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  • Euro Indoor m3000: A not unexpected victory for Farah

    After a commanding performance. Other medalists also not surprising.

    1 118 Farah, Mo GBR 7:40.17 CR
    2 111 Tahri, Bouabdellah FRA 7:42.14
    3 53 España, Jesús ESP 7:43.29 SB
    4 69 Sánchez, Sergio ESP 7:45.29
    5 300 Bayrak, Selim TUR 7:45.46 NR
    6 123 McCormick, Nick GBR 7:52.07
    7 296 Walleräng, Olle SWE 7:56.44
    8 178 Yossef, Gezachw ISR 8:01.78
    9 52 España, Francisco ESP 8:03.45
    10 5 Pröll, Martin AUT 8:04.03
    11 117 Draper, Mark GBR 8:10.19
    12 169 Minczér, Albert HUN 8:10.55

  • #2
    Have to admit was getting very worried about Tahri near the end there, a couple of years ago Farah would have got the silver in that sort of race.

    Actually good to see GB employing some tactics that other nations use as well with Draper acting as a rabbit.
    Nick McCormick as well looks on course for having a good 5000m later this summer.

    Mo Farah has to be sub 13 minutes now outdoors, finally breaking the British record.

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    • #3
      i'd expect 12'50 - 12'55 from him this year

      i'd expect baumann's euro record to go

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Kai88
        Have to admit was getting very worried about Tahri near the end there, a couple of years ago Farah would have got the silver in that sort of race.

        Actually good to see GB employing some tactics that other nations use as well with Draper acting as a rabbit.
        Nick McCormick as well looks on course for having a good 5000m later this summer.

        Mo Farah has to be sub 13 minutes now outdoors, finally breaking the British record.
        So was I. After about 8-10 laps, I thought Farah had got it wrong and I was still worried in the final 400m because Tahri managed to stay in contact but I'm chuffed to bits for Mo
        http://twitter.com/Trackside2011

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        • #5
          blimey !

          mo looks to be on for a possible blockbuster performance at 5k

          he's got to be looking at 7'27 -7'30 off not much 1500 speed, say 3'35 - 3'37

          7'30 with

          3'35 -> ~ 12'54.6 , 26'55.8
          3'36 -> ~ 12'52.2 , 26'44.3
          3'37 -> ~ 12'49.7 , 26'32.7



          7'29 with

          3'35 -> ~ 12'51.7 , 26'46.7
          3'36 -> ~ 12'49.3 , 26'35.1
          3'37 -> ~ 12'46.8 , 26'23.6



          7'28 with

          3'35 -> ~ 12'48.8 , 26'37.6
          3'36 -> ~ 12'46.4 , 26'26.0
          3'37 -> ~ 12'43.9 , 26'14.4



          7'27 with

          3'35 -> ~ 12'45.9 , 26'28.5
          3'36 -> ~ 12'43.5 , 26'16.7
          3'37 -> ~ 12'41.0 , 26'05.3

          he'd be challenging the 10k wr if he was a 10k guy ( tergat-like ) !!!

          i'd revise his potential down to 12'45 - 12'50 this year

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          • #6
            Yes, Brit teamwork was great. Draper was perfect, every lap 30.5ish--and Mo was then set up to continue clicking off those 30.5s. Very wise tactic, given 3 hard-kicking Spaniards in the race. Actually very exciting: Tahri looked so relaxed, and it so hard to lead so long from early on in the race. Also great to see the 3 Brits justly taking the victory lap together.

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            • #7
              apologies to mo, i'll have to re-do those estimates in light of his 800pb - listed as 1'48.69 all the way back in '03 aged 20y

              even though he's been concentrating on longer distances since then, i'd have to think he shoud be currently capable of 1'47 - 1'48

              so trying 1'47 - 1'48 / 7'27 - 7'30

              1'47 with

              7'30 -> ~ 50.1 , 3'32.3 , 4'50.1 , 13'01.4 , 27'28.1
              7'29 -> ~ 50.2 , 3'32.0 , 4'49.6 , 12'59.1 , 27'21.7
              7'28 -> ~ 50.3 , 3'31.8 , 4'49.1 , 12'56.8 , 27'15.3
              7'27 -> ~ 50.3 , 3'31.5 , 4'48.7 , 12'54.5 , 27'09.0


              1'48 with

              7'30 -> ~ 50.9 , 3'33.2 , 4'50.8 , 12'59.0 , 27'16.7
              7'29 -> ~ 51.0 , 3'33.0 , 4'50.4 , 12'56.7 , 27'10.3
              7'28 -> ~ 51.0 , 3'32.8 , 4'49.9 , 12'54.4 , 27'03.9
              7'27 -> ~ 51.1 , 3'32.5 , 4'49.5 , 12'52.1 , 26'57.6

              looking at those, certainly <13 is possible & maybe all the way down to 12'55, but probably not any better

              however, he does look to have some serious walloping of his 1500 time to do - maybe even close to 3'32

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              • #8
                adding to my own post...

                Also happy for Mo because his last Euro Indoor 3000 was a tactical disaster, running all over the place, accelerating and decelerating. This year: perfect!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by eldrick
                  1'47 with

                  7'30 -> ~ 50.1 , 3'32.3 , 4'50.1 , 13'01.4 , 27'28.1


                  1'48 with

                  7'30 -> ~ 50.9 , 3'33.2 , 4'50.8 , 12'59.0 , 27'16.7

                  looking at those, certainly <13 is possible & maybe all the way down to 12'55, but probably not any better
                  eldrick states: 10k = ( 2 * 5k ) + 1'00; Farah's PB is 27.44,54 in an all-out, non-tactical race, or far short of 27.14 (13.07 x 2 + 1.00). What will his 5,000m time be with guesses at 1.48/7.32 and a known 10,000m?

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                  • #10
                    Farah looks to me to be closest to Bob Kennedy:

                    BK: 3.38,32 ..... 3.56,21y ..... 7.30,84 ..... 7.42,29i ..... 8.11,59y ..... 12.58,21 ..... 27.37,45
                    MF: 3.38,02 ..... 3.56,49y ..... 7.38,15 ..... 7.34,47i ..... 8.20,47y ..... 13.07,00 ..... 27.44,54

                    Farah's outdoor 3.000m will drop considerably in a non-interrupted outdoor 2009 season. He may not opt for any 1.500m/mile races. He has the capability of running faster than 8.20 for 2-miles, and will need to if he's looking at sub-13.00 for 5.000m (4.10-8.20-13.30-kick in metres). How much faster is up for grabs, as the 3.000m is a beast of a race to run at 60-flat pace average (2.26-2.27-2.28 closer).

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by EPelle
                      eldrick states: 10k = ( 2 * 5k ) + 1'00; Farah's PB is 27.44,54 in an all-out, non-tactical race, or far short of 27.14 (13.07 x 2 + 1.00). What will his 5,000m time be with guesses at 1.48/7.32 and a known 10,000m?
                      well, that is for = strong 5k/10k guys ( geb, kennster, & perhaps going back a bit: henry rono & ron clarke )

                      mo is primarily a 3k/5k guy, with best distance unfortunately looking to be 3k

                      10k is far from being his best distance & i woudn't seriously use his pb for any meaningful analysis

                      1'48/7'32 -> ~ 3'33.7 , 13'03.7 , 27'29.4 ( if that helps in any way )

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