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  • dal4018
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    Re: '09 Paris GL w800m - [Anna Willard 1:58.80]

    Originally posted by pela2
    Startlist

    Hazel Clark USA
    Elisa Cusma Piccione ITA
    Élodie Guégan FRA
    Lucia Klocová SVK
    Marilyn Okoro GBR
    Anna Rostkowska POL
    Shannon Rowbury USA
    Natalya Tsyganova RUS
    Maggie Vessey USA
    Anna Willard USA
    Oksana Zbrozhek RUS
    Too bad Jelimo wasn't in this race

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  • rasb
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    Originally posted by 3a
    Originally posted by rasb
    [ the training is not all that different. .
    Shows how much you know.
    Well, having actually coached many good female athletes, who ran fast at 800, 1500, 3000 and the 5000 at World Cross Country Champs., I feel I know quite a bit about it. Of course, there are different seasonal emphases
    in the training, but top 1500/3000 metre runners in the weeks leading up to a major goal or peak, can run very fast at 800 metres. That's just a fact, and not a theory for me. Been there, done that (or more accurately) coached that.

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  • gh
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    Originally posted by Ruth Wysocki
    Originally posted by gh
    Willard now No. 16 American ever, one slot ahead of Robin Campbell.
    ...and I hang on to my spot by a thread for a little bit longer!

    You'll always be No. 1 to me, Ruthie! :-)

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  • Walt Murphy
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    Originally posted by lovetorun
    I can't wait to see how Willard and Barringer do against each other and a fast international field in the steeple...could this happen before Berlin?
    probably not--I've heard that Willard will skip the steeple at the Worlds

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  • tandfman
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    Originally posted by Spickard
    No Vessey?
    I saw a report that said she tweaked a hamstring warming up.

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  • 3a
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    Originally posted by rasb
    [ the training is not all that different. .
    Shows how much you know.

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  • K.I.R.
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    Originally posted by rasb
    Other than the rare 400/800 metre beast, the training is not all that different. .
    Wrong.

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  • lovetorun
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    I can't wait to see how Willard and Barringer do against each other and a fast international field in the steeple...could this happen before Berlin?

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  • rasb
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    Originally posted by 3a
    Originally posted by Rineanna
    She walloped some of the best 800m runners out there!

    Willard and Barringer amaze me.

    Actually, out of the 800m, 1500m, and 3000m s/c, isn't the steeplechase now their weakest event on paper? I know their times are due for significant revision once they get in a fast race, but Willard could medal in the 800m if she had qualified.
    I'm not sure the field constituted "some of the best 800m runners out there" Beijing Final =

    1 4 Pamela Jelimo KEN 1:54.87 (WJ)
    2 7 Janeth Jepkosgei KEN 1:56.07 (SB)
    3 8 Hasna Benhassi MAR 1:56.73 (SB)
    4 6 Svetlana Klyuka RUS 1:56.94 .
    5 2 Maria de Lurdes Mutola MOZ 1:57.68 (SB)
    6 3 Kenia Sinclair JAM 1:58.24 (SB)
    7 9 Yuliya Krevsun UKR 1:58.73

    So She'd have finished 8th. BUT surely her potential lies within this distance. How can someone get their event of choice so wrong? :shock:
    What are you talking about? Ignore the hurdles and the water for a moment, and reflect on all the wonderful athletes, male and female, who were able to achieve very high level performances between the distances of 800 m. and 3000 m, and often longer as well... Other than the rare 400/800 metre beast, the training is not all that different. And athletes who are getting ready to run fast at 1500 or 3000 metres are fully capable of running very fast at 800 metres, with the proviso that they don't want to hammer the first lap too hard....

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  • 3a
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    Originally posted by Rineanna
    She walloped some of the best 800m runners out there!

    Willard and Barringer amaze me.

    Actually, out of the 800m, 1500m, and 3000m s/c, isn't the steeplechase now their weakest event on paper? I know their times are due for significant revision once they get in a fast race, but Willard could medal in the 800m if she had qualified.
    I'm not sure the field constituted "some of the best 800m runners out there" Beijing Final =

    1 4 Pamela Jelimo KEN 1:54.87 (WJ)
    2 7 Janeth Jepkosgei KEN 1:56.07 (SB)
    3 8 Hasna Benhassi MAR 1:56.73 (SB)
    4 6 Svetlana Klyuka RUS 1:56.94 .
    5 2 Maria de Lurdes Mutola MOZ 1:57.68 (SB)
    6 3 Kenia Sinclair JAM 1:58.24 (SB)
    7 9 Yuliya Krevsun UKR 1:58.73

    So She'd have finished 8th. BUT surely her potential lies within this distance. How can someone get their event of choice so wrong? :shock:

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  • 3a
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    Originally posted by paulthefan
    stunning...has more beauty ever graced a track?..
    Eh, a little perspective needed, perhaps?


    But Anna Willard is most definitely in the wrong event, let's not get carried away though - hardly a stellar field.

    Also, If Okoro ever learned to race she would have won that race comfortably and sub 1'58. Why does she insist on sprinting to the front and ten meters ahead at that?!

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  • rasb
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    Originally posted by Ruth Wysocki
    Originally posted by gh
    Willard now No. 16 American ever, one slot ahead of Robin Campbell.
    ...and I hang on to my spot by a thread for a little bit longer!
    Good one, Ruth ! I assume you are not hoping for the USA girls to run more slowly... :wink:

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  • rudeboy
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    I have to say she looked great down that final stretch. It looks like she can go faster.

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  • Ruth Wysocki
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    Originally posted by gh
    Willard now No. 16 American ever, one slot ahead of Robin Campbell.
    ...and I hang on to my spot by a thread for a little bit longer!

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  • gh
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    Willard now No. 16 American ever, one slot ahead of Robin Campbell.

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