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    The second of the 14 Diamond League meets will be held in Shanghai, China on May 18 (Saturday). Unfortunately I won't be there in person, but I would love to see the men's 400 hurdles. Right now, I'm giving the edge to Abderrahman Samba, but after watching Rai Benjamin at Mt. SAC last month, I know it's going to be a great race.

    If I had to bet, I would say the winning time won't be a world record (46.78), but with these two athletes, anything is possible on May 18. It's also possible neither of them will win that race in China.

    I can't wait for the next Diamond League meet.

  • #2
    is Shanghai in 10 Days any relation to 55 Days At Peking? :-)

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    • #3
      Only Charlton Heston could answer that and he's not speaking.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by DoubleRBar View Post
        Only Charlton Heston could answer that and he's not speaking.
        I hear him muttering something about "my cold dead hands.."

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        • #5
          Salwa Eid Naser and Sydney McLaughlin in the 400! :-D

          Is it too early to clamor for Sanya's AR to go down? >:-P

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          • #6
            Originally posted by CookyMonzta View Post
            Salwa Eid Naser and Sydney McLaughlin in the 400! :-D

            Is it too early to clamor for Sanya's AR to go down? >:-P
            I think it might be a little too early for that, but who knows? We'll see in just about a week.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by DoubleRBar View Post
              I think it might be a little too early for that, but who knows? We'll see in just about a week.
              With Shaunae Miller-Uibo going 49.05 and Michael Norman going 43.45, I would not be surprised if Syd aims for the AR right away, especially if she doesn't plan to run that many flat 400s this year.

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              • #8
                Um. Her PR is 50.07, right? At her level, let's just say that taking almost a 1.5 seconds off her PR would be a bit of a geometric progression.

                Don't get me wrong, it'd be awesome. But... c'mon.

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                • #9
                  I'll be surprised if Sydney runs 49.70 (much less 48.70).

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                  • #10
                    That will depend on how hard either Syd or Salwa wants to push the race; and if Salwa is in shape for 49.xx and Syd wants to beat her, I would not put it past one or both to challenge Shaunae's WL.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by CookyMonzta View Post
                      ... I would not be surprised if Syd aims for the AR right away, ...
                      I would not be surprised if she never aims for it, instead figuring her career is over the hurdles.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by gh View Post
                        I would not be surprised if she never aims for it, instead figuring her career is over the hurdles.
                        I think she does want it, and since she's from the same barn as Norman, I think she'll be in super-shape, like he was in his first race. A lot can happen in the off-season, esp. when you've got a new coach and stable-mates. I say she wins in mid-49.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Atticus View Post
                          I think she does want it, and since she's from the same barn as Norman, I think she'll be in super-shape, like he was in his first race. A lot can happen in the off-season, esp. when you've got a new coach and stable-mates. I say she wins in mid-49.
                          Agreed. My money is on a 48.7-49.2.

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                          • #14
                            Sydney noted that she doesn't train with Norman and Benjamin. Not saying she isn't in PR form right now though.

                            Sub 49 would be amazing, but I'm betting Sydney doesn't even beat Naser, who doesn't even run a world lead.

                            Also Noha Lyles said he is running here. I'm guessing 200?
                            Last edited by ATK; 05-10-2019, 05:12 AM.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by ATK View Post
                              Sydney noted that she doesn't train with Norman and Benjamin. Not saying she isn't in PR form right now though.

                              Sub 49 would be amazing, but I'm betting Sydney doesn't even beat Naser, who doesn't even run a world lead.

                              Also Noha Lyles said he is running here. I'm guessing 200?
                              No men's 200 in Shanghai; Lyles is advertised in the 100, with Su, Coleman, Prescod (defender), Baker and Rodgers.
                              Cheers,
                              Alan Shank
                              Woodland, CA, USA

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