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    I haven't seen anyone comment on this yet: Cheseret from Arizona is one tough SOB. After doggedly trailing Cragg all the way through that 10K on Thursday, he tripped in the 5K. He lost a good 40 meters by the time he picked himself up. And he jumped back in and went for it. And this was no wussy sit and kick race. Ritz was throwing down 66s and 67s every lap, and Cheseret worked his way back to the front and outkicked Ritz down the straight. It was a real work of art.
    "Run fast and keep turning left."

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    Re: Cheseret is awesome!

    >I haven't seen anyone comment on this yet: Cheseret from Arizona is one tough
    >SOB. After doggedly trailing Cragg all the way through that 10K on Thursday, he
    >tripped in the 5K. He lost a good 40 meters by the time he picked himself up.
    >And he jumped back in and went for it. And this was no wussy sit and kick
    >race. Ritz was throwing down 66s and 67s every lap, and Cheseret worked his way
    >back to the front and outkicked Ritz down the straight. It was a real work of
    >art.


    Yeah i hadn't seen this race mentioned at all.. isnt anybody else pretty surprised that ritz lost?

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    • #3
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      TRACKSTAR WROTE: "Ritz was throwing down 66s and 67s every lap, and Cheseret worked his way back to the front and outkicked Ritz down the straight. It was a real work of art."

      I can't wait to see the meet and the races. Need to clarify that running 66-67 sec 400's in the 5k isn't throwing down. That's only about 14min pace. Not even enough to get you into the meet. If anyone has spilts please post them. I'm curious if he wasn't running faster 4's.

      my 2

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      • #4
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        Yes, I was surprised Ritz lost--especially in a "slowish" time. Of course, depending on what the heat and humidity was, that may not be considered slowish.

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        • #5
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          Not to take anything away from Cheseret, to win in that kind of scenario takes major stones, but Ritz was probably running conservatively hard because he has much bigger fish to fry coming up in Sacramento. If he was ending his season that night, or at least much sooner than the Olympics, then there is little doubt that he would have run a lot faster in Austin.

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          • #6
            Re: Cheseret is awesome!

            > Need to
            >clarify that running 66-67 sec 400's in the 5k isn't throwing down. That's only
            >about 14min pace. Not even enough to get you into the meet. If anyone has
            >spilts please post them. I'm curious if he wasn't running faster 4's.

            I do have splits and I'll post them when I get a chance. But you have to understand, the heat and humidity were awful. I promise you, under the conditions, it was indeed "throwing down." There was no pack at that pace, the field was totally strung out behind him. I'd say that if you had, say, Northern Californian or European-like weather, this race was worth a sub-13:30.
            "Run fast and keep turning left."

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            • #7
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              Ritz splitz:

              These definitely are not perfect -- I was a bit off my total time, as I timed him in 13:51.9, and his actual time was 13:52.13. Also, the first and second splits are iffy, as I was having trouble spotting him in the pack on lap one, and just pressed my split button when the middle of the pack passed by the line.

              1 - 67.0
              2 - 70.0
              3 - 68.0
              4 - 66.5
              5 - 65.9
              6 - 66.1
              7 - 67.0
              8 - 67.4
              9 - 67.2
              10 - 66.8
              11 - 65.7
              12 - 62.6
              last lap: 63.7
              last 200: 32.7
              "Run fast and keep turning left."

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              • #8
                Re: Cheseret is awesome!

                >Not to take anything away from Cheseret, to win in that kind of scenario takes
                >major stones, but Ritz was probably running conservatively hard because he has
                >much bigger fish to fry coming up in Sacramento. If he was ending his season
                >that night, or at least much sooner than the Olympics, then there is little
                >doubt that he would have run a lot faster in Austin.

                He lost. Accept it. Cheseret, by the way, has a PR that is 5 seconds faster than Ritz, so it's arguable as to whether Ritz should truly have been the fave. Either way, he stepped to the line, is fit (as indicated by his 10k ACR), and is a fierce competitor. I'm sure he's not making excuses.

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                • #9
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                  >He lost.
                  >Accept it.

                  Maybe I did not make it clear enough, I have. No one was trying to make any excuses for Ritz, yet it is fairly certain that we will not see Cheseret racing in Athens this summer.

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                  • #10
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                    >>These definitely are not perfect -- I was a bit off my total
                    >time, as I timed him in 13:51.9, and his actual time was 13:52.13.>>

                    Hmm, let me see. Since the 5K start is far-removed from the finish line, the "official" hand-to-auto rule of 0.24 seconds would apply. You got 13:51.9, plus 0.24 = 13:52.14.

                    Get rid of that 0.24 anticipation factor at the finish line and you'll be one kick-ass timer! (This meant as a compliment actually: you just haven't applied the proper reaction-timing coefficent to your timing methodology)

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                    • #11
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                      Realist, you might want to check your math.

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                      • #12
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                        My math is fine: my typing just sucked! The original transposed a 1 and a 2.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Cheseret is awesome!

                          Actually, for races 400 or longer, I think the conversion is .14, not .24.

                          I did better on the men's 4x4: I was only .03 off.
                          "Run fast and keep turning left."

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                          • #14
                            Re: Cheseret is awesome!

                            Maybe I did not make it clear enough, I have. No
                            >one was trying to make any excuses for Ritz, yet it is fairly certain that we
                            >will not see Cheseret racing in Athens this summer.

                            And if Ritz were Kenyan, you wouldn't see him in Athens either.

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                            • #15
                              If Ritz Were Kenyan

                              If Ritz were Kenyan, he may have never run on the NCAA level, thus precluding any of us from seeing him on the college scene.

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