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  • Geb vs. Komen Zürich 1996 [split]

    Note the similarity with Zurich 1996:

    2009 Weltklasse Men’s 5000

    1. BEKELE, Kenenisa ETH
    WL 12:52.32
    2. SOI, Edwin KEN
    SB 12:55.03
    3. RITZENHEIN, Dathan USA
    AR 12:56.27
    4. CHEPKOK, Vincent KEN
    PB 12:58.17
    5. KIPSIRO, Moses UGA
    SB 12:59.27
    6. EBUYA, Joseph KEN
    SB 13:00.22


    1996 Weltklasse Men’s 5000

    1. KOMEN, Daniel KEN 12:45.09

    2. GEBRESELASSIE, Haile ETH 12:52.70

    3. TERGAT, Paul KEN 12:54.72

    4. BOULAMI, Khalid MAR 12:55.76

    5. KENNEDY, Bob USA 12:58.21

    6. SGHYR, Ismael MAR 12:58.99

    Actually, 1996 was a little tougher!

    Geb and Bekele almost identical times except Geb didn't win!

  • #2
    Re: Weltklasse m5000

    Originally posted by huntinwr
    Note the similarity with Zurich 1996:

    Actually, 1996 was a little tougher!

    Geb and Bekele almost identical times except Geb didn't win!
    That's the one where Gebrselassie inexplicably walked in the last 100m after going toe-to-toe with Komen.

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    • #3
      Re: Weltklasse m5000

      Originally posted by huntinwr
      Note the similarity with Zurich 1996:

      2009 Weltklasse Men’s 5000

      1. BEKELE, Kenenisa ETH
      WL 12:52.32
      2. SOI, Edwin KEN
      SB 12:55.03
      3. RITZENHEIN, Dathan USA
      AR 12:56.27
      4. CHEPKOK, Vincent KEN
      PB 12:58.17
      5. KIPSIRO, Moses UGA
      SB 12:59.27
      6. EBUYA, Joseph KEN
      SB 13:00.22


      1996 Weltklasse Men’s 5000

      1. KOMEN, Daniel KEN 12:45.09

      2. GEBRESELASSIE, Haile ETH 12:52.70

      3. TERGAT, Paul KEN 12:54.72

      4. BOULAMI, Khalid MAR 12:55.76

      5. KENNEDY, Bob USA 12:58.21

      6. SGHYR, Ismael MAR 12:58.99

      Actually, 1996 was a little tougher!

      Geb and Bekele almost identical times except Geb didn't win!
      PA

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      • #4
        Re: Weltklasse m5000

        Originally posted by malmo
        Originally posted by huntinwr
        Note the similarity with Zurich 1996:

        Actually, 1996 was a little tougher!

        Geb and Bekele almost identical times except Geb didn't win!
        That's the one where Gebrselassie inexplicably walked in the last 100m after going toe-to-toe with Komen.
        And for the 10 millionth time, it was not "inexplicable."

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        • #5
          Re: Weltklasse m5000

          Originally posted by malmo
          Originally posted by huntinwr
          Note the similarity with Zurich 1996:

          Actually, 1996 was a little tougher!

          Geb and Bekele almost identical times except Geb didn't win!
          That's the one where Gebrselassie inexplicably walked in the last 100m after going toe-to-toe with Komen.
          Didn't Geb have blister problems from Atlanta?

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          • #6
            Re: Weltklasse m5000

            Originally posted by kuha
            Originally posted by malmo
            Originally posted by huntinwr
            Note the similarity with Zurich 1996:

            Actually, 1996 was a little tougher!

            Geb and Bekele almost identical times except Geb didn't win!
            That's the one where Gebrselassie inexplicably walked in the last 100m after going toe-to-toe with Komen.
            And for the 10 millionth time, it was not "inexplicable."
            Sure it was.

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            • #7
              Re: Weltklasse m5000

              Originally posted by Dutra
              Originally posted by malmo
              Originally posted by huntinwr
              Note the similarity with Zurich 1996:

              Actually, 1996 was a little tougher!

              Geb and Bekele almost identical times except Geb didn't win!
              That's the one where Gebrselassie inexplicably walked in the last 100m after going toe-to-toe with Komen.
              Didn't Geb have blister problems from Atlanta?
              Atlanta is a city in Georgia, which is in the United States. Zurich is a city in Switzerland, which is a country in the middle of Europe.

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              • #8
                Re: Weltklasse m5000

                Originally posted by malmo
                Originally posted by Dutra
                Originally posted by malmo
                Originally posted by huntinwr
                Note the similarity with Zurich 1996:

                Actually, 1996 was a little tougher!

                Geb and Bekele almost identical times except Geb didn't win!
                That's the one where Gebrselassie inexplicably walked in the last 100m after going toe-to-toe with Komen.
                Didn't Geb have blister problems from Atlanta?
                Atlanta is a city in Georgia, which is in the United States. Zurich is a city in Switzerland, which is a country in the middle of Europe.
                I'm thinkin' the same thing....looking at my trusty globe.

                I heard Geb ran a race in Atlanta sometime shortly before the Zurich race.....but I could be wrong.....and that he mentioned he had blister or feet issues from that effort.

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                • #9
                  Re: Weltklasse m5000

                  Originally posted by Dutra

                  I heard Geb ran a race in Atlanta sometime shortly before the Zurich race.....but I could be wrong.....and that he mentioned he had blister or feet issues from that effort.
                  And ... what does that have with the price of tea in China?

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                  • #10
                    Re: Weltklasse m5000

                    Originally posted by malmo
                    Originally posted by Dutra

                    I heard Geb ran a race in Atlanta sometime shortly before the Zurich race.....but I could be wrong.....and that he mentioned he had blister or feet issues from that effort.
                    And ... what does that have with the price of tea in China?
                    "inexplicably walked in the last 100m after going toe-to-toe with Komen."

                    blisters....Geb said...feet hurt....Olympic 10,000m

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                    • #11
                      Re: Weltklasse m5000

                      Originally posted by Dutra
                      blisters....Geb said...feet hurt....Olympic 10,000m
                      http://tinyurl.com/lruefx

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                      • #12
                        Re: Weltklasse m5000

                        Originally posted by malmo
                        Originally posted by kuha
                        Originally posted by malmo
                        Originally posted by huntinwr
                        Note the similarity with Zurich 1996:

                        Actually, 1996 was a little tougher!

                        Geb and Bekele almost identical times except Geb didn't win!
                        That's the one where Gebrselassie inexplicably walked in the last 100m after going toe-to-toe with Komen.
                        And for the 10 millionth time, it was not "inexplicable."
                        Sure it was.
                        No. It was "surprising"; it was "unexpected"; it was even "shocking"; but it was not "inexplicable." The only truly inexplicable thing in this years-long debate is your love affair with that particular word--a word that, in this instance, is really not appropriate or accurate.

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                        • #13
                          I was at that race, along with kuha, and Geb gave up when he saw the stadium clock and realized Komen had a very good chance to break his record. He knew he couldn't win and wasn't going to help Komen. Our seats were right at the start of the homestretch and we could see the anxiety on Geb's face as he is watching the clock and Komen.

                          Surprising? Very. But understandable, considering Komen only missed the record by a second.

                          PS. An incredible race for 10 laps. 10:08! A rare event, a real flat out race from two guys at the top of their game.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Conor Dary
                            I was at that race, along with kuha, and Geb gave up when he saw the stadium clock
                            Which is totally and completely inexplicable for a world-class athlete 100 meters from the finish line.

                            Originally posted by Conor Dary
                            and realized Komen had a very good chance to break his record. He knew he couldn't win and wasn't going to help Komen. Our seats were right at the start of the homestretch and we could see the anxiety on Geb's face as he is watching the clock and Komen.
                            Complete speculation unless you talked to Geb about it. Even so, still inexplicable.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Weltklasse m5000

                              Originally posted by Daisy
                              Originally posted by Dutra
                              blisters....Geb said...feet hurt....Olympic 10,000m
                              http://tinyurl.com/lruefx
                              Graci

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