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boop
Hall, Meb and Abdi to run 2013 Boston Marathon 1/8/2013 11:05AM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Shalane, Kara, Cabada, Hartman
RE: Hall, Meb and Abdi to run 2013 Boston Marathon 1/8/2013 9:58AM - in reply to boop Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Shalane, Kara Goucher, Cabada and Hartmann too- Sick, love to see Boston step up the American side of the race

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TB4wZC0TLPs
The runner in the know
RE: Hall, Meb and Abdi to run 2013 Boston Marathon 1/8/2013 11:17AM - in reply to Shalane, Kara, Cabada, Hartman Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Shalane, Kara, Cabada, Hartman wrote:

love to see Boston step up the American side of the race



Finally an American can win Boston. But only because there are no good international runners. No Mutai, no Makau, no Kipsang. They will have some "2:05" Ethiopians from the short Dubai 2011 Marathon.
umsdm
RE: Hall, Meb and Abdi to run 2013 Boston Marathon 1/8/2013 11:24AM - in reply to boop Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
how much of Boston has hall committed to run? 15k?
asdgfh
RE: Hall, Meb and Abdi to run 2013 Boston Marathon 1/8/2013 11:30AM - in reply to umsdm Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

umsdm wrote:

how much of Boston has hall committed to run? 15k?


Name a race that Hall was paid to run in where he was DNF?
someone had to do it
RE: Hall, Meb and Abdi to run 2013 Boston Marathon 1/8/2013 11:37AM - in reply to umsdm Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

umsdm wrote:

how much of Boston has hall committed to run? 15k?


2:04:58
boston runner2012
RE: Hall, Meb and Abdi to run 2013 Boston Marathon 1/8/2013 11:37AM - in reply to boop Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Also in the field is Tim Ritchie! Don't be surprised if he makes some noise.
Halfling Miler
RE: Hall, Meb and Abdi to run 2013 Boston Marathon 1/8/2013 11:38AM - in reply to boop Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
That's a great lineup of Americans. I hope it's all on TV.
The Winds of Time
RE: Hall, Meb and Abdi to run 2013 Boston Marathon 1/8/2013 12:14PM - in reply to boop Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Look for Hall to go 2:04.

He is a 2:04 guy after all. No?
Nutella1
RE: Hall, Meb and Abdi to run 2013 Boston Marathon 1/8/2013 12:32PM - in reply to Halfling Miler Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Halfling Miler wrote:

That's a great lineup of Americans. I hope it's all on TV.


If I wanted to watch Americans compete for the win, I'd watch the US Olympic trials. But I want to see the best OF THE WORLD compete in Boston. I guess that's not in the budget if you waste your money on Hall.
glycerinrunner
RE: Hall, Meb and Abdi to run 2013 Boston Marathon 1/8/2013 1:09PM - in reply to Nutella1 Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
2013 will be a best of excuses replay from everyone except Meb. Pace to fast, to slow, to hot, to cold, my coach, blah, blah blah. Same old tired excuses from the media darlings. Heard this in London and expect to hear it again in Boston.
uhhuh
RE: Hall, Meb and Abdi to run 2013 Boston Marathon 1/8/2013 1:09PM - in reply to Nutella1 Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
If you wanted to watch the best of the world compete you could watch the Olympics. Usually it like the Kenyan olympic trials anyway so why not just make it the US's best instead.

I want to see an American win Boston again. If a weak field is the only way this is accomplished that's fine with me. I'd rather watch these American's duke it out than see a bunch of East African's race each other. No offense to the East African's, but you can see that at 100+ marathons around the world every year.

I also think any chance you can get the best Americans together in a race, on a great course, with good crowds and decent prize money you should take it. Races like this help strengthen US marathoning in the future.
Er...
RE: Hall, Meb and Abdi to run 2013 Boston Marathon 1/8/2013 1:14PM - in reply to glycerinrunner Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Let me guess: English teacher to tough? to easy? spoke to quickly? grammar to hard?

[quote]glycerinrunner wrote:

Pace to fast, to slow, to hot, to cold, quote]
Nutella1
RE: Hall, Meb and Abdi to run 2013 Boston Marathon 1/8/2013 1:24PM - in reply to uhhuh Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

uhhuh wrote:
I'd rather watch these American's duke it out than see a bunch of East African's race each other.


Aren't you glad Abdi and Meb are not East Africans. Moron.
Nutella1
RE: Hall, Meb and Abdi to run 2013 Boston Marathon 1/8/2013 1:26PM - in reply to uhhuh Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

uhhuh wrote:

If you wanted to watch the best of the world compete you could watch the Olympics.


Nope. The Olympics have a 3 runner limit per country. You want to see the best possible field? --> London Marathon.
agip
RE: Hall, Meb and Abdi to run 2013 Boston Marathon 1/8/2013 1:51PM - in reply to Nutella1 Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I'd be surprised if Hall breaks 2:11 - he was hurt for a long time. Abdi will run 2:12 and Meb 2:09 again.

And none of them will be in the top 7.
uhhuh
RE: Hall, Meb and Abdi to run 2013 Boston Marathon 1/8/2013 2:22PM - in reply to Nutella1 Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Yup. I was responding to the person who said they wanted to see the best "OF" the world, not the best "IN" the world. Since they didn't want to just see the best of the US and wanted to see what the whole world had to offer. For this you watch the Olympics. Good effort though buddy.

...to the other response about East Africans. There are numerous posts debating whether or not people feel that these guys are "American" enough. It's been beat to death and I'm not going to debate this here. Try to pay attention to the thread. Here we are discussing the inclusion of US citizens "Meb, Ryan and Abdi" versus East Africa citizens such as Mutai.
stoked for FC
RE: Hall, Meb and Abdi to run 2013 Boston Marathon 1/8/2013 2:31PM - in reply to uhhuh Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I'm excited to see how Fernando Cabada stacks up against the field. He has just kind of disappeared off the radar so that's a sub-plot I'll be watching. On a side note, isn't he sponsored by Newton now?
What the heck
RE: Hall, Meb and Abdi to run 2013 Boston Marathon 1/8/2013 3:15PM - in reply to agip Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

agip wrote:

I'd be surprised if Hall breaks 2:11 - he was hurt for a long time. Abdi will run 2:12 and Meb 2:09 again.

And none of them will be in the top 7.



The only time in the history of the Boston Marathon that 2:09:00 would not have placed in the top 7 was 2011. Most years it would be top three.


Are you predicting another hurricane force wind?
Nutella1
RE: Hall, Meb and Abdi to run 2013 Boston Marathon 1/8/2013 3:23PM - in reply to uhhuh Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

uhhuh wrote:

...to the other response about East Africans. There are numerous posts debating whether or not people feel that these guys are "American" enough.


I didn't say that Meb or Abdi aren't American. But "East African" is not a nationality but a geographic. Just because they moved somewhere else and they got a different passport doesn't mean they aren't "East African" anymore.

They are "East African American", if you will. ;)
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