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  • Rieti 2008

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    http://www.rietimeeting.com/info/results/re0020040.html

    Dibaba going for the 5000m WR - she's got Alminova and Komyagina to do the pace and Dibaba senior and junior are also in the field.

    Powell in the 100m.

    Is it necessary to have 23 women in the mile?!
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  • #2
    Re: Rieti 2008

    Originally posted by nevetsllim
    Is it necessary to have 23 women in the mile?!
    Maybe they have a lot of rabbits???

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    • #3
      Wow, 4 US men in the three races 800m and longer (Symmonds 800, Lagat and Lukezic 1500, Solinsky 5000)...must be some sort of post-OG record. Sorry but I'm in the "glass less than half full mode" w/regard to US men's distance performance on the track. Maybe that's for another thread.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by DrJay
        Wow, 4 US men in the three races 800m and longer (Symmonds 800, Lagat and Lukezic 1500, Solinsky 5000)...must be some sort of post-OG record. Sorry but I'm in the "glass less than half full mode" w/regard to US men's distance performance on the track. Maybe that's for another thread.
        and teg and meb ran brussels on friday, so really 6 usa runners 800 and up in high level competition on the track this week.

        what other track 800-10k runners do we have that can get into these kind of meets? maybe fam in the steeple, abdi, and rupp in the 10k, lamong and manzano are probably 1-2 years away from brussels type fields, reiti would be good for them, maybe ritz in the 10k if he had not just run a marathon, webb definetely should be running the top meets when he is in top form, but he has not done good at all this year, so it's probably just as well he did not run.

        wheating maybe in 2-3 years we dont have a lot of depth. even if everyone wanted to run.

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        • #5
          Will Craig Pickering break 10 on Sunday?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by pherekydes
            Will Craig Pickering break 10 on Sunday?
            I seriously doubt it. Has he even been close this year - no PB as I remember.

            I think his running style is - lets just say forced, very powerful. Looks like he tries way to hard - I don't think he will ever do it unless it is with the right conditions on his best day with a 2.0w and then I would say 9.99. IMHO

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            • #7
              Originally posted by pherekydes
              Will Craig Pickering break 10 on Sunday?
              I think he needs to break 10.10 first.
              ...and I am not even sure he has broken 10.15 this year....
              ...so, No, it's not going to happen.

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              • #8
                Didnt Craig run a 10.19 into a big head wind earlier in the season???

                After that i really fancied he would get down to 10.0X but it doesnt seem to happen for him, as "proof" said earlier he seems to be trying to hard and lets the pressure get to him.

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                • #9
                  Women's steeplechase looks good - Dominguez vs. Volkova along with others from the Beijing final:

                  http://www.rietimeeting.com/files/f96fb ... 0d-78.html

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                  • #10
                    Re: Rieti 2008

                    Originally posted by nevetsllim
                    Dibaba going for the 5000m WR - she's got Alminova and Komyagina to do the pace and her Dibaba senior and junior are also in the field
                    i can't see the point of going after her own record

                    she may have been better off going for either a 1500 or a 3k

                    kennster at least has some "imagination" by trying 1500s & 3ks in past few years - she doesn't seem to

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                    • #11
                      A fast 1.500m or an all-time 3.000m performance won:t put nearly as much money in the bank as a WR bonus, rather far far from it.

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                      • #12
                        an interesting competitor in the womens mile is kenya's 800 meter specialist janeth jepkosgei, i wonder if this is a one time move up, or is she thinking of competing regularly in the wide open 1500 rather than always having to be second to jelimo?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by EPelle
                          A fast 1.500m or an all-time 3.000m performance won:t put nearly as much money in the bank as a WR bonus, rather far far from it.
                          tell that to kennster

                          he did 3 1500s in past 2y ( not including this one ) & he had 0 chance of threatening the wr & getting a bonus

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                          • #14
                            No, I don:t have to tell that to Bekele. Dibaba is aiming for a WR, not a 1.500m speedwork session. Bekele last set a 5.000m WR when?

                            Is Bekele Dibaba? No. Are their financial goals equal and one-and-the-same? No.

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                            • #15
                              & what "speedwork" was kennster aiming for at end of season bashes in shanghai in past 2y ?

                              bekele last set a 5k wr 4y ago - so what ?

                              he has less than a handful of serious goes at it every year, same as diby, so are you advocating he doesn't take "5k wr chasing" serious enough because he doesn't attempt it week-in-week-out ?

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