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  • Dunn gets A Standard

    In Tijuana, at the Mexican Walk Week, Philip Dunn finished 9th in the 50km race with a time of 3:59:12 this morning (3/21). This assures that Philip will be representing the USA in Athens at the 50km distance, joining US Champion Curt Clausen who achieved his A standard performance in winning the US Olympic Trials on 2/15 in Chula Vista. Athens will be Dunn's second trip to the Olympics and Clausen's third. Fourth place OT 50km finisher Sean Albert has the best chance to make the 3rd slot on the team, should he finish under 4:00 in the IAAF World Cup held May 1-2 in Naumberg, Germany.

  • #2
    Re: Dunn gets A Standard

    Let's not forget about the canucks:

    Tim Berrett (Canada) 5th place - 3:50:21 (PB by 2 seconds)

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    • #3
      Re: Dunn gets A Standard

      Note that PĂ©rez beats Korzeniowski by 8 second, and that the Pole is only 2 seconds ahead of Brugnetti, who improves by something like 1:40 over his old best, from back in '00. Not bad at age 27.

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      • #4
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        Plus Brugnetti is really a 50k specialist - and the world champion from 1999 as well. Of course Korzeniowski is primarily a 50k guy, too, which makes his second place so close to the 20k WR holder a very impressive achievement.
        Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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        • #5
          Re: Dunn gets A Standard

          Of course Korzeniowski is primarily a 50k guy, too, which makes his second place so close to the 20k WR holder a very impressive achievement.

          ...and a tad bit disheartening for anyone who thinks thay have a shot at beating him. Wonder if he'll be the first guy under 3:35 for 50km. Its only like 2 seconds a mile better than his best, which isn't too much of a stretch (says the slow guy - lol).

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          • #6
            Re: Dunn gets A Standard

            Well done to Philip Dunn, and quite a return for Tim Berrett.

            Yes, disheartening his opponents is Robert's specialism.

            He has only one 50km left to do however, and that is at Athens, probably in high temperatures.

            In his interview in the latest Race Walking Record, Robert predicts the time needed to win as 3:43:00 to 3:43:30.

            Tim

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            • #7
              Re: Dunn gets A Standard

              >Plus Brugnetti is really a 50k specialist - and the world champion from 1999 as
              >well. >>

              Doh! I have to admit I had forgotten that he is one of the most unknown world champs ever, an original silver medalist not being upgraded until more than two years after the fact when the Skurygin drug DQ finally came down the pike.

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