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¶'09 WC mSteeple: Ezekiel Kemboi (Kenya) 8:00.43 MR

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  • #31
    Originally posted by Madd Marine
    True. Unfortunately it's also true that most of the time in the US and other places it's the guys who aren't very good at other events who shuttled into the steeple, unless you're in Kenya where they take the event seriously, as in very, and have their best guys giving it a go.
    The classic steeplechase athlete is 'too slow for the 1500, not strong enough for the 5000.'

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    • #32
      I ask again...does anyone now what happened to McAdams?

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      • #33
        Originally posted by Madd Marine
        unless you're in Kenya where they take the event seriously, as in very, and have their best guys giving it a go.
        not quite

        the best in the event are probably no better than 7'30 over flat

        the <7'30 guys ( as not a medal event ) are 1500 or 5k guys

        those not good enough to approach 3'30 or 12'50 - 12'55 do the SC

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        • #34
          Originally posted by pela2
          Best time for place for Koech. Not much of consolation prize
          pela2 - and if we're still counting correctly, this was Paul's 38th sub-8:10 career performance, with at least a couple more high-end races to go this season. But again, little consolation at this moment...

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          • #35
            Originally posted by lovetorun
            I ask again...does anyone now what happened to McAdams?
            He laid an egg.

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            • #36
              1 724 Ezekiel Kemboi KEN 8:00.43 (CR)
              2 736 Richard Kipkemboi Mateelong KEN 8:00.89 (PB)
              3 479 Bouabdellah Tahri FRA 8:01.18 (AR)
              4 733 Paul Kipsiele Koech KEN 8:01.26 (SB)
              5 409 Yacob Jarso ETH 8:12.13 (PB)
              6 406 Roba Gary ETH 8:12.40
              7 728 Brimin Kiprop Kipruto KEN 8:12.61
              8 425 Jukka Keskisalo FIN 8:14.47
              9 370 Eliseo Martín ESP 8:16.51 (SB)
              10 236 Tareq Mubarak Taher BRN 8:17.08
              11 1131 Benjamin Kiplagat UGA 8:17.82
              12 955 Abubaker Ali Kamal QAT 8:19.72
              13 973 Ruben Ramolefi RSA 8:32.54
              14 1081 Mustafa Mohamed SWE 8:35.77
              803 Jamel Chatbi MAR DNS

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              • #37
                Last night was the most stunning Kenyan performance ever. In any event.

                Kemboi and Mateelong did a victory lap together and down the homestretch hopped over the women's hurdles in synch.

                Kemboi also went into some wild dance moves, lay on his back on the track and wiggled his feet in the air.

                I've never seen Kenyans have fun before. And he has some wild swirls shaved into his head. The first punk Kenyan!

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by gh
                  Last night was the most stunning Kenyan performance ever. In any event.

                  Kemboi and Mateelong did a victory lap together and down the homestretch hopped over the women's hurdles in synch.

                  Kemboi also went into some wild dance moves, lay on his back on the track and wiggled his feet in the air.

                  I've never seen Kenyans have fun before. And he has some wild swirls shaved into his head. The first punk Kenyan!
                  He had the Nike logo on the back of his head :lol:

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                  • #39
                    did he really, or does your smiley indicate you're just kidding?

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by gh
                      did he really, or does your smiley indicate you're just kidding?
                      He really did: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACJHyY98vqs

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                      • #41
                        Great race. Not remotely surprised by Chatbi - had him marked down as a probable cheat ever since his 8:13 at the Mediterranean Games.

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by croflash
                          He had the Nike logo on the back of his head :lol:
                          Isn't this a violation of IAAF's advertising regulations? :P
                          Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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                          • #43
                            This result was a fix! Kipruto was clear favourite - number 1 all season and continued to show great form in the semis... however, in the final he just didnt try and it wasnt that he was tired as there was no tension or tiring strain whatever you want to call it. As a champion like that you dont just lose it like that.. I reckon there is politics in the kenyan camp - lets win it for kemboi! I dont think kipruto was too impessed with this decision so much that he didnt even particpate in the race.. He has so much to give evn so that when he was getting caught at the finish line he gave a little sprint - why would he do that if he was knackered!!! he didnt even celebrate with the team afterwards!!! This is a disgrace!! Its so clear to see! Kipruto is definantely upset big time! I can understand team tactics but this is ridiculous!!
                            DISGRACEFUL - makes a mockery out the worlds!

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                            • #44
                              Amazing 'chase with 4 guys sub-8:20. Tough to see Koech once again falter when it counts the most for the best steeplechaser over the last several years time-wise.

                              Amazing race for Kemboi and the French are stepping up to challenge the Kenyans (somewhat, anyway). Curious what happened with Kipruto.
                              "Long may you run"- Neil Young

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