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  • #16
    Originally posted by beebee View Post
    You folks are unreal....and saturated with double standards. If this very talented young woman were American or European you same people would be having orgasms.
    How is it a double standard to state the facts, i.e. that she runs faster indoors than out? People here made the same kind of comments on Lavillenie last year, noticing that his outdoor form was nowhere near as good as indoors, even though he was still the clear no. 1 in the world.
    Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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    • #17
      Anyone know why she's not entered in Birmingham Mile?
      She announced in November she'd go for TWO World Records INdoors---the 5K in Stockholm, and the Mile in Birmingham!

      One done.
      The Mile?

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      • #18
        Originally posted by mcgato View Post
        Also a lot of the Qatar athletes come from other countries and change their name when they change countries. So he may not be totally unknown.
        Jon Mulkeen tweeted that he's from the Sudan, and switched to Qatar a month ago.
        Also, he ran 45.74 (OUTdoors?) as a "guest" at last year's Emir Cup.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by aaronk View Post
          Anyone know why she's not entered in Birmingham Mile?
          She announced in November she'd go for TWO World Records INdoors---the 5K in Stockholm, and the Mile in Birmingham!

          One done.
          The Mile?
          It's a shame, because that was a soft record for her to demolish but maybe it's because of the fact that the two events are so close one to each other. It's certainly a shame to be such in a great shape and run just ONE race but... I hope this helps her running faster outdoor.

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          • #20
            Incredible result from Dibaba!

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            • #21
              Originally posted by aaronk View Post
              Jon Mulkeen tweeted that he's from the Sudan, and switched to Qatar a month ago.
              Also, he ran 45.74 (OUTdoors?) as a "guest" at last year's Emir Cup.
              Which drastically increases the suspicion in his date of birth...

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Pakilo View Post
                Which drastically increases the suspicion in his date of birth...
                Can't one just go online and check the Sudanese birth registry?

                Perhaps Donald trump might be able to help here - he claimed to have become something of an expert and gained a lot knowledge and expertise on dubious African sourced birth records a few years back.

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                • #23
                  As to "Baby Baby", she lost 4 of 5 of her outdoor 3K/2M races, finishing 6th, 2nd, 4th and 3rd. She has three 8th places in world outdoor competition. She did win her two DL 5Ks, but got beaten handily by Ayana (10 seconds) in African Champs. In the 15, she set WR indoors, got beaten in 4:01 outdoors. She took two shots at 2K WR outdoors, which her indoor numbers indicated she should break, but fell short both times.

                  So, it's not just a matter of running faster indoors, and it's not a particularly small sample. Her competitive record outdoors, so far, is not great.
                  Cheers,
                  Alan Shank
                  Woodland, CA

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                  • #24
                    BTW, just another note about Genzebe Dibaba. This latest WR was another "runaway", no competition whatsoever, like her WR's indoors last year (won by 13+ over Obiri and 20+ over Ayana in 2 Mile). She tried to run away in Doha (5:37 in lead at 2K) and got handed her lunch by Obiri, Kipyegon, Cherono, Kibiwot and Ayana. She got outkicked by Cherono and Hassan in 3K at Brussels. The head-to-head close racing thing is not in her repertoire yet.

                    As a huge fan of the "Baby-Faced Destroyer", I would love to see "Baby Baby" win an outdoor WC or Olympic title -- maybe in Beijing? She certainly has the talent.

                    BTW again, "there is another".
                    Cheers,
                    Alan Shank
                    Woodland, CA

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                    • #25
                      The sample is small because the results from one year of outdoor races are strongly correlated. If she was not in great form for whatever reason it would have affected all of her races. Effectively a 'sample size' of not that much over one.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by 26mi235 View Post
                        The sample is small because the results from one year of outdoor races are strongly correlated. If she was not in great form for whatever reason it would have affected all of her races. Effectively a 'sample size' of not that much over one.
                        Well, not that strongly correlated. She did well in her 5000s, except the African champs. Also, it's not just about last season. In 2013, she was 3rd on year list in 1500, 8th in WC. In 2012, she won the world indoor, ran reasonably well outdoors, but finished 8th in her heat in the OG, having injured her hamstring. In 2009 and 2011, she was 8th in 5K, perhaps about what was expected of her at that time.
                        Cheers,
                        Alan Shank
                        Woodland, CA

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                        • #27
                          Why is the old article about Dibaba predicting her future WR on the front page TODAY??
                          For memory's sake?
                          LOL

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Sasuke View Post
                            After three jumps canadian Christabel Nettey is winning with a monster 6.99/22'93, world leading mark and national record but even more surprising is the result of a completely unknown man from Quatar, who doesn't even have an all-athletics page, who ran 45.39 in the 400m B heat!! And, according to Alfons Juck, he is still a junior (1997, first year!). Coached by Jama Aden.
                            He ran 44.68 in Sasolburg the other day (Sasolburg is one of those dreaded A sites, though). Supposing his DOB is legitimate, he's now #6 on the all-time junior outdoor list.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by LopenUupunut View Post
                              He ran 44.68 in Sasolburg the other day (Sasolburg is one of those dreaded A sites, though).
                              DP de Villiers stadium is at 1,485m (4,885 feet) and has IAAF Class 2 Certification. Track surface is CONIPUR MX+. Not a bad little venue for a town of app 110,000 - PHOTO
                              The time corrects to 45.02 at see level using JRM's calculator.

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