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Distance Freak
Rupp v. Bekele 5/4/2012 3:02AM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I think Rupp could take Bekele in the 5K if he runs superb and makes a strong move from 1000 out. He absolutely cannot wait until the last 400. He will have to be on his game, but I think his chances are decent to good.
RIP VAN WINKLE
RE: Rupp v. Bekele 5/4/2012 3:19AM - in reply to Distance Freak Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Distance Freak wrote:

I think Rupp could take Bekele in the 5K if he runs superb and makes a strong move from 1000 out.



Well, sure he could. Everybody knows that the East Africans don't want to hurt from 1000 out.
Old Runner
RE: Rupp v. Bekele 5/4/2012 3:23AM - in reply to Distance Freak Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Distance Freak wrote:

I think Rupp could take Bekele in the 5K if he runs superb and makes a strong move from 1000 out. He absolutely cannot wait until the last 400. He will have to be on his game, but I think his chances are decent to good.

If there is anyone who can hang with Rupp from 1000 or more out, it's Bekele?
Middle Distance Analyst
RE: Rupp v. Bekele 5/4/2012 3:46AM - in reply to Distance Freak Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Rupp would have to close the last 800 in 1:50 or better to beat Bekele.
Hamlet
RE: Rupp v. Bekele 5/4/2012 6:33AM - in reply to Middle Distance Analyst Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Sure. Berkeley closed with a 4:01 in 10,000 and you think Rupp has a chance? Going from a 1,000 out is not going to do it.
sight unseen
RE: Rupp v. Bekele 5/4/2012 7:03AM - in reply to Hamlet Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I saw that 10000! Unbelievable finish:)
Catchdatd-piece
RE: Rupp v. Bekele 5/4/2012 7:16AM - in reply to Distance Freak Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
He has to go for it 0m from the start 12-50 pace for as long as possible with 55-56 last lap. I see no other choice to BEAT Bekele. But Rupp is improving EVERY season most Africans burn out.....
east african runner
RE: Rupp v. Bekele 5/4/2012 7:42AM - in reply to Catchdatd-piece Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
??? Their is a huge difference b/t running a rabbited race and a tactical championship race, he would absolutely get torched by african runners.
reality reality reality
RE: Rupp v. Bekele 5/4/2012 7:47AM - in reply to Hamlet Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Agreed.


Rupp is not running away from Bekele, even if he's the best hope for America.
Math Man
RE: Rupp v. Bekele 5/4/2012 8:37AM - in reply to Distance Freak Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
1/10

Honestly you deserved a 0/10.

The fact that anyone took your post seriously is unbelievable but I have to give you credit for recognizing that there are folks on here who know so little about the sport that they didn't just laugh.

Rupp v. Bekele - LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL
Ffff
RE: Rupp v. Bekele 5/4/2012 11:00AM - in reply to Hamlet Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Hamlet wrote:

Sure. Berkeley closed with a 4:01 in 10,000 and you think Rupp has a chance? Going from a 1,000 out is not going to do it.



Or even better, Bekele ran the last 2k of the 2008 5k in 4:55 (Rupp's mile pr plus another sub 60 lap plus 7.5 laps prior).
fgfg
RE: Rupp v. Bekele 5/4/2012 11:13AM - in reply to Distance Freak Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
RUPP 'S good

he will have the US marathon record

Al Sal plans on it


think of the guy ground up as Rupp developed

Ritz
Head band Kid
Josh McDougle
Solinsky
Webb a bust
German doesn't pan out
Hall never wins, waving at chicks, "having fun" and being an air head, folded at Olympics


Chis Derrick may pan out
cripes
RE: Rupp v. Bekele 5/4/2012 11:17AM - in reply to Distance Freak Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I think Rupp last year was easily intimidated in the last lap. He has a kick but he won't use it.
Oh Really Now
RE: Rupp v. Bekele 5/4/2012 11:20AM - in reply to fgfg Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

fgfg wrote:

RUPP 'S good

he will have the US marathon record

Al Sal plans on it


think of the guy ground up as Rupp developed

Ritz
Head band Kid
Josh McDougle
Solinsky
Webb a bust
German doesn't pan out
Hall never wins, waving at chicks, "having fun" and being an air head, folded at Olympics


Chis Derrick may pan out


And this is news?
I <3 Tacos
RE: Rupp v. Bekele 5/4/2012 11:21AM - in reply to fgfg Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

fgfg wrote:
Head band Kid


F#%K YOU!!
Dennis Reynolds
RE: Rupp v. Bekele 5/4/2012 11:29AM - in reply to fgfg Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

fgfg wrote:

Hall never wins, waving at chicks, "having fun" and being an air head, folded at Olympics





He didn't "fold", people had unrealistic expectations for him and the race went completely opposite of what everyone would have expected.
Maybe just a little
RE: Rupp v. Bekele 5/4/2012 12:59PM - in reply to Dennis Reynolds Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Dennis Reynolds wrote:


fgfg wrote:

Hall never wins, waving at chicks, "having fun" and being an air head, folded at Olympics





He didn't "fold", people had unrealistic expectations for him and the race went completely opposite of what everyone would have expected.


Maybe he did fold just a little. No way a healthy/fit Hall should be coming in behind Ritz in a marathon.
nnzxxxbh
RE: Rupp v. Bekele 5/4/2012 1:07PM - in reply to Distance Freak Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I think Rupp could take Bekele in the 5K. Personally I think that is just bot going to happen.

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catch e
RE: Rupp v. Bekele 5/4/2012 1:09PM - in reply to Distance Freak Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
if Rupp has a time machine he could travel into the future and race Bekele when he turns 40.

maybe then, it would be a competitive race
ronner
RE: Rupp v. Bekele 5/4/2012 1:19PM - in reply to catch e Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I just want to say that no way a healthy, fit Bekele gets beat by Rupp, He won't get beat by anyone from anywhere when healthy and fit. The thing is though, is that coming off his injury, we don't know if he is in GOAT form. He might not be a medal contender this year. He's looking pretty good, but we haven't gotten to see what kind form he is in yet. That's part of why the PRE meet is going to be fun to watch. Will Bekele own everyone like in the past? Or will we see that he still has some fitness to gain back in order to win gold?
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