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  • #76
    Re: 2012 OG: m5000–Gebremeskel leads Q to final at 13:15.15

    Originally posted by Dutra5
    Originally posted by j-a-m
    Originally posted by ATK
    Wow with 100m to go Lagat gets tripped up...
    Would've been interesting to see what he'd be able to do otherwise.
    Don't think he'd have had the gear needed to win but he might have medaled.

    I thought Iguider was going to win with a lap to go.
    He would have gotten or been way closer for bronze.

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    • #77
      Re: ¶2012 OG: m5000–Mo Farah 13:41.67 wins 5/10 double

      Originally posted by catson52
      I for one long for the 1956-1960 races, with Kuts and Halberg showing true guts.
      Shouldn't that be

      Halberg and Kuts
      Showing true guts,
      But this slow pace
      Was driving me nuts.

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      • #78
        Re: ¶2012 OG: m5000–Mo Farah 13:41.67 wins 5/10 double

        given the finish time, 4:00 not all that impressive - but the last lap was adrenaline then to last 100 - gutted it out. Big ups for Mo.

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        • #79
          Re: ¶2012 OG: m5000–Mo Farah 13:41.67 wins 5/10 double

          Originally posted by no one
          4;00 last mile? so says BBC about Farah
          Very possible. The clock was 8.42,95 at 3.000m, with five laps remaining. Last 2km split from Alamirew leading to Farah, finishing, was 4.58,72. Farah's last 2k was faster.

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          • #80
            Re: ¶2012 OG: m5000–Mo Farah 13:41.67 wins 5/10 double

            Originally posted by no one
            4;00 last mile? so says BBC about Farah
            First mile in about 4:47, last mile in about 3:58.

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            • #81
              Re: ¶2012 OG: m5000–Mo Farah 13:41.66 wins 5/10 double

              Rupp was bound and determined to stick to the inside of lane 1 like glue. Can't do that in the last two laps of a sit-and-kick elite 5K race. He lost contact when they took off. Truth be told, he looked tired over the last 200m. Lagat got himself boxed too.

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              • #82
                Re: ¶2012 OG: m5000–Mo Farah 13:41.66 wins 5/10 double

                The noise in this stadium is like something i have never experienced before....
                8-)
                My heart is still in the Caribbean....

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                • #83
                  Re: ¶2012 OG: m5000–Mo Farah 13:41.66 wins 5/10 double

                  Good work T&FN! Formchart #1, 2, 3, 5 finished 1, 2, 4, 5. Pretty impressive forecasting for a race as wide open as this one. And without the bump w/100 to go, I think Lagat would've reached the predicted 3rd.

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                  • #84
                    Re: ¶2012 OG: m5000–Mo Farah 13:41.66 wins 5/10 double

                    Originally posted by shivfan
                    The noise in this stadium is like something i have never experienced before....
                    8-)
                    For cheering fans, and not for the home town favorite, I would have liked to be in the Helsinki stadium, when Zatopek entered at the end of the marathon.

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                    • #85
                      Re: ¶2012 OG: m5000–Mo Farah 13:41.66 wins 5/10 double

                      agree with Treadway - both positioned themselves 'less than optimally' for a rce of this magnitude and with the other players. When everyone actually jumped into overdrive - Galen was left - altho I agree he looked spent. Don't understand why athletes of this caliber prefer (it seems) to run inside lanes and boxed - haven't really paid attention to others (than USA) over the years to see if they have the same inclination.

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                      • #86
                        Re: ¶2012 OG: m5000–Mo Farah 13:41.66 wins 5/10 double

                        I thought Lagat was right where he'd need to be to win. If this race is 3 or 4 years ago I think he wins. He doesn't have the same zip he once did.

                        With Rupp he probably would have been better served trying to pull a Viren and slowly winding it up over the final 600m but you never know how emotion plays in these races and it's possible that there's a bit of a letdown for a guy who'd just won the first medal at a distance in 48 years. It doesn't take much at this level.

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                        • #87
                          Re: ¶2012 OG: m5000–Mo Farah 13:41.66 wins 5/10 double

                          A 4-7-10 finish feels kind of a disappointment. I never thought I'd see the day when that was the USA's result in a 5k, let alone feel disappointed about it.

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                          • #88
                            Re: ¶2012 OG: m5000–Mo Farah 13:41.66 wins 5/10 double

                            Don't know about anyone else but I have had it with these olympic distance "races"...why not just let them run 2 laps and sprint to the finish...13:41...OMG...I might be wrong but I think Bob Schul ran faster than that 52 years ago in Tokyo...these guys are not olympic champions if they continue to run races this way...other than the British homers, fans who paid big money can't be thrilled with this type of running...that is if you are being honest.

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                            • #89
                              Re: ¶2012 OG: m5000–Mo Farah 13:41.66 wins 5/10 double

                              Kuts was faster in 1956 in a "solo run", and Halberg was close in 1960. Schul was slightly slower in driving rain at Tokyo, in a somewhat slow race.

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                              • #90
                                Re: ¶2012 OG: m5000–Mo Farah 13:41.66 wins 5/10 double

                                Rupp ws in a perfect spot with, what, 500 to go? If he had it in him, he should have gone then, but he just didn't have it in his legs.

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