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  • mump boy
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    Originally posted by joeltetreault
    Guess Wanjiru vs. Geb in Berlin is on! Hopefully both make it to the start line.

    (from the front page)
    http://www.nation.co.ke/sports/athletic ... index.html
    woop woop

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  • joeltetreault
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    Guess Wanjiru vs. Geb in Berlin is on! Hopefully both make it to the start line.

    (from the front page)
    http://www.nation.co.ke/sports/athletic ... index.html

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  • eldrick
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    worth considering that logic dictates you can't bank on winning an og M in temperate climes ( '12 ) dependent on best endurance ( because temperate climes don't hurt enough to smash up fields ) at 39y ( far too ole for sprint in sprint either )

    when he gave up peking, he kissed away '12 with it

    it's money now...

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  • joeltetreault
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    Another good article on Geb (from the timesonline):

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/ ... 542399.ece

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  • joeltetreault
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    Originally posted by Powell
    Originally posted by joeltetreault
    It will be interesting to see what Geb does for a fall marathon if Wanjiru is doing Berlin. Amsterdam again?
    Geb was quoted here saying he was going to do the Berlin Marathon again next year.
    Thanks for the link. What I read a few months before was that he was considering doing the World Champs instead or a different fall marathon. Of course if he does indeed race Wanjiru and others in Berlin, no doubt that will be one of the most exciting marathons of the year.

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  • Cyril
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    Originally posted by The Captain
    Geb is wonderful, one of the sport's really nice guys, with a fantastic legacy. That's why it's so frustrating to me that he only seems to run time trials.
    Obviously, at some point Geb will need to hang up the shoes. He has kept the motor running at the highest level for an unprecidented amount of time. He has done this by being selective in his racing. For most of his career he has targeted championship meets and resisted over racing which cost him appearance money.

    At this stage is about making some money. As we all know, even at the highest level of this sport, pros make a fraction of what they make in other sports. He has all the competitive honors he needs. Why not go for the cash while his legs are still willing to cooperate?

    His legacy is intact.

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  • The Captain
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    Geb is wonderful, one of the sport's really nice guys, with a fantastic legacy. That's why it's so frustrating to me that he only seems to run time trials.

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  • Cyril
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    Wow, you guys are really searching. With all the trouble this sport has had over the last ten years, Geb has been one of the shining lights. He has always been a class act.

    Hell, he could have retired years ago with a solid place in the sport's history. But he continues to perform at the highest level.

    As Eldrick mentioned, he has done enough to race what he wants without caring about what any of us think.

    There are plenty of athletes in this sport to point fingers at....Geb is not one of them. I would prefer not to tarnish one of the sports heros.

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  • tandfman
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    It will be very interesting to see how that plays out, won't it?

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  • Powell
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    Originally posted by joeltetreault
    It will be interesting to see what Geb does for a fall marathon if Wanjiru is doing Berlin. Amsterdam again?
    Geb was quoted here saying he was going to do the Berlin Marathon again next year.

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  • tandfman
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    You're right. I was thinking just of the course.

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  • The Captain
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    Nah, Chicago would have a strong field. Amsterdam could be "manipulated".

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  • tandfman
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    Originally posted by joeltetreault
    Amsterdam again? It would be great to see him in NYC but that wouldn't exactly fit his current WR focus.
    Maybe Chicago?

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  • joeltetreault
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    From Pat Butcher's website:

    http://www.globerunner.org/blog/?p=97

    Seems like Geb only cares about running for time now, which explains his choice in races. So it comes down to - you either like time trials or you don't.

    It will be interesting to see what Geb does for a fall marathon if Wanjiru is doing Berlin. Amsterdam again? It would be great to see him in NYC but that wouldn't exactly fit his current WR focus.

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  • Flumpy
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    Originally posted by mump boy
    bump
    Do you know what 'bump' is used for? Or did you mean 'mump'!!!

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