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  • bhall
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    ETN = eTrack Newsletter

    See http://www.trackandfieldnews.com/general/eTN/faq.html for more information.

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

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  • dragonsoul
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    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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  • gh
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    >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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  • tandfman
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    >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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  • Guest's Avatar
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    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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  • miler manque
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    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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  • Guest's Avatar
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    >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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  • gh
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    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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  • gh
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    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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  • Guest's Avatar
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    >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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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Torres was in the finals.

    Weeeeeeee

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    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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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Best race since the Coe/Straub/Ovett 1500 in Moscow?

    Last lap in 53?????

    Can't wait for Athens! Peace.

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    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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