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The Waterboy
RE: Official 2012 RAK Half Thread 2/16/2012 9:43PM - in reply to Jeilaan Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
31:09 for Keitany at 10K
rojo
co-founder
RE: Official 2012 RAK Half Thread 2/16/2012 9:44PM - in reply to Jeilaan Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Keitany is 31:09 for 10km. That's 65:43 for half-pace.
rojo
co-founder
RE: Official 2012 RAK Half Thread 2/16/2012 9:45PM - in reply to Jeilaan Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Dennis Kipruto Koech - a supposed 17 years old Kenyan - 61:30 pb. is now way out in front in the men's race 40:40 in.

He's got this thing in the bag.
Jeilaan
RE: Official 2012 RAK Half Thread 2/16/2012 9:45PM - in reply to rojo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Kipruto may target Geoffrey Kipsang Junior All Time Best (59:31) since he was born "officially" in 1994. But it may be too high.
Jeilaan
RE: Official 2012 RAK Half Thread 2/16/2012 9:48PM - in reply to Jeilaan Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
He was 9th at the kenyan Junior XC championship last year. He also ran 61:30 at altitude for HM and 28:30 for 10K. He is a XC specialist over the local circuit back in Kenya.
Jeilaan
RE: Official 2012 RAK Half Thread 2/16/2012 9:50PM - in reply to Jeilaan Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
around 45:50 at 16K
CANOVA FAN
RE: Official 2012 RAK Half Thread 2/16/2012 10:05PM - in reply to Jeilaan Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
1:00:40 for the win, second some 3 sec behind
meh
RE: Official 2012 RAK Half Thread 2/16/2012 10:05PM - in reply to Jeilaan Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
meh
CANOVA FAN
RE: Official 2012 RAK Half Thread 2/16/2012 10:11PM - in reply to meh Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
1:06:50 for Keitany
i agree...
RE: Official 2012 RAK Half Thread 2/16/2012 10:16PM - in reply to Happy Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Happy wrote:

What a great feed. The coverage of the race is excellent, and I'm really enjoying the music being played in between bouts of commentary.


In the beginning was a little off with the sound but once I put it on full screen, it worked well. Enjoyed it. Thanks to Let's Run for the live feed!
Raptured
RE: Official 2012 RAK Half Thread 2/16/2012 10:25PM - in reply to i agree... Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Not sure what to think about Keitany's 66:49. On one hand, she's slightly faster than expected, but on the other hand, she appears to have not learned her lesson post-NYC. The go-big-or-go-home mentality can work sometimes, but seems unnecessarily risky if she ends up employing it in the Olympics since she should be the favorite in any type of race.
kevin azn guy
RE: Official 2012 RAK Half Thread 2/16/2012 10:32PM - in reply to i agree... Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Keitany should run Lisbon half marathon instead of Rak. Mary's supposed to do Portugal and Lisbon Half double. Rak Half win was boring.
kevin azn guy
RE: Official 2012 RAK Half Thread 2/16/2012 10:41PM - in reply to kevin azn guy Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Mary needs to be face stronger competitors. Georgina and Feyse are boring competitors. London Marathon 2012 field is average. Some big names are missing from london.
insiders know
RE: Official 2012 RAK Half Thread 2/17/2012 8:36AM - in reply to rojo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

rojo wrote:
The start was classic ONe of the best one's I've ever seen. The elites were bunched between a gate and there was no gun. They just counted down 5-4-3-2-1 but since there was no gun, the elites didn't know what to do. They stood there and didn't start until about 6-7 seconds were on the clock.

Let's hope they subtract that time at the end.


I saw it too. It is not legal to subtract the time just because everybody stood around after the clocks started. Official time is official time. Reporting the chip times as the official results is NOT legal.
long sox
RE: Official 2012 RAK Half Thread 2/17/2012 7:15PM - in reply to rojo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

rojo wrote:
The start was classic ONe of the best one's I've ever seen. The elites were bunched between a gate and there was no gun. They just counted down 5-4-3-2-1 but since there was no gun, the elites didn't know what to do. They stood there and didn't start until about 6-7 seconds were on the clock.

Let's hope they subtract that time at the end.


Looking at the video feed when Mary crossed the line, the clock appeared to read 1:06:49 and that is what is written here in the IAAF race report:

http://www.iaaf.org/Mini/LRR12/News/NewsDetail.aspx?id=63620

But in the IAAF top lists, she appears to be credited with a time of 1:06:42, so a 5 second adjustment has been applied.

http://www.iaaf.org/statistics/toplists/inout=o/age=n/season=2012/sex=W/all=n/legal=A/disc=HMAR/detail.html

Meanwhile the letsrun race report lists her time as 1:06:42 and then suggests a further 6-8 seconds should be subtracted...

http://www.letsrun.com/2012/rakhalf-0217.php

Hopefully people can agree on the correct answer soon, but someone needs to have a word with the RAK Half Marathon race organisers and tell them that if they can't manage the race start a little better, in what was otherwise a fine race, their IAAF gold label status might be at risk.
long sox
RE: Official 2012 RAK Half Thread 2/17/2012 7:25PM - in reply to long sox Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Sorry, that should be a 7 second adjustment applied by the IAAF when you compare the top lists with the race report.

Race report from IAAF:

Results of RAK Half Marathon 2012

Men
1. Dennis Kipruto Koech (KEN) 1:00:40
2. Azmeraw Bekele (ETH) 1:00:49
3. Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich (KEN) 1:01:01
4. Bernard Kipyego (KEN) 1:01:29
5. Feyisa Lelisa (ETH) 1:01:52
6. Fabiano Joseph (TAN) 1:02:00
7. Kiplimo Kimutai (KEN) 1:02:03
8. Levy Matebo Omari (KEN) 1:02:15
9. Joseph Maregu (KEN) 1:02:31
10. Tsegaye Kebede (ETH) 1:02:34

Women
1. Mary Keitany (KEN) 1:06:49
2. Georgina Rono (KEN) 1:09:13
3. Gladys Cherono (KEN) 1:09:14
4. Feysa Tadese (ETH) 1:09:15
5. Hilda Kibet (KEN) 1:11:15
6. Caroline Cheptanui Kilel (KEN) 1:11:21
7. Rose Chelimo (KEN) 1:11:31
8. Feheriwat Goshu (ETH) 1:12:57
9. Serena Burla (USA) 1:13:43
10. Dehininet Demsew (ETH) 1:15:14

Top lists:

Men
http://www.iaaf.org/statistics/toplists/inout=o/age=n/season=2012/sex=M/all=n/legal=A/disc=HMAR/detail.html

Women
http://www.iaaf.org/statistics/toplists/inout=o/age=n/season=2012/sex=W/all=n/legal=A/disc=HMAR/detail.html

But even that isn't consistent...

Koech (KEN) 1:00:40 -> in top list 1:00:34 (6 seconds)
Keitany (KEN) 1:06:49 -> in top list 1:06:42 (7 seconds)

Are they using chip times in the top lists?
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