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  • NotDutra5
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    Originally posted by Haggis Boson View Post
    Heat lists are up and somehow Mu gets the heat with just seven runners although it does have Alemu, Bishop and Hering. From a British pov both Reekie and Hodgkinson seem to have a comfortable task but Alex Bell has Arafi, Bisset and Almanza with only 3 auto places. Tough stuff. Reekie is in the same heat as Ajee and Keely is in with Raevyn.
    Qualifying, even on time should be fairly easy for the better athletes. Run 2:00 and you're probably in no matter what. Should be no issue for any of these runners.

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  • Haggis Boson
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    Originally posted by CookyMonzta View Post

    I thought she was, after her 1:56.xx a couple of weeks ago. Doesn't the U.K. leave the 3rd spot open to their discretion and evaluation?

    Be that as it may, someone will try to menace Mu as they approach the 500 mark, before she hits the turbo boost and blows them away.
    She pulled out to concentrate on the 1500 and was replaced by Alex Bell (1:58.52)

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  • CookyMonzta
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    Originally posted by Juicy News View Post
    Muir is not running the 800m
    I thought she was, after her 1:56.xx a couple of weeks ago. Doesn't the U.K. leave the 3rd spot open to their discretion and evaluation?

    Be that as it may, someone will try to menace Mu as they approach the 500 mark, before she hits the turbo boost and blows them away.

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  • Juicy News
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    Muir is not running the 800m

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  • CookyMonzta
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    Originally posted by Bruce Kritzler View Post

    The British girls dominated the Americans in early US races (mostly with out US top 3). Think Muir is actually top Brit over 800.
    Bet the farm she will try to go with (and menace) Mu between 400 and 550, before Mu floors the pedal and says goodbye. If Raevyn is anywhere close to Muir at the top of the stretch and she has yet to be caught by 2 others, Raevyn will swallow her up (and anyone else close by) and grab a medal.

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  • CookyMonzta
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    Originally posted by aaronk View Post

    When I hear doubts about Mu's ability to front-run the 800, I think back to her INdoor 600 of 1:23.57--2nd A-T World, and 0.02 better than Alysia Montano ran!
    I hesitate to think how fast she could do a 600 (OUTdoors) now--maybe 1:21??
    If she goes 27 & 28 (55), then 29 (1:24), I don't see any reason she can't add at least a 30 to that--for a 1:54.
    Leading all the way!
    That INdoor 600 spoke volumes!!
    And the scary thing is that she was still in high school at the time, and was still learning to run just a bit differently for another 200.

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  • Haggis Boson
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    Heat lists are up and somehow Mu gets the heat with just seven runners although it does have Alemu, Bishop and Hering. From a British pov both Reekie and Hodgkinson seem to have a comfortable task but Alex Bell has Arafi, Bisset and Almanza with only 3 auto places. Tough stuff. Reekie is in the same heat as Ajee and Keely is in with Raevyn.

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  • Haggis Boson
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    Originally posted by aaronk View Post

    When I hear doubts about Mu's ability to front-run the 800, I think back to her INdoor 600 of 1:23.57--2nd A-T World, and 0.02 better than Alysia Montano ran!
    I hesitate to think how fast she could do a 600 (OUTdoors) now--maybe 1:21??
    If she goes 27 & 28 (55), then 29 (1:24), I don't see any reason she can't add at least a 30 to that--for a 1:54.
    Leading all the way!
    That INdoor 600 spoke volumes!!
    Except I didn't say anything about her ability, I predicted her race plan :-)

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  • booond
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    Originally posted by Bruce Kritzler View Post

    The British girls dominated the Americans in early US races (mostly with out US top 3). Think Muir is actually top Brit over 800.
    Mu ran in zero of those races.

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  • wamego relays champ
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    Originally posted by tandfman View Post

    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.)
    Her instagram page includes a pronunciation guide. Although it does not precisely address the second syllable emphasis, it does seem to support what TV commentators have been using.

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  • Bruce Kritzler
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    Originally posted by Haggis Boson View Post
    Britain will get two medals in this event, order still to be determined.
    The British girls dominated the Americans in early US races (mostly with out US top 3). Think Muir is actually top Brit over 800.

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  • aaronk
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    Originally posted by Haggis Boson View Post
    Britain will get two medals in this event, order still to be determined.


    As for the chances of a Rudisha-style blast from the gun I think the chances of seeing it went down a lot after Almanza's blowup the other day. That may have changed the thinking of Almanza, Goule and Mu too.
    When I hear doubts about Mu's ability to front-run the 800, I think back to her INdoor 600 of 1:23.57--2nd A-T World, and 0.02 better than Alysia Montano ran!
    I hesitate to think how fast she could do a 600 (OUTdoors) now--maybe 1:21??
    If she goes 27 & 28 (55), then 29 (1:24), I don't see any reason she can't add at least a 30 to that--for a 1:54.
    Leading all the way!
    That INdoor 600 spoke volumes!!

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  • KevinR
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    Welcome to the board, Haggis. And great choice of name!

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  • Haggis Boson
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    Britain will get two medals in this event, order still to be determined.


    As for the chances of a Rudisha-style blast from the gun I think the chances of seeing it went down a lot after Almanza's blowup the other day. That may have changed the thinking of Almanza, Goule and Mu too.

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  • CookyMonzta
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    Originally posted by Tuariki View Post

    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.
    Methinks it's a possibility now. She will not want to get tripped up like she almost did in the Trials final. If she goes between 55.5 and 56.0, she need only to go 57.x-58.x, and she will string out the field and possibly be the first in 38 years to break 1:54.00. One or two will try to run with her, but once she gets to the 500 mark, she is going to want to get as far away from that scrum as possible, before the bodies start dropping. We could see a blowout win here. What were her splits at the Trials?

    Never mind. I watched it again; 57.4+58.6. If she runs a second faster on each lap (especially given she has popped a 57.x closer before), that gap could be huge, unless Faith Kipyegon is running...

    ...If not, then If Raevyn Rogers is within 4 strides of silver, she will make another one of those final-straightaway mad dashes to pick off the rest of the field. I'm worried mostly for Ajee' Wilson, though. I hope the Ajee' who showed up at the 2017 World Champs shows up here, and not the one who cracked up in Doha in 2019, with the winner (Nakaayi) running only 1:58.04.
    Last edited by CookyMonzta; 07-26-2021, 09:13 AM.

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