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  • Brain fart... still a tall task after running 1500m.
    Last edited by lonewolf; 08-22-2016, 03:25 PM.

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    • Originally posted by lonewolf View Post
      Brain fart... still a tall task after running 1500m.
      I agree with that. Centrowitz was starting to tie up toward the finish line.

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      • Originally posted by KDFINE View Post
        In today's N.Y. Times Jere Longman writes: ""His [Centrowitz's] time, 3 minutes 50 seconds ... was roughly the equivalent of a 4:04 mile..."
        I saw Peter Snell finish off a 3:54.9 mile with a 13.4 final 109 meters!! He was timed at 3:41.5 at 1500 enroute!

        At the speed Centro was going, he definitely would have finished in 4:04!!

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        • Originally posted by aaronk View Post
          I saw Peter Snell finish off a 3:54.9 mile with a 13.4 final 109 meters!! He was timed at 3:41.5 at 1500 enroute!

          At the speed Centro was going, he definitely would have finished in 4:04!!
          The question is, could he have maintained that speed for another 120 yards? I do not think so...

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          • In the same article Longman writes that Centrowitz told reporters that he felt his legs beginning to buckle. Fourteen seconds? No way.

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            • Originally posted by aaronk View Post
              At the speed Centro was going, he definitely would have finished in 4:04!!
              No he could not. Did you see him at the end? He had rigor mortis and might not have run sub-14 for the last 100m, so how was he going to do it for another 109m?
              Last edited by jazzcyclist; 08-22-2016, 09:03 PM.

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              • Originally posted by jazzcyclist View Post
                No he could not. Did you see him at the end? He had rigor mortis and might have run sub-14 for the last 100m, so how was he going to do it for another 109m?
                Quite true. Both Centro and Makloufi were out of gas.

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                • I think we all agree on that. I was worried if Centro was going to make I to the finish line.
                  I don't expect the writer to appreciate that but I do expect he should have been aware of the usual 18 second conversion....

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                  • Originally posted by lonewolf View Post
                    I was worried if Centro was going to make I to the finish line.
                    I (and I think Centro too) kept expecting someone else to make a hard charge on the outside. Right up to the finish line. Then I was shocked (as he was) that he had actually done it.

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                    • Guys, Jere Longman is one of the most respected international sports writers in the USA. Spent several sessions talking with him here. He knows his stuff. Maybe the estimate was off a bit, maybe he didn't take into account that Centro was flagging at the end, but he usually does good stuff. When everything you write or do is up for public consumption, easy to be critical. But Jere is far from a know-nothing USA sports writer who is sent to the Olympics by his editor and is pissed off that he can't cover college football pre-season and breathlessly report on some SEC QB's bowel movements and how it will affect him recognizing the cover two this season. Give Jere a break, we should be so lucky of all USA writers knew international sports so well.

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                      • In spite of being a veteran T&F writer, Longman messed up big time with his time conversion, and his being off went out as gospel to all those readers who don't know any better.

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                        • Doesn't Centro have sub-4 miles on his resume? 4:04 would not be that big a deal for him, although the general public would not know that.

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                          • Originally posted by lonewolf View Post
                            although the general public would not know that.
                            The general public knows as much about T&F as most of us know about ballet choreography, which is to say it all looks like abuncha twirls, jumps and prissy toe-pointing to me.

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                            • I did catch rhythmic gymnastics and synchronized swimming on NBC after T&F concluded. Fascinating..

                              Some may scoff at these two "sports" but these girls are athletes at the mercy of (biased?)subjective judging.
                              The swimmers deserve some king of award for swimming vigorously while holding their breath for a loonnngggg time while remembering complicated and synchronized routines.

                              The rhythmic girls make astounding throws and catches of hoops and batons while doing floor exercise in formation/pattern..

                              I thought every team was perfect.. but the judges disagreed.
                              Last edited by lonewolf; 08-23-2016, 06:15 PM.

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                              • If clueless writing about track were a competition, I'd say let's stop now. The competition has been won. This just boggles:

                                http://www.chahooa.com/news/317454/l...e-son-olympian

                                Centrowitz’s father Sebastian Coe had four words for his gold medal-winning son: "Welcome to the club."

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