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  • ¶2012 OG: m5000–Mo Farah 13:41.66 wins 5/10 double

    T&FN formchart advancers to final

    1. Mo Farah (Great Britain)
    2. Dejen Gebremeskel (Ethiopia)
    3. Bernard Lagat (USA)
    4. Hagos Gebrhiwet (Ethiopia)
    5. Isiah Koech (Kenya)
    6. Yenew Alamirew (Ethiopia)
    7. Thomas Longosiwa (Kenya)

    8. Edwin Soi (Kenya)
    9. Galen Rupp (USA)
    10. Moses Kipsiro (Uganda)

  • #2
    Re: 2012 OG: m5000–

    Olympic Record: 12.57,82, Kenenisa Bekele, ETH, Beijing 2008

    2008 Results: G-Kenenisa Bekele, ETH, 12.57,82OR; S-Eliud Kipchoge, KEN, 13.02,80; B-Edwin Soi, KEN, 13.06,22
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    • #3
      Re: 2012 OG: m5000–

      Would like to see Farah do well...but it's his race to lose and I have a feeling the Ethiopian's are going to spoil his gold chances. And Rupp may surpize...he'sin the form of his life right now. Don't expect him to medal but he'll be in the fight and finish in top 6-7.

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      • #4
        Re: 2012 OG: m5000–

        Rupp has to be considered a more serious contender here.

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        • #5
          Re: 2012 OG: m5000–

          So what's the opinion on Lagat's chances?

          If, in order to avoid a repeat of the 10K results and Mo & Rupp's big kick, the East Africans take it out hard from the gun and push the pace, where does that leave Lagat?

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          • #6
            Re: 2012 OG: m5000–

            Originally posted by Randy Treadway
            So what's the opinion on Lagat's chances?

            If, in order to avoid a repeat of the 10K results and Mo & Rupp's big kick, the East Africans take it out hard from the gun and push the pace, where does that leave Lagat?
            I don't think Gebremeskel and Gebrhiwet are afraid of Farah, Lagat, Rupp or anyone else. They have run sub 12:50 this season and still had a crazy kick at the end, I see those two as the favorites regardless of the pace and tactics. The field is stronger in this event compared to the 5000.

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            • #7
              Re: 2012 OG: m5000–

              you gotta go with mo again.

              this time in the final however it will really be every man for himself.
              moe helped rupp for sure to that silver while assisting his own chances too.
              in the 5k however look for rupp to not give mo one or two steps this time at the bell.
              this time it will be really who is the best man, now rupp has the benefit of understanding the reality of his predicament and condition. it's real man. the 11.03 100m is real.
              and it'll really kill em all.

              that big fast race in 12:4x where nearly everyone drafted off a fast pace is kind of screwing up peoples analysis. when you get such a cordial perfect draft pace in nearly perfect conditions, the 62 second lap is easy as a 63-64 alone.

              since rupps and moe's workouts are harder than the 10k final they just ran, it figures that they will be super ready for the 5k. that 10k they just ran might be even considered good training on its own! only the super fit could venture to say that...

              look for the ethopians to be more respectful of al-sal group. times are a changing.

              with all that said, this race is much harder to pick, with so many legitimate contenders.

              ok moe has to be favorite = gold
              again rupp for silver
              ethopia gets the bronze again.
              and in kenya, heads roll.

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              • #8
                Re: 2012 OG: m5000–

                After the 10k and 1500, this is going to be an amazing race. One can only imagine the pressure on the Kenyan and Ethiopian teams.

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                • #9
                  Re: 2012 OG: m5000–

                  Originally posted by Randy Treadway
                  So what's the opinion on Lagat's chances?
                  If, in order to avoid a repeat of the 10K results and Mo & Rupp's big kick, the East Africans take it out hard from the gun and push the pace, where does that leave Lagat?
                  Sucking wind.

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                  • #10
                    Re: 2012 OG: m5000–

                    Farah & Lomong in heat one (along with a host of others, natually)

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                    • #11
                      Re: 2012 OG: m5000–

                      Heat 1 leaders: 2.49,96 - 4.30,5e - 5.35,87 - 8.19,44 - 8.51,2e - 10.58,82 - 13.25,24 (2.58 last 1200m/2.26,42/54 last lap)

                      Farah: 3rd, 13.26,00-Q; Lomong: 4th, 13.26,16-Q

                      Heat 2 leaders: 2.06,5e (Mottram) - 2.38,57 - 4.15,5e - 5.19,87 (Rupp) - 8.07,93 (Mottram) - 10.49.03 (Kipsiro followed by Rupp) - 12.49,0e - 13.14,15 (54,29/1.55e/2.26,12).

                      Mottram took on the initial pacing, gave up the pace to Rupp. Pace slowed somewhat. Mottram re-captured the lead near 3km. Kipsiro pushed the pace with four to go. Gebremeskel takes it. Four across for 2nd-6th, including Lagat. Rupp 6th.

                      Lagat: 13.15,45Q; Rupp: 13.17,56Q

                      e = estimated as athletes crossed line without clock stopping

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                      • #12
                        Re: 2012 OG: m5000–

                        Soi out in heats!

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                        • #13
                          Re: 2012 OG: m5000–

                          I'm not sure we learned anything during those two heats we didn't already know.

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                          • #14
                            Re: 2012 OG: m5000–

                            Originally posted by croflash
                            I'm not sure we learned anything during those two heats we didn't already know.
                            That Iguider isn't completely tired after three rounds of 1500?

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                            • #15
                              Re: 2012 OG: m5000–Gebremeskel leads Q to final at 13:15.15

                              13:24 doesn't advance. Fastest Q ever?

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