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cenotaph
RE: Official USA Indoor TNF Champs ABQ Thread 2/25/2012 10:20PM - in reply to joho Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
yawn. nobodys fault but just wasnt fun to watch
ashwin bala
RE: Official USA Indoor TNF Champs ABQ Thread 2/25/2012 10:20PM - in reply to Prince_Denmark Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
What a kick by Lagat, wins it in 7:47:53, Lomong 2nd in 7:51, Rupp 3rd in 7:57.

Had to give it to Rupp for setting the pace early and pushing Lagat to go for the last 200m.
uh_no
RE: Official USA Indoor TNF Champs ABQ Thread 2/25/2012 10:21PM - in reply to middledistance can Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
indoor track wasn't rupp approved
waitwut
RE: Official USA Indoor TNF Champs ABQ Thread 2/25/2012 10:21PM - in reply to Blort Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
There was no one even close to Lagat in that last 200. Kudos though to Rupp for setting the pace. Looks like he died hard in the last three laps. Hope it was nothing serious.
coach d
RE: Official USA Indoor TNF Champs ABQ Thread 2/25/2012 10:21PM - in reply to joho Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

joho wrote:

That was uneventful


Oh, it was very eventful. Lomong makes the team, Rupp doesn't (only 2 slots for world indoors I think). And I think Bernard can run a flying 100 a "little" faster than 10.9.

Rupp now 0-12 lifetime against Lagat.
yawnasdf
RE: Official USA Indoor TNF Champs ABQ Thread 2/25/2012 10:21PM - in reply to Oh Please Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Maybe Rupp thought it was a 5K? I don't understand what happened. He had nothing. Lagat looked ultra smooth as usual.
dammmmn
RE: Official USA Indoor TNF Champs ABQ Thread 2/25/2012 10:23PM - in reply to Oh Please Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
lagat is a beast. the dude has 11 gears.
tactician
RE: Official USA Indoor TNF Champs ABQ Thread 2/25/2012 10:23PM - in reply to yawnasdf Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
brilliant strategy by Rupp, they don't want to run world indoors, who the h*ll cares about them.
imarunr
RE: Official USA Indoor TNF Champs ABQ Thread 2/25/2012 10:23PM - in reply to Oh Please Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Oh Please wrote:

What happened to Rupp? Looks like he just gave up with 300 to go.


Seriously. Lagat put TEN SECONDS on Rupp over the last 450m!!! What the hell happened with Galen? It wasn't like the pace was that killer over the first 2k. And hasn't Rupp been living/training in ABQ? He should have been somewhat used to the altitude.

Weird.
Poppizle
RE: Official USA Indoor TNF Champs ABQ Thread 2/25/2012 10:26PM - in reply to imarunr Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

imarunr wrote:


Oh Please wrote:

What happened to Rupp? Looks like he just gave up with 300 to go.


Seriously. Lagat put TEN SECONDS on Rupp over the last 450m!!! What the hell happened with Galen? It wasn't like the pace was that killer over the first 2k. And hasn't Rupp been living/training in ABQ? He should have been somewhat used to the altitude.

Weird.


I think a major factor in him 'dying' at the end may just be due to frustration of the same thing happening time after time he races Lagat. There is no type of race that he can beat Lagat over 3k at.. Gotta be pretty demoralizing.
Lagat for the Gold
RE: Official USA Indoor TNF Champs ABQ Thread 2/25/2012 10:27PM - in reply to george oscar bluth Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

george oscar bluth wrote:

3k predictions?

Lagat 7:41
Rupp 7:42


Lol @ this.
iwsarnr
RE: Official USA Indoor TNF Champs ABQ Thread 2/25/2012 10:30PM - in reply to imarunr Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

imarunr wrote:


Seriously. Lagat put TEN SECONDS on Rupp over the last 450m!!! What the hell happened with Galen? It wasn't like the pace was that killer over the first 2k. And hasn't Rupp been living/training in ABQ? He should have been somewhat used to the altitude.

Weird.


Agreed about the "weird" part. OK, so maybe Lagat can still beat Rupp but not by 10 seconds in 450 m. Heck, Rupp just ran an 8:09. No way is he dying in a 7:50ish 3k, even with some altitude.

One of two things is almost certainly true:

1) Rupp wasn't really racing. Another "ploy."

2) Rupp is sick/injured... and just hasn't bothered to tell anyone. If this is the case let's hope it's nothing serious and he'll be back in form soon.
Twitched
RE: Official USA Indoor TNF Champs ABQ Thread 2/25/2012 10:32PM - in reply to Poppizle Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Poppizle wrote:

I think a major factor in him 'dying' at the end may just be due to frustration of the same thing happening time after time he races Lagat. There is no type of race that he can beat Lagat over 3k at.. Gotta be pretty demoralizing.



Then what does Rupp hope to do against Bekele (Bekele > Lagat)? Perhaps Bekele is so far ahead, it doesn't seem like he's even in his races.
TGH PDX
RE: Official USA Indoor TNF Champs ABQ Thread 2/25/2012 10:33PM - in reply to coach d Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

coach d wrote:


joho wrote:

That was uneventful


Oh, it was very eventful. Lomong makes the team, Rupp doesn't (only 2 slots for world indoors I think). And I think Bernard can run a flying 100 a "little" faster than 10.9.

Rupp now 0-12 lifetime against Lagat.


Best night eve for you Coach D, I love your hate it is so consistiant . I hope it feels good :) its like christmas for you.
nice finish
RE: Official USA Indoor TNF Champs ABQ Thread 2/25/2012 10:34PM - in reply to imarunr Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Yes nice pushing of the pace, tired everyone out so much they only blew by like a freight train. It was exciting though.
george oscar bluth
RE: Official USA Indoor TNF Champs ABQ Thread 2/25/2012 10:35PM - in reply to Lagat for the Gold Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I actually think my prediction would've been solid if Rupp hadn't run like crap. He would've pressed the pace a little more than he did, and then Lagat would've had his way with him, like always, but it would've resulted in a faster time.
Fluffy
RE: Official USA Indoor TNF Champs ABQ Thread 2/25/2012 10:38PM - in reply to coach d Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

coach d wrote:


joho wrote:

That was uneventful


Oh, it was very eventful. Lomong makes the team, Rupp doesn't (only 2 slots for world indoors I think). And I think Bernard can run a flying 100 a "little" faster than 10.9.

Rupp now 0-12 lifetime against Lagat.


"Each Member is entitled to enter up to three athletes in each event of the Championships..."

http://www.iaaf.org/statistics/standards/newsid=59926.html

Rupp still made the team. I think Salazar wanted him to try only as hard as he had to get top 3. Thats my $.02
saturday night's all right
RE: Official USA Indoor TNF Champs ABQ Thread 2/25/2012 10:41PM - in reply to nice finish Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Uneventful, I agree. Let Lagat set the pace for a change,
just to have a new strategy. Maybe it'd be as slow as the
women's 2:34 800 meter mark.

I was distracted by the "members watching" counter,
which was at 3300 during the men's 3000, and after
Lagat's victory speech, fell below 2000, and then
they take it off once it goes under 1000.
LIberal converts
RE: Official USA Indoor TNF Champs ABQ Thread 2/26/2012 12:53AM - in reply to Fluffy Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Hey doofus (Fluffy)....one freaking sentence later.... "but only two may compete"

well done. Rupp didn't make the team. don't worry, nothing we didn't already know. only you, apparently. rupp needs more thyroid meds.
burqueno
RE: Official USA Indoor TNF Champs ABQ Thread 2/26/2012 12:56AM - in reply to saturday night's all right Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Rupp started to strain with maybe four laps to go. Stride looked good but you could see it in his face. Lagat went to the front for two laps and then Rupp just lost contact and eventually packed it in. Lomong looked strong. Stronger than I expected. Lagat's acceleration when he made his push to the line was incredible. Watching that guy run is something else.
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