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  • Please describe the Men's 5,000 Meter Final

    Eliud Kipchoge, an 18 year old Kenyan prodigy going into this past weeks World Championships in Paris was the two time world junior cross country champion. This past summer he won the world junior championships in the 3000 meters. He then represented Kenya yesterday on a much bigger stage competing in the World Track & Field Championships in Paris France in the prestigious 5,000 meters(3.1 miles). I know many of the experts were all picking K. Bekele( the 2003 10,000 meter World Championships Winner & Haile Gebreselaise's successor from Ethiopia) or Hicham El Guerojj from Morroco, the world record holder in the 1500 meters who was also looking to double in this years World Championships after earlier in the week winning the 1500 . At the conclusion of the 5,000 it was Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya, who raised his arms as he leaned forward and brushed the tape. If anyone saw the race could you please describe it because unfortunately my tape ran out on my VCR and I was only able to read about it.

  • #2
    Re: Please describe the Men's 5,000 Meter Final

    It was incredible! Bekele took the pace out himself, hit 800 in 2:01, close to 4 minutes for first mile. It seemed clear that his strategy was to take out El G's kick. The field was quickly whittled down to Ethiopians, Kenyans and Moroccans. But Bekele couldn't sustain the pace, and the other Ethiopians couldn't take over for him. (What would have happened with Geb in the race?) El G started his long kick about 800 meters from the end, and only Bekele and Kipchoge were able to go with him. In a wild sprint over the last straight, Bekele was left behind and Kipchoge caught the desperately leaning El G at the wire.

    Hope you get to see a video someday!

    Anyone see it differently?

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    • #3
      Re: Please describe the Men's 5,000 Meter Final

      Best race since the Coe/Straub/Ovett 1500 in Moscow?

      Last lap in 53?????

      Can't wait for Athens! Peace.

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      • #4
        Re: Please describe the Men's 5,000 Meter Final

        from where I sat here were the splits

        SPLITS
        60.53
        2:01.09(61)
        (2:31.94-1000m)
        3:03(62)
        4:04.9(62)
        61
        62
        64
        7:45.44-3000m
        65- 8:16=3200 4:12 1600
        65
        66
        60!!!!
        58!!!! (4:09 1600)
        26-26
        12:52.79

        Last mile 63-2:09-3:08-4:02
        53 last 400
        1:53.6 - last 800
        2:59 last 1200

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        • #5
          Re: Please describe the Men's 5,000 Meter Final

          Torres was in the finals.

          Weeeeeeee

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          • #6
            Re: Please describe the Men's 5,000 Meter Final

            >Best race since the Coe/Straub/Ovett 1500 in
            >Moscow?


            I agree, but we had more time to enjoy this one. It was great to see El G. make his move - not that it wasn't expected but that he was able to do it was amazing. I thought El G. had won it when he opened the small gap but amazingly Kipchoge was able to close it.

            This race showed the best of all three competitors. It also shows how much pacemaking chores take out of even the great Bekele. If the Geb/Bek roles were reveresed in the 10 I'm certain the finish places would also have been reversed as well.

            If Geb was in that race to share some early and mid pacesetting it may have been an Ethiopian winning. For El G. it shows that he may be able to rule the world in the 5 as he has done in the 15. However, he will have to work at being able to push even harder the last 1k, which I think he will be able to do with more experience in the distance. For him to be able come back after the 15 was awesome as was Bekele's double.

            It also shows that there may be a new Kenyan beginning to become a very dominant force - if he doesn't burn and fizzle within the next couple of years as some Kenyan's have been known to do.

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            • #7
              Re: Please describe the Men's 5,000 Meter Final

              direct from the pages of eTN, splits for the medalists (laps, kilos, finishes):

              1. Eliud Kipchoge (Ken) 12:52.79
              (MR) (x, 2 WJ)
              (61.4, 60.5 [2:01.9], 62.0 [3:03.9], 62.1 [4:06.0], 61.8 [5:07.8], 62.1 [6:09.9], 64.0 [7:13.9], 64.4 [8:18.26], 64.9 [9:23.2], 65.3 [10:28.46], 60.7 [11:29.2], 57.3 [12:26.5], 26.3)
              (2:32.6, 2:35.2 [5:07.8], 2:37.8 [7:45.6], 2:42.9 [10:28.46], 2:24.33)
              (13.1, 26.3, 53.4, 1:52.9, 2:58.5, 4:02.5, 5:07.2)

              2. Hicham El Guerrouj (Mor) 12:52.83
              (61.1, 60.6 [2:01.7], 62.4 [3:04.1], 62.1 [4:06.2], 61.8 [5:08.0], 62.1 [6:10.1], 64.0 [7:14.1], 64.6 [8:18.7], 64.6 [9:23.3], 65.6 [10:28.9], 59.8 [11:28.65], 57.4 [12:26.1], 26.7)
              (2:32.6, 2:35.4 [5:08.0], 2:37.9 [7:45.9], 2:43.0 [10:28.9], 2:23.9)
              (13.2, 53.56, 1:53.2, 2:58.6, 4:02.1, 5:06.9)

              3. Kenenisa Bekele (Eth) 12:53.12
              (60.53, 60.56 [2:01.09], 62.35 [3:03.44], 61.88 [4:05.32], 61.95 [5:07.27], 62.26 [6:09.53], 64.12 [7:13.65], 65.15 [8:18.5], 64.6 [9:23.05], 65.7 [10:28.7], 60.2 [11:28.9], 57.88 [12:26.7], 26.4)
              (2:31.94, 2:35.33 [5:07.27], 3:11.23 [8:18.5], 2:10.2 [10:28.7], 2:24.4)
              (13.2, 26.4, 53.6, 1:53.3, 2:59.0, 4:02.6, 5:07.6)

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              • #8
                Re: Please describe the Men's 5,000 Meter Final

                oh yeah, and my personal description of the race as I sat there with drool running out of slackened jaw:

                WOW

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                • #9
                  Re: Please describe the Men's 5,000 Meter Final

                  >oh yeah, and my personal description of the race
                  >as I sat there with drool running out of
                  >slackened jaw:

                  WOW

                  Great race. But no way is Kipchoge 18. Uh uh. Even Larry Rawson commented on how some of the Kenyans are older than claimed during the 5k qualifiers televised on ESPN.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Please describe the Men's 5,000 Meter Final

                    I never heard why Haile Geb didn't run the 5,000. Did he withdraw, or wasn't he intending to run?

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                    • #11
                      Re: Please describe the Men's 5,000 Meter Final

                      Good question. We've read that he will make an attempt on his own 10,000 record at Brussels. As much as I'd love to see him do it, it's a fact that Geb has never once come close to breaking his OWN records. He's haile (sorry) motivated to take records away from Kenyans. He's very little motivated to break one of his own...

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                      • #12
                        Re: Please describe the Men's 5,000 Meter Final

                        >oh yeah, and my personal description of the race
                        as I sat there with drool running out of slackened jaw:

                        WOW<


                        I think I ran out of drool watching the steeplechase.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Please describe the Men's 5,000 Meter Final

                          >Good question. We've read that he will make an
                          >attempt on his own 10,000 record at Brussels. As
                          >much as I'd love to see him do it, it's a fact
                          >that Geb has never once come close to breaking
                          >his OWN records.>>

                          Hmmm. Far closer to true than I would have imagined.

                          In '95 Geb set WR of 12:44.39 in Z├╝rich, then in next race ran No. 2 time in history, 12:53.19. In 5K terms, I'd call that pretty close.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Please describe the Men's 5,000 Meter Final

                            You can watch the video at www.kingofthemile.com , my site. The video right now is hosted on my pc's server, so it will be slow download or maybe not working. Whoever has the video please host it on kazaan and don't change the filename, have fun, Mike

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                            • #15
                              Re: Please describe the Men's 5,000 Meter Final

                              I like the splits you got from ETN...but what does ETN stand for? What magazine is that?

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