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  • Alan Shank
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    The 10K showed that these guys do not, at this time, have the stuff for 26:30 and better. They got to 4K in 10:40, so that's 26:40 pace, knock off a 2:30 last kilo and it's 26:30. But after the pacemaker left, they could not keep the pace up, despite Farah and Tanui taking turns. Kamworor would have no part of the "donkey work".

    I guess Farah has complained about the pacemaking, but as far as they went, they did fine. If anyone is to blame, it's the organizers for not getting someone capable of going past 5 or 6K and keeping the 64s going. There must be some Kenyan/Ethiopian runners out there who are capable of running close to 27 themselves and could go 7K at 26:40 pace.

    Right now, the only track 5/10K runners I see who are willing/able to forge a strong pace by themselves after the rabbits drop out are Almaz Ayana and "Baby Baby". I sure hope they race in Europe.
    Cheers,
    Alan Shank
    Woodland, CA ,USA

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  • TN1965
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    Originally posted by player View Post
    Estrada and Mead get the World qualifier and will have a good shot at making the US team.
    Not so fast. True just beat Sambu (among other people) in NYC 10k road. I think Rupp is a lock. That means two more spots for True, Estrada, Mead and Derrick (who still does not have the standard), and everyone else.

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  • bad hammy
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    Originally posted by gh View Post
    And for the locals, how about the pleasure of an evening of interenational-level track with no admission charge? Tough to find bargains like that anywhere else.
    Yep, looked like a big family or date night. Can't beat it for the price . . .

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  • ATK
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    The wind readings in the Long jump were updated and Bartoletta unfortunately had a +2.5 wind on her 7.11 jump.

    Still amazing none the less!

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  • bobguild76
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    Good start to the NBC telecast. Masback can be as good as Cram at times. Good w400. Felix looked smooth, and capable of more.

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  • tm71
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    Originally posted by HopStepJump View Post
    They're not allow to show any DL events in the webcast. It's been that way for several years. Sounds like you could've used the extra sleep. Maybe you'd be a little less grouchy.
    Don't worry nbcsn will have Dwight show two minute highlights of last nights field events on this afternoons telecast !

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  • gh
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    And for the locals, how about the pleasure of an evening of interenational-level track with no admission charge? Tough to find bargains like that anywhere else.

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  • booond
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    Without the televising of field events we got unnecessary filler from the talking heads who showed their weakness at not being able to fill those empty minutes. They need better preparation.

    The DL website is the DL website a total shitshow every year. I'm on reporting websites every day of the year, if an internet company, even a small one, put out such a product they'd be mocked.

    That said, once the runners took stage it was fun.

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  • DrJay
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    Technical things.....I don't think we got any live wind readings on the field event results boards. The Jumbotron had some problems, main one being the font was so small it was hard for anyone over 40 to read the start/results lists. Stadium announcer did a great job of providing lap times and projected final time as the 10K progressed.

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  • DrJay
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    Let's Run's take on the 10K (front page link to their 7 takeaways from Friday night) is that it was good advertising for having more 10Ks. I'll confirm that. My 13 y.o. daughter, fresh off her first track season and keen on sprinting, thought it was going to be a sleep-inducing bore. After the race, she piped up and said, "You know, that was pretty exciting!" She noticed all the lead changes and Cam Levin's race-within-a-race.

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  • tandfman
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    Originally posted by 26mi235 View Post
    There was one runner that was in the outer start block that cut in immediately rather than going out the curve until the cones mark the cut-in point (they later lapped this runner and the commentators discussed it. Maybe they got a mix-up on who that was.
    It was Nguse Amlosom of Eritrea and he was DQed.

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  • HopStepJump
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    Originally posted by bennyg View Post
    Got up early to watch the Friday coverage. Thank god for Crammy and Hutchins, but the overall coverage was dreadful.
    I never saw a single LJ, Shot or Discus attempt whilst I watched avidly from Vesseys 800m victory till Mos win. One and a half hours plus.
    Is that level of competence that we can expect from coverage of DL, World Indoor and 2021 events to come.
    They're not allow to show any DL events in the webcast. It's been that way for several years. Sounds like you could've used the extra sleep. Maybe you'd be a little less grouchy.

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  • jjimbojames
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    USATF have tweeted it was windy - a +2.5m/s - so someone must have wind readings and hasn't entered them

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  • ATK
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    Originally posted by bennyg View Post
    All true fans are interested in field events, perhaps not on this Forum. I read that the wind readings have not been confirmed yet. Is this true? More incompetence possibly. We should know immediately as its not exactly rocket science. Perhaps more weird wind readings fro Eugene.!!
    Seems to still be true. All the long jumps are already listed on the IAAF lists with the wind reading blank.

    But if legal, that would make her US #4 all time and just crack the top 30 in the world all time!

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  • player
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    Originally posted by bennyg View Post
    Don't know about "bonus"webcasts; all I know is that it is a DL meet and the fact that some field events were on a first evening is not relevant. Quite sure that the DL meet in late July in London will give a coverage that is worthy of the meet over the two days.

    What's your excuse for no wind readings on the LJ results on my screen?? I have seen a site where all the LJ readings showed 0.0 wind ???
    I note that the British Athletics site says that the July meet will be "the world's only two-day IAAF Diamond League meeting." Unlike Eugene, there will be a schedule of DL track events on each day and I suspect that schedule will define the window of live telecast coverage, per contractual arrangements.

    As for the missing wind readings, I have no clue. Maybe they'll get posted when someone wakes up on the west coast.

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