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  • can chris solinsky be the next bruce bickford?

    and rank # 1 in the world in the 10k? i cant find any mens 10k's in the european schedule, so based on what has happened so far solinsky would probably rank #1.

    the 10km on the track other than in championship meets on the international elite level is starting to become an endangered event.

    there is a womans 10k in ostrava on thursday, but does anyone know of any mens 10k's where the likes of k. bekele (injured so far) kipchoge, tadesse, ebuya, etc. that level of runners would likely be at?

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    Re: can chris solinsky be the next bruce bickford?

    Originally posted by doug091463
    and rank # 1 in the world in the 10k? i cant find any mens 10k's in the european schedule, so based on what has happened so far solinsky would probably rank #1.

    the 10km on the track other than in championship meets on the international elite level is starting to become an endangered event.

    there is a womans 10k in ostrava on thursday, but does anyone know of any mens 10k's where the likes of k. bekele (injured so far) kipchoge, tadesse, ebuya, etc. that level of runners would likely be at?
    I always thought they had a 5K and 10K at the Ivo van Damme in Brussels. Or have they chosen one over the other this year, and they've gone with the 5K?

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    • #3
      Re: can chris solinsky be the next bruce bickford?

      Brussels didn't have a 10000m last year.

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        Re: can chris solinsky be the next bruce bickford?

        an event as time-consuming as a 10K is antithetical to what the Diamond League people are trying to accomplish in terms of fan-friendly, TV-watchable meets that appeal to a full spectrum of people.

        And Hengelo not having one either.

        The wild card may be a Kenyan with slow times who wins the African Champs in Nairobi and the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

        Or one of the Kenyans with a sparkling record in the competitive Japanese Corporate Leagues. Like Muchiri last year, who ran four Japanese 10Ks: 26:57.36, 26:58.40, 27:19.11, 27:40.32. That kind of thing would obviously trump Solinsky's single race (which by all accounts will remain so).

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        • #5
          Re: can chris solinsky be the next bruce bickford?

          Does the #1 comment refer to ranking or mark, which are correlated by very much not the same thing?

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          • #6
            Re: can chris solinsky be the next bruce bickford?

            Originally posted by 26mi235
            Does the #1 comment refer to ranking or mark, which are correlated by very much not the same thing?
            Ranking. On the other side of the coin Pre in 1974 had the fastest 10K with his solo 27:43, but was ranked 7th or something like that.

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              Re: can chris solinsky be the next bruce bickford?

              Originally posted by 26mi235
              Does the #1 comment refer to ranking or mark, which are correlated by very much not the same thing?
              Ranking, as in T&FN's World Ranking. Otherwise
              "based on what has happened so far solinsky would probably rank #1"
              wouldn't make sense. Solinsky does rank #1 if we're just talking about marks.

              Solinsky '10 won't be Bickford '85 though, because Bickford ran more than one race and won a big GP invite (Stockholm). As gh pointed out, Solinsky has said this was his only 10k for the year.

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