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  • gh
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    I was going to cite the 2M equivalency, but it was too early in the morning to do the math!

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  • Alan Shank
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    Originally posted by gh View Post
    1 more reason why we think all PRs should be referenced in "absolute" terms. i.e., including indoors. He ran faster than this indoors 6 years ago. His real 3000 best is 7:33.1i
    And that is also pretty meaningless, because it's an en-route time to his 8:03.40, which is worth 7:27-7:28. I think PBs should be referenced in "event category" terms, i.e. 1500/mile, 3000/2 Mile, when there are anachronisms left over from the British Empire. >:-)
    Cheers,
    Alan Shank

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  • gh
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    Originally posted by Alan Shank View Post
    …..
    M 3000 was another "coronation", only Alamirew having a history that indicates he might give Mo a tussle. Farah set a PB that is a joke; I'm sure he's run faster 3000s in 5000s….
    1 more reason why we think all PRs should be referenced in "absolute" terms. i.e., including indoors. He ran faster than this indoors 6 years ago. His real 3000 best is 7:33.1i

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  • Alan Shank
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    Big improvement by Nickel Ashmeade over recent performances.

    M 3000 was another "coronation", only Alamirew having a history that indicates he might give Mo a tussle. Farah set a PB that is a joke; I'm sure he's run faster 3000s in 5000s. PB for Chris Derrick.

    Pascal-Lagarde was definitely on his way to victory when he hit the last hurdle with his front leg and stumbled. Still, good race for Richardson. Ortega quite a falloff from his sub-13 in Paris.

    M HJ -- Hey, was that Dwight Stones out there desperately squeegeeing the apron? >:-)
    As Hutchings mentioned, seems like Barshim is taking off too far from the bar.

    M DT -- After Manilov took the lead, DL leader Malachowski fouled both his last two throws. Difficult conditions, to be sure.

    W 400 (non-DL) -- Hastings' =6th best ever. Didn't see the race, but maybe she didn't go out so fast; in Monaco she screamed the 200 and faded to 5th in 51.29. McCorory is still waiting on Felix to "shit or get off the pot".

    W 1500 (non-DL) Definitely a "B" race, this. More bad pacing, 63.91, 2:12.21 (68.30). Pretty good race, though, among the four over the last 200. Steve Cram is apparently Weightman's coach.

    W 100H -- Stowers just walked down the field the last three hurdles, beat Harper-Nelson, Rollins, Porter by almost .2.

    W 400H -- Hejnova is looking golden; to bad Spencer hasn't been in her races. Moline fell at USATF, then was nowhere in Paris, but looked pretty good. Another possible medalist who won't be in Beijing.

    W TJ -- Another lackluster field, one of the problems with the two-day meet mixing lots of non-DL events. After Rypakova took the lead, Williams had one last jump; she hit 14.15 but, according to the broadcast, left 18 centimeters on (or off) the board, which, if accurate, would have resulted in: 14.33, the same as Rypakova's winner. Williams had the tie-breaker, too.

    I've been watching the three meets I attended on the DVR. One of them had just Hutchings and Cram, their best combination. Stuart "Absolutely Superb, It Really Is" Storey really gets on my nerves.

    Cheers,
    Alan Shank

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  • tandf918
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    My reasoning is illogical, yes, but I'll keep telling myself her problems were snowballing and it caused her to not make the WC team .

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  • Alan Shank
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    Originally posted by tandf918 View Post
    Regarding Stowers, I blame her false start woes in Birmingham for her WC berth not coming to be, because her subsequent races were not of what we were seeing from her earlier on.
    Post hoc, ergo propter hoc.

    I blame her DQ in Birmingham on her crashing out in Rome three days earlier. NOT!
    Cheers,
    Alan Shank

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  • tandf918
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    Regarding Stowers, I blame her false start woes in Birmingham for her WC berth not coming to be, because her subsequent races were not of what we were seeing from her earlier on. I see Harper-Nelson facing a similar issue right now after her Monaco flub. Glad to see Stowers looking great again!

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  • gh
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    Originally posted by tandf918 View Post
    Stowers looked very sharp today. Shame she didn't make the US team, but such is life. ...
    Her overall season is shaping up to make life very difficult for the World Rankers!

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  • betterthanb4
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    Originally posted by bobguild76 View Post
    Thank you!
    No Prob :>)

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  • tandf918
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    Stowers looked very sharp today. Shame she didn't make the US team, but such is life. Bolt looks good, but I'd be amiss to say he's the favorite to win in Beijing. Consistency speaks volumes and that's something Gatlin has on his side right now (plus a better start).

    Sanya surprised me in the relay, albeit the time wasn't the fastest and all of the handoffs were mediocre, she gapped all of the ladies. Hope she can put something nice down in the 200 tomorrow.

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  • bobguild76
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    Originally posted by betterthanb4 View Post
    London Day 1 Race Videos

    ...
    Thank you!

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  • betterthanb4
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    Overall a good first day despite the bad weather.

    Good run from Bolt 9.87 twice in 90mins with awful starts and weather conditions. Start needs work but he's getting there.

    Nice to see Rodgers challenge for second each race, running very consistently this season.

    Lifetime best for Bailey Cole with the 9.92. After a slow start to the season, suffering from chikungunya, good to see him running solid times. He was clutching his leg after the race, hopefully it's nothing serious. His start still needs a lot work.

    Another great time by Stowers in the hurdles 12.47. It's too bad she's not going to Beijing.

    Zharnel Huges is on the verge of a sub 20. He's one to watch in the future for sure.
    Last edited by betterthanb4; 07-24-2015, 11:29 PM.

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  • betterthanb4
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    London Day 1 Race Videos

    W 4X100m Relay USA 42.32 Anchored by Sanya
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlVfkSCy8WI

    W400m H Hejnova 54.00
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SWVnSryHkY

    Mens 100m A Bailey Cole 10.02 -0.2
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2CTGp7kqm0

    Mens 100m B Bolt 9.87 -1.2
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfM-iLXtnxQ

    Mens 110mH Final Richardson 13.19 -1.5
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvLhT_rDyBc

    Zharnel Hughes 20.05 -1.4
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDvVBXD9w9A

    W 100M H Stowers 12.47 -1. 2
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZmAP6VSPX4

    M 3000m Mo Farah 7:34.66 WL
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRV2x7jXKWE

    Mens 100m Final Bolt 9.87 -0.8
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UH96apHlpgg
    Last edited by betterthanb4; 07-24-2015, 11:07 PM.

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  • aaronk
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    Originally posted by tandfman View Post
    I'm a huge Mary Cain fan, but I think it's time for her to call it a season. She was very disappointing today--had absolutely nothing.
    Agree.
    But I'd go further.
    End her season, yes.
    But end her association with Salazar also!

    Her fantastic 2013 season was done 98% on natural teenage progression.
    If anything, Salazar held her back from even GREATER times in '13.

    She had a good INdoors in 2014---which can again be mostly credited to natural progress of a teenager.

    Then, from OUTdoors 2014 on, practically NOTHING!
    Forget the drug scandal!
    She should leave Salazar because he has no idea how to train her.

    She should go with either Mike Hickey, the New Balance group (Abbey D et al), or with Oiselle.

    I wish her the very best!

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  • Tuariki
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    Originally posted by gh View Post
    now raining so heavily they've stopped the discus
    At least I can blame the crappy British weather for my disastrous Fantasy picks - Malachowski and Barshim

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