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  • '09 Brussels m5000

    How do you think Teg is feeling, with Ritz having taken down the record he was hoping to claim someday? Does he have a sub-13:00 in him this week?

  • #2
    Unless the iffy weather forecast precludes this, perhaps the plethora of Kenyans in the race will decide to make Bekele run a fast pace and Teg and Solinsky can essentially try to run a similar race as Ritz did last week. Teg seems to have the turnover to maybe finish quicker than Ritz. It seems like a long time since Americans were not just afterthoughts in these big races. Can't wait!

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    • #3
      I do not think that Ritz lacked the leg turnover to do even better. Rather, he made a fabulous charge that petered out a bit 37 seconds too early. He passed Soi and still had steam and was gaining on Bekele and then lost a bit of steam and was passed by Soi. If he had continued to separate from Soi, he would have ended somewhere around 12:53 and would have done so without closing with a fast sprint but with a 29- last 200 and a 29 for the preceding one rather than 30+. 29 is quick but hard beyond the wheel speed that Ritz has. At least that is my reading of the finish. As it was he has a hell of a last 1000m.

      Interestingly, it seems like Teg was developing a strategy of closing hard the last 600-1200 meters but found he needed to have a little more umpf the last 400 and went to work developing it. Also interesting is that Teg and Ritz are once again chasing the top guys just like they did in that Junior cross race close to ten years ago -- and look who they were chasing.

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      • #4
        Thinking about it, your insights seem right on Mr. Marathon. Perhaps Teg and Solinsky will have to re-evaluation their training if they fall significantly short of Ritz's performance. A Lydiard (marathon training component) approach might have to be considered by them. On the other hand, wouldn't it be great to see a 12:52 something banner on Let's Run's front page later this afternoon!!

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        • #5
          Order Athlete Nation PB SB
          1 NDIWA, Mangata KEN 13:05.02 13:05.02
          2 ESPANA, Jesus ESP 13:10.73 13:10.73
          3 BETT, Josphat KEN 13:07.97 13:07.97
          4 CHERUIYOT, Jonas KEN 12:59.08 13:07.47
          5 KUMA, Abera ETH 13:33.54 13:33.54
          6 CHEBII, Abraham KEN 12:52.99 13:01.08
          7 SOLINSKY, Chris USA 13:12.24 13:18.41
          8 KOMON, Leonard KEN 12:58.24 12:58.24
          9 CHESARI, Jacob KEN 13:04.12 13:04.12
          10 TEGENKAMP, Matt USA 13:04.90 13:07.97
          11 ABDOSH, Ali ETH 12:59.56 12:59.56
          12 CHEPKOK, Vincent KEN 12:58.17 12:58.17
          13 EBUYA, Joseph KEN 12:51.00 13:00.22
          14 KOSGEI, Joseph KEN 13:11.32 14:01.33
          15 FARAH, Mo GBR 13:07.00 13:09.14
          16 KIGEN, Mike KEN 12:58.58 13:10.82
          17 KIPTOO, Mark KEN 12:57.62 12:57.62
          18 LONGOSIWA, Thomas KEN 12:51.95 13:03.43
          19 MERGA, Imane ETH 12:59.75 12:59.75
          20 ROTICH, Lucas KEN 12:58.70 12:58.70
          21 ESHO, Benson KEN
          22 KIPLIMO, Joseph KEN 13:09.34 13:09.34
          23 BEKELE, Kenenisa ETH 12:37.35 12:52.32

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          • #6
            Originally posted by glimp5k
            Thinking about it, your insights seem right on Mr. Marathon. Perhaps Teg and Solinsky will have to re-evaluation their training if they fall significantly short of Ritz's performance. A Lydiard (marathon training component) approach might have to be considered by them. On the other hand, wouldn't it be great to see a 12:52 something banner on Let's Run's front page later this afternoon!!
            I think that these guys are essentially training together in Portland, since Schumacher's bunch and Salazar's group are not really different even though they may get more individual work from the primary coach. I think the plan is for Jerry to take over more of Al's role, although I am not certain on this or its details.

            Also, looking at the list there are 11 sub-13 guys in this race, and most of them have done it (or almost done it) this season.

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            • #7
              12:54 pace at 1K

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              • #8
                Did Universal just totally FUBAR for anyone else?

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                • #9
                  Tegenkamp 12:58?!

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                  • #10
                    Teg about 12:58. Wow! Two Americans under 13:00 in a week.

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                    • #11
                      Bekele toyed with them so he could sprint, but it looked like Teg got 12:58.x

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                      • #12
                        Alright Tegs!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2 Americans under 13 in the same season. we only had one ever!

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                        • #13
                          Talk about waiting until the last moment. Dodgy, dodgy, dodgy.

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                          • #14
                            "He runs 12:58.56, does Tegenkamp."

                            My God, it's Rawson with a British accent.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Smoke
                              Alright Tegs!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2 Americans under 13 in the same season. we only had one ever!
                              Ahem.
                              12:58.21 Bob Kennedy (Nik) 08/14/96
                              12:59.22 Bernard Lagat (Nike) 07/28/06

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