadion, Hengelo (NED) 08 JUN 2021 1223
    4 1:57.57 Freweyni HAILU 12 FEB 2001 ETH 1 Stadion Śląski, Chorzów (POL) 20 JUN 2021 1206
    5 1:57.66 Raevyn ROGERS 07 SEP 1996 USA 2 Hayward Field, Eugene, OR (USA) 27 JUN 2021 1204
    6 1:57.84 Natoya GOULE 30 MAR 1991 JAM 1 National Stadium, Kingston (JAM) 26 JUN 2021 1201
    7 1:58.09 Catriona BISSET 01 MAR 1994 AUS 2 Stadion Śląski, Chorzów (POL) 20 JUN 2021 1197
    8 1:58.11 Renelle LAMOTE 26 DEC 1993 FRA 3 Stadion Śląski, Chorzów (POL) 20 JUN 2021 1196
    9 1:58.16 Habitam ALEMU 09 JUL 1997 ETH 2 Blankers-Koen Stadion, Hengelo (NED) 08 JUN 2021 1195
    10 1:58.26 Faith KIPYEGON 10 JAN 1994 KEN 1 Suhaim bin Hamad Stadium, Doha (QAT) 28 MAY 2021 1194
    11 1:58.27 Jemma REEKIE 06 MAR 1998 GBR 1f1 Hilmer Lodge Stadium, Walnut, CA (USA) 09 MAY 2021 1193
    12 1:58.39 Ajee WILSON 08 MAY 1994 USA 3 Hayward Field, Eugene, OR (USA) 27 JUN 2021 1191

    Hold off on that sweep....
    But will they all be in the mix in the last 150? If Nakaayi can kick in a faster race (and I mean way faster than her PR of 1:58.04), the way she did in Doha twice, she'll still be a medal threat.

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  • lexvid
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    Originally posted by CookyMonzta View Post
    If they can do a real psych job on Halima Nakaayi, they could sweep!
    1:56.07 Athing MU 08 JUN 2002 USA 1 Hayward Field, Eugene, OR (USA) 27 JUN 2021 1234
    2 1:56.42 Rose Mary ALMANZA 13 JUL 1992 CUB 1f1 Ordizia (ESP) 19 JUN 2021 1227
    3 1:56.67 Werkwuha GETACHEW 1995 ETH 1 Blankers-Koen Stadion, Hengelo (NED) 08 JUN 2021 1223
    4 1:57.57 Freweyni HAILU 12 FEB 2001 ETH 1 Stadion Śląski, Chorzów (POL) 20 JUN 2021 1206
    5 1:57.66 Raevyn ROGERS 07 SEP 1996 USA 2 Hayward Field, Eugene, OR (USA) 27 JUN 2021 1204
    6 1:57.84 Natoya GOULE 30 MAR 1991 JAM 1 National Stadium, Kingston (JAM) 26 JUN 2021 1201
    7 1:58.09 Catriona BISSET 01 MAR 1994 AUS 2 Stadion Śląski, Chorzów (POL) 20 JUN 2021 1197
    8 1:58.11 Renelle LAMOTE 26 DEC 1993 FRA 3 Stadion Śląski, Chorzów (POL) 20 JUN 2021 1196
    9 1:58.16 Habitam ALEMU 09 JUL 1997 ETH 2 Blankers-Koen Stadion, Hengelo (NED) 08 JUN 2021 1195
    10 1:58.26 Faith KIPYEGON 10 JAN 1994 KEN 1 Suhaim bin Hamad Stadium, Doha (QAT) 28 MAY 2021 1194
    11 1:58.27 Jemma REEKIE 06 MAR 1998 GBR 1f1 Hilmer Lodge Stadium, Walnut, CA (USA) 09 MAY 2021 1193
    12 1:58.39 Ajee WILSON 08 MAY 1994 USA 3 Hayward Field, Eugene, OR (USA) 27 JUN 2021 1191

    Hold off on that sweep....

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  • aaronk
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    NCAA winner Michaela Meyer improved from 2:00.28 to 1:58.55!!

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