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Kinda hard to be a 10k specialist when he's never run one. While Lagat may finish higher at the Olympics this year, Rupp will definitely run much faster than Lagat this season. This will be the last we see of Bernie, unless there's a new drug coming out of course.
He just got smoked in that 1500 in England. His speed clearly isn't what it used to be.
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I think Lagat will be happy to have a medal as opposed to the faster time this year.
Based on his H.S. and NCAA results, I would agree DT is perhaps a "consistent over-achiever", but I would like to see him "over-achieve" when it really matters. Up to now, DT best races against the top tier athletes have come in situations where he had a great race and a few guys where off their game. What's interesting is if you got together all of the top milers in the world right now, very few would be able to run 3:35...so he is off the a good start.
Event 38 1500 M Open Men
Meet Record: M 3:35.42 2010 Ryan Gregson, NSWIS
Aus Record: N 3:31.06 2010 Ryan Gregson, NSW
All Comers: C 3:31.25 2001 Hichan El Guerrouj, MAR
Olympic A: A 3:35.50
Name Age Team Finals Points
1 Torrence, David 27 USA 3:35.66
2 Birmingham, Collis 28 VIC 3:35.74
3 Rowe, Brenton 25 AUT 3:38.68
4 Robinson, Brett 21 ACT 3:38.94
5 Leer, Will 27 USA 3:39.94
6 Mottram, Craig 32 VIC 3:40.04
7 Foster, Ryan 24 TIS 3:40.39
8 Robinson, Paul 21 IRL 3:40.50
9 McCormick, Nick 31 GBR 3:40.97
10 Wright, Joshua 21 NSW 3:41.68
11 Carson, Hamish 24 NZL 3:43.41
12 See, Marc 23 WA 3:43.75
13 Saunders, Philo 36 ACT 3:44.05
14 Toohey, Nicholas 24 QLD 3:46.81
It's inspirational to see LetsRun.com's own prodigal son David Torrence on the following IAAF page listed just below El Guerrouj with the best outdoor 1,500 time in the world so far in 2012:
He's come a long ways since chronicling his midnight downhill sub-4 mile attempt here on LetsRun a few years back.
Way to race, David!
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