Webb is was just at RBK...
not so cold wrote:
Lagat will beat him. Webb is was just at RBK (Mottram said this same thing).
Lagat couldn't run the World Cup last year. Gabe Jennings ran for Team USA.
Okay, Webb is fast and running really well right now, I think we can all agree on that. Now the Pre thing. Daniel K. Komen was ranked number one in the world two years ago (not sure about last year), and has a PR of 3:29. Alex Kipchirchir is one of the best as well and won the World Cup last year (beating Lagat). Not only that, but he has one of the best final sprints of anyone I've seen in a 1500/mile. Lagat, well, is Lagat. Is Ramzi coming this year? If so, he is a double world champion. El G's record there is 3:49.9, which I can definitely see going down this year by Webb. If Alan can beat three or four of the world's best and run under 3:50, it will be proof in my eyes that he is a a contender for at least top three in Osaka, assuming he runs his best in August.
i wouldnt go that far, but i would say that webb would have to really blow the doors off a world-class field to really 'cement' himself as a favorite. he is still, and always is, a medal contender though.
be serious wrote:
be serious. no chance. it would take a miracle. like al quaeda blowing up both the kenyan and ethiopian airline.
Um, this past race, though had rabbits wasnt really much of a time trial and he (Webb) didn't really utilize the rabbits like he should of.
unfortunately for Webb, worlds has heats and isn't a time trial with multiple rabbits.
Olympics- Webb peaked at the US trials because he'd had trouble breaking 4:00 for two straight years. there was no way for him to know he'd be a 3:50 guy that year, so he aimed for the trials, and was past his peak at the olympics.
Feris Bodwan wrote:
The Reebok meet was in eary June. The World Champs are in late August. Webb starts every season in great shape but then blows it by the championships - see Olympics and Worlds in Helsinki as my evidence.