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  • #31
    Re: Abeylegesse - 14:24.68 WR!

    It took a while, although I thought Jiang Bo's record was ready to go as early as 6 years ago, when Gabriela Szabo ran 14:31.48.

    Let it be said that Wang Junxia's 8:06.11 for 3K and 29:31.78 for 10K both convert to around 14:10.6 for 5K. Abeylegesse crossed the 3K mark in 8:37. To run 14:10, the women may need to run 8:30-8:32 at the 3K mark.

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    • #32
      Re: Abeylegesse - 14:24.68 WR!

      "Let it be said that Wang Junxia's 8:06.11 for 3K and 29:31.78 for 10K both convert to around 14:10.6 for 5K."

      Interesting cuz I did some rough conversion of my own a few yrs back and arrived at 14:10.

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      • #33
        Re: Abeylegesse - 14:24.68 WR!

        2'36.5 for the
        >last 1k of an already superfast pace must mean she was capable of a lot quicker
        >than 3'51.92 for individual race - perhaps that race wasn't that fast for her &
        >she just got outkicked at the end of a "slow" pace for her

        i'm sure she
        >was capable of sub - 3'50

        Remember that her 3:51 came AFTER running over the previous 4 days: 29:47 (with that last 8:17 3k), about 8:12(heat), 8:06 (final), 3:57 (heat), 3:51(2nd in the final).

        BTW, it's not her single performance which really undermines the legitimacy of these marks. It's that half a dozen athletes broke the 3k WR, not once, but TWICE, once in the heats and again in the final, and the 1500 had several runners under 4. Almost none of these athletes performed at this level before or since.

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        • #34
          Re: Abeylegesse - 14:24.68 WR!

          Precisely. The whole series of performances, over a period of a few days, is flat out UNBELIEVABLE (and I don't mean that in a good way).

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          • #35
            Re: Abeylegesse - 14:24.68 WR!

            "Almost none of these athletes performed at this level before or since."

            True, though to read the T&FN coverage of the 93 Worlds, the 3 Chinese who swept the 3000 basically toyed with the field leaving the impression something never before witnessed had been done. And same for Wang's run in the 10K (she wasn't even in the 3k or 1500 at that meet). Also the 1500 winner (Liu?) got booed by the crowd, so overwhelming was her domination.

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            • #36
              Re: Abeylegesse - 14:24.68 WR!

              Let's not talk about the Chinese, let's talk about...Abeyges...Agebey...Abegebey...that brilliant Turkish runner and her wonderful 5k record.

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              • #37
                Re: Abeylegesse - 14:24.68 WR!

                I do think Abeylegesse still has a very good chance of winning the gold in the Olympics. 3:58 is still the best 1500m time in the world this year, and one of the top 10 times in the last few years, so she has better speed compared to most of the pack of Ethiopian 5K/10K specialists. She will most likely run a tactical race at the olympics final as opposed to the kind of race she ran for the record last Friday.

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                • #38
                  Re: Abeylegesse - 14:24.68 WR!

                  >"Almost none of these athletes performed at this level before or
                  >since."

                  True, though to read the T&FN coverage of the 93 Worlds, the 3
                  >Chinese who swept the 3000 basically toyed with the field leaving the
                  >impression something never before witnessed had been done. And same for Wang's
                  >run in the 10K (she wasn't even in the 3k or 1500 at that meet). Also the 1500
                  >winner (Liu?) got booed by the crowd, so overwhelming was her domination.

                  i read it may have been in track and field news when the chinese were shattering these records, their coach was on the infield telling the runners to slow down, which the coach denied saying he would want his girls running 27 minute 10k;s if they could.

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