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  • #31
    Originally posted by BigNate View Post
    Yes. Indeed. Ever since that run of hers in N.Y. last year, I was sold on that idea.
    I think the Bowie race that really opened eyes to her 200 potential was her PR 22.18 out of lane 1 at the '14 Pre

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    • #32
      Ayana dominant in W 3000. Cherono was catching her at 2K, but right after the 2nd pacemaker dropped out, Ayana just moved away, bye, bye! Also, she had a knee injury after last year's DL final and said she is not in great form yet. 8:23.11. Clearly, at top form she can go much faster than that. Cherono looked good 8:26.xx

      Rabat 5000 next for Ayana.

      Conseslus Kipruto 8:05+ after slowing last kilo, Ezekiel Kemboi not in it at all.

      Kiprop was waving to the crowd last 100.

      Semenya never looks like she's trying that hard. 29-second last 200.
      Cheers,
      Alan Shank
      Woodland, CA, USA

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      • #33
        Originally posted by gh View Post
        I think the Bowie race that really opened eyes to her 200 potential was her PR 22.18 out of lane 1 at the '14 Pre
        Speed not in doubt but her health...

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        • #34
          Originally posted by booond View Post
          Speed not in doubt but her health...
          I once predicted what we are seeing . I remember one year ago i said that Vcb and Jeter will be back eventho i thought it would happen at beijing but didnt . Most people said that Jeter nor vcb wont make it since they are getting old and the others are younger . I have yet to see where jeter might be but I think both Jeter And Vcb will have their last shot , Last medal ..Im not sure it is gold but definitly a Medal in individual event .

          I also predicted that shelly will for once sake go 10.6 and Felix 21.55 .
          Im not saying Shelly will get gold nor Felix will win the double , we dont know yet but I can smell it coming !

          Im scared when the athletes are not really showing in the media for an amount of time : like Shelly and felix ( eventho injury ) are hiding remember how the 10.70 came out of nowhere for shelly and that 21.69 for felix .

          ONLY time will tell if my predictions were wrong

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          • #35
            Originally posted by benjastar123 View Post

            ONLY time will tell if my predictions were wrong
            Steven Wright: Newspaper headline: "Time will no longer tell" >:-)
            Cheers,
            Alan Shank
            Woodland, CA, USA

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            • #36
              Best marks (in terms of quality)
              1. 10.80 by Bowie (& 10.83 by Schippers)
              2. 15-10 by Morris (& near miss at 16-2)
              3. Ibarguen 49-4.25 (& great battle with Rojas)
              4. 19.85 by Webb
              5. 8:23.11 by Ayana

              Worst marks
              1. 7-5 in 7th by Barshim
              2. 3:32+ by Kiprop (Yes, WORST!!!)
              3. Carter's SP (Can't remember exact mark, something like 17.50)
              4. Taylor's TJ (He's gone 3 feet farther!!)
              5. Merritt's 44.41 (Van Niekerk ran 44.11 in SA, and with a 19.78, more was expected!)

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              • #37
                Originally posted by aaronk View Post
                4. Taylor's TJ (He's gone 3 feet farther!!)
                Note that last year in Doha, Taylor only jumped 18m as a response to Pichardo jumping 18m. No competition this time to really push him.

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by aaronk View Post
                  Best marks (in terms of quality)
                  1. 10.80 by Bowie (& 10.83 by Schippers)
                  2. 15-10 by Morris (& near miss at 16-2)
                  3. Ibarguen 49-4.25 (& great battle with Rojas)
                  4. 19.85 by Webb
                  5. 8:23.11 by Ayana

                  Worst marks
                  1. 7-5 in 7th by Barshim
                  2. 3:32+ by Kiprop (Yes, WORST!!!)
                  3. Carter's SP (Can't remember exact mark, something like 17.50)
                  4. Taylor's TJ (He's gone 3 feet farther!!)
                  5. Merritt's 44.41 (Van Niekerk ran 44.11 in SA, and with a 19.78, more was expected!)
                  Merritt and Taylor? They won dude. Why should they go all Olympic final at a meet in the first week in May?

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by ATK View Post
                    Note that last year in Doha, Taylor only jumped 18m as a response to Pichardo jumping 18m. No competition this time to really push him.
                    Speaking of whom, where's Pichardo?
                    And Bondarenko, MIA from the HJ!

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by beebee View Post
                      Merritt and Taylor? They won dude. Why should they go all Olympic final at a meet in the first week in May?
                      Can't change the blog it doesn't count.

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                      • #41
                        Van Niekerk's 44.11 was at Bloemfontein, elev. 4600 ft. Merritt's time probably on par with adjustment.

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by beebee View Post
                          Merritt and Taylor? They won dude. Why should they go all Olympic final at a meet in the first week in May?
                          Some people think that these athletes are wind up toys. Beebee I agree and too I would much rather see a modest effort now and the peak performance when it counts as opposed to big marks now and collapse at the big meet like some Americans suffered last summer

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                          • #43
                            2 really negative PR nightmares hitting "athletics" at Rio: drugs and Semenya (which will get very ugly)

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                            • #44
                              The political correctness that now pervades IAAF that allows men to compete as women; that allowed Pistorius in; is just so wrong.

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                              • #45
                                You call it PC, I call it gutless fear of litigation. No matter what we call it, we agree that it sucks.
                                "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
                                by Thomas Henry Huxley

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