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  • #16
    Re: Could Kaki break the 1000m world record?

    Originally posted by dunedine
    If it is anything to go by, the three fastest ever over 1000m (Ngeny-Coe-Cram) were all sub 3:30 runners over 1500m - and Ngeny wasn't that particularly fast over 800 as far as his PB is concerned at least. So I wonder whether 1500m faculty could be weighing even more despite the event looking closer to the 800m.
    This is an interesting point to consider -- perhaps indeterminate given the small data set -- but, if one compares Kaki to the 7 other sub-2:14 at 1000m, 5 of the 7 (the three mentioned by dunedine plus Morceli and Baala) have sub-3:30 1500m (The other two -- Kimwetich and Wohlhuter -- have no 1500m times on their IAAF bios.)

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    • #17
      Re: Could Kaki break the 1000m world record?

      Originally posted by Master Po
      Originally posted by dunedine
      If it is anything to go by, the three fastest ever over 1000m (Ngeny-Coe-Cram) were all sub 3:30 runners over 1500m - and Ngeny wasn't that particularly fast over 800 as far as his PB is concerned at least. So I wonder whether 1500m faculty could be weighing even more despite the event looking closer to the 800m.
      This is an interesting point to consider -- perhaps indeterminate given the small data set -- but, if one compares Kaki to the 7 other sub-2:14 at 1000m, 5 of the 7 (the three mentioned by dunedine plus Morceli and Baala) have sub-3:30 1500m (The other two -- Kimwetich and Wohlhuter -- have no 1500m times on their IAAF bios.)
      I agree that the final 200m of a 1000 is crucial and favours the 1500m runner.

      (BTW: Wohlhuter was a good 1500m runner. He was ranked in the world's top 10 by TFN from 74 to 76. Ran 3:36.4 and won the US OT in 76. He finished 6th in the Montreal final and probably could have placed better had he not run the 800 first).

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      • #18
        Re: Could Kaki break the 1000m world record?

        Originally posted by andres9
        Originally posted by JumboElliott
        I don't know if Rudisha's rabbit is fast enough to take down Gray's record.
        Rudisha. 45.50 at 400 meters .
        I know, but Gray's 600m record seems to indicate that he was capable of running sub 45 in the 400m at the time. Plus Rudisha reached 600m in his WR in about 1:14. I don't know if he could cut a few seconds off that unless he used someone like Lashawn Merritt as a pacemaker.

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        • #19
          Re: Could Kaki break the 1000m world record?

          Originally posted by andres9
          Seb Coe.

          Lap 400. 51.14
          Lap 800. 1:44.56..!!

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvMxL3ia8TM
          Seldom saw Coe tie up like this at the end of either an 800 or a 1500. That 600-800 furlong was really fast.

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