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  • #46
    Re: ¶2012OT w800—Alysia Montaño 1:59.08

    In Daegu Vessey hit 400m at about 57-low which is probably her fastest opening 400 ever. She doesn't quite have the strength of the other top 800 m runners IMO. I'm surprises she never ran the 400m all that much after she left Cal Poly. It took her years to beat her college 400m PR.

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    • #47
      Re: ¶2012OT w800—Alysia Montaño 1:59.08

      Originally posted by 4:24-miler
      In Daegu Vessey hit 400m at about 57-low which is probably her fastest opening 400 ever. She doesn't quite have the strength of the other top 800 m runners IMO. I'm surprises she never ran the 400m all that much after she left Cal Poly. It took her years to beat her college 400m PR.
      57.5, in 7th place at 400, .3 behind Savinova. She lost ground from there on, except for Kenia Sinclair, whom she passed. Jepkosgei led at 55.9.

      400m PRs for 800 specialists are in most cases not very meaningful, as they don't race the 400 much. Of course, there are 400/800 runners who race both distances often. But, for example, Savinova has 72 800m marks in the Tilastopaja DB, just 7 400m marks, several of which are indoors. Her PR is 52.05i. BTW, I hadn't realized what a fantastic big-meet record she has:
      2009 Euros indoor 1st
      2009 WC 5th
      2010 World Indoor 1st
      2010 Euros 1st
      2011 Euro team champs 1st
      2011 World 1st

      She is going to have her hands full with Jelimo, I think. Can't wait!
      Cheers,
      Alan Shank
      Woodland, CA, USA

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      • #48
        Re: ¶2012OT w800—Alysia Montaño 1:59.08

        Originally posted by 110hedgeNYC
        She's also highly intelligent, articulate and likable.
        Do you realize how this sounds? Where do I begin? :?

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        • #49
          Re: ¶2012OT w800—Alysia Montaño 1:59.08

          Originally posted by jazzcyclist
          Originally posted by 110hedgeNYC
          She's also highly intelligent, articulate and likable.
          Do you realize how this sounds? Where do I begin? :?
          To me it sounds like 110 thinks Montano is highly intelligent, articulate and likable. I'd never heard her speak before and was very impressed with both her committed race tactics and her delightful interview. I'm a new fan.

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          • #50
            Re: ¶2012OT w800—Alysia Montaño 1:59.08

            Originally posted by marknhj
            Originally posted by jazzcyclist
            Originally posted by 110hedgeNYC
            She's also highly intelligent, articulate and likable.
            Do you realize how this sounds? Where do I begin? :?
            To me it sounds like 110 thinks Montano is highly intelligent, articulate and likable. I'd never heard her speak before and was very impressed with both her committed race tactics and her delightful interview. I'm a new fan.
            Agreed.

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            • #51
              Re: ¶2012OT w800—Alysia Montaño 1:59.08

              Originally posted by marknhj
              To me it sounds like 110 thinks Montano is highly intelligent, articulate and likable. I'd never heard her speak before and was very impressed with both her committed race tactics and her delightful interview. I'm a new fan.
              To me it sounds eerily like Joe Biden's comments about Obama back in 2007.

              http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/story?id=2838420&page=1

              The more things change, the more they stay the same. :cry:

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              • #52
                Re: ¶2012OT w800—Alysia Montaño 1:59.08

                Its a bit more difficult to master the lingo of the dominant culture and do well on all the exams based on your knowledge of it when you weren't raised in it, haven't lived it and had a culture of your own to master.

                But when and if you do, you're considered "intelligent and articulate." :lol:

                If you don't then, well, at least you can run. :?

                Anyway...

                If I'm Montsho I'm rethinking that strategy for London. With her speed I wonder why she doesnt settle in and use it to kick?

                I felt kind of bad for Vessey finishing last.
                The fool has said...there is no God. Psa 14

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                • #53
                  Re: ¶2012OT w800—Alysia Montaño 1:59.08

                  Is it just my imagination, or is there anyone else who thinks Anna Pierce may have missed a big opportunity here?

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                  • #54
                    Re: ¶2012OT w800—Alysia Montaño 1:59.08

                    Alysia interview with Flotrack (which is almost 7 minutes long):

                    http://www.flotrack.org/coverage/248612 ... pic-Trials

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                    • #55
                      Re: ¶2012OT w800—Alysia Montaño 1:59.08

                      Originally posted by 110hedgeNYC
                      great race by Alysia Montano.

                      she looked completely in command. She was running off of strength, as her legs looked a little heavy.

                      She will contend for a medal in London. She's that good.

                      She's also highly intelligent, articulate and likable. Would greatly prefer having Alysia be the designated media darling for U.S. women over Lolo Jones. More class, more charm, more interesting.
                      She could be if she wins a gold medal.

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