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    Re: Eliud Kipchoge

    Another great African distance runner.
    This is a big surprise.

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    Eliud Kipchoge

    Eliud Kipchoge, at the 2002 World Junior XC Championships.

    http://www.irishmilersclub.com/wxcjm.htm

    This year he looks lighter and his form is much better.

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    Here is the exact Holman quote courtesy of the "even holman" post.

    Webb needs experience and patience. I'm not a coach, so I can't really say how he needs to train. If you're a 3:30 guy, winning tactical races here isn't an issue. It was my particular albatross for much of my career, but a 3:30 guy will drill a 3:36 guy every day of the week. And right now, most Americans, with one or two notable exceptions, are 3:36 guys.

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    <Imagine how Eliud Kipchoge feels. He is still only 18, and he won the darn thing.>

    Yeah, but nobody expected that much from Torres.

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    > Imagine a young
    >runner making the finals in what is possibly one
    >of the greatest 5000 meters field ever assembled.

    Imagine how Eliud Kipchoge feels. He is still only 18, and he won the darn thing.

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    Actually, it is refreshing to not be talking about "you know who". There are other US distance runners like Lunn and Torres that deserve our attention. Torres had a break out year by making the finals in Paris. Don't be surprised if Torres gets down to 13:10 range within the next few years. After Paris his confidence must be at a new high. Imagine a young runner making the finals in what is possibly one of the greatest 5000 meters field ever assembled.

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    Since he/her is a unregistered name we have no idea who Annoying Bastard is. Anyone can type in a certain name and spew out anything they want.

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    Re: Lunn wins road race

    >I am not quite sure about that.
    He never said US
    >milers stink.>

    Maybe not in this thread but it has been a mantra of his since joining the board.

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    I am not quite sure about that.
    He never said US milers stink.

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    >

    Why do you praise and pan Lunn at the same
    >time. You are speaking out of both sides of your
    >mouth. First you condemn him for not competing
    >with the world's best and then you praise his
    >indoor performances.

    I think you are
    >struggling to put Lunn and US miling into a
    >positive light.>

    Actually he's struggling to come up with some basis for his opinions other than "Americans suck at miling."

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    Why do you praise and pan Lunn at the same time. You are speaking out of both sides of your mouth. First you condemn him for not competing with the world's best and then you praise his indoor performances.

    I think you are struggling to put Lunn and US miling into a positive light.

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    Lunn had a very good indoor season. Did you know he ran the world's second fastest indoor mile last winter in the Tyson Indoor Classic. In that race he finished second to Kenya's Ladan Rotich in 3:55.59. That is probably equivalent to a 3:52 mile out doors. Remember running the boards indoors bleeds off a lot of energy.

    Both Krummenacker and Lunn obviously have better luck indoors.

    Lunn started off his 2003 well and finished the season with a sub 4-minute mile.

    In the UK Lunn's British equivalent Michael East won the North Mile on the River Tyne in 4:02. I say equivalent because both milers have virtually identical world rankings and PR's.

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    >What if the Spaniard were bitten by a rare exotic
    >bug before the race that made him to feel ill.
    >There are many variables that can effect the
    >outcome of a race.>

    Then it would move Lunn into a could have instead of a should have.

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    What if the Spaniard were bitten by a rare exotic bug before the race that made him to feel ill. There are many variables that can effect the outcome of a race.

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    ><Except that the 3:38.49 is what the Spaniard ran
    >in the final. His seasonal best was 3:31.81
    >against Lunn's 3:36.99. In head-to-head races, if
    >you want to bet on Lunn I'm eager to grab some of
    >your coin. That's a 5.38-second differential
    >man!>

    On a good day Lunn could beat him.
    >Didn't someone on this forum say maybe a 3:35 guy
    >can sometimes beat a 3:30 guy. Actually, this is
    >the reverse agrument that Holman made.
    >

    Yeah but why 'should' he have?

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