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    in a couple of hours sun yinjie will run her first marathon since her suspension, in a article that was front page on this site, the article seemed to say the xiamen marathon on january 5th 2008 will be used as the race to select the chines team. it could be interesting.

  • #2
    The race has probably started (the WCh marathon began at about 11pm GMT - now midnight).
    http://twitter.com/Trackside2011

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    • #3
      in the mens race kenel kiprotich won followed by his kenyan tammate elias kemboi in 3rd was dang halyang, no times were given and no womens results yet.

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      • #4
        just got the times in the womens race
        1. zhang yingying in 22238
        2.bai xue 22327
        3. wei yanan 22510
        in the mens race
        1. kenel kiprotich 20949
        2. elias kemboi 20951
        3. dang hal yang 21043

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        • #5
          the womens winner was born on january 4th 1990 so it is a world junior record.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by doug091463
            the womens winner was born on january 4th 1990 so it is a world junior record.
            Thanks for the reports last night Doug. The IAAF just posted its summary of the race, Sun 2:38:

            http://iaaf.org/OLY08/news/kind=2/newsi ... ing+xiamen


            19-year-old Bai Xue (b. 13-Dec-1988, not a junior) finished second with a big personal best of 2:23:27, bettering her old PB of 2:27:46 from 2007 in her fifth career marathon. Wei Yanan was third in 2:25:10 while Sun Yingjie faded to 2:38:21 in her comeback race. Surprisingly she was said she was happy with her result and told the media that she is on course to be in shape to qualify for the Olympic 5000/10,000m later this season.

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            • #7
              Here we go :roll:

              Anyone else expecting 'chinese takeaway' come Beijing

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              • #8
                i think paula's odds just dropped thru the floor...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by eldrick
                  i think paula's odds just dropped thru the floor...
                  Zhang is a junior and so, according to IAAF/IOC rules, cannot compete in the marathon in Beijing. It's senior athletes only.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by eldrick
                    i think paula's odds just dropped thru the floor...
                    You reckon she can't run faster than 2:22? :shock:
                    Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Powell
                      Originally posted by eldrick
                      i think paula's odds just dropped thru the floor...
                      You reckon she can't run faster than 2:22? :shock:
                      if you have a talent base which produces 2"22 juniors, it's suffice to say you're likely to have 3 seniors come race time of ~ 2"20 or better & more pertintently, they will be far more used to the conditions then paula & also they can work as a team against her

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                      • #12
                        the winner also ran a 227 marathon in october then less than 2 weeks later she ran a 5k heat, a 5k final in a pb 1506, then a 3117 pb for 10k, which to me suggest she probably wasnt even tapered shades of 1993-1997.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by eldrick
                          if you have a talent base which produces 2"22 juniors, it's suffice to say you're likely to have 3 seniors come race time of ~ 2"20 or better & more pertintently, they will be far more used to the conditions then paula & also they can work as a team against her
                          If this was the Olympic qualifying race, they won't suddenly come up with new, different athletes, and they already had to peak (at least to some extent) to make the team.
                          Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Jon
                            Originally posted by eldrick
                            i think paula's odds just dropped thru the floor...
                            Zhang is a junior and so, according to IAAF/IOC rules, cannot compete in the marathon in Beijing. It's senior athletes only.
                            on the beijing marathon entry form last october it said all runners must be at least 18 years of age and at least a couple of the top women (all juniors) were not 18, but were allowed to compete. also like the botson marathon and i believe the fukuoka marathon have minimal standards for marathon qualification, but a proven runner can debut at these races.. and this new world junior record holder might be exemy from the rule.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Powell
                              Originally posted by eldrick
                              if you have a talent base which produces 2"22 juniors, it's suffice to say you're likely to have 3 seniors come race time of ~ 2"20 or better & more pertintently, they will be far more used to the conditions then paula & also they can work as a team against her
                              If this was the Olympic qualifying race, they won't suddenly come up with new, different athletes, and they already had to peak (at least to some extent) to make the team.
                              only 1 place was up for grabs :

                              http://www.iaaf.org/OLY08/news/kind=2/n ... ing+xiamen

                              The Chinese federation had promised the third Olympic berth to the Xiamen marathon winner if the time was under 2:24, therefore Zhang will be the third competitor in Beijing should she choose to run the Marathon because she has qualified for both 5000m and 10,000m as well.

                              Two Chinese runners, World Championships silver medallist Zhou Chunxiu and Zhu Xiaolin, who finished fourth in Osaka, had been selected for the Olympic team earlier
                              zhou & zhu can prepare at their leisure for bejiing

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