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Turkey
Geb announces next race, he may not be done just yet... 3/14/2012 7:11AM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
From Geb's twitter:

"Looking forward to come back to the half marathon of Vienna and run the chase race with Paula Radcliffe on the 15th of April!"

Run the chase race... what's that?
look here
RE: Geb announces next race, he may not be done just yet... 3/14/2012 7:41AM - in reply to Turkey Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Nutella1
RE: Geb announces next race, he may not be done just yet... 3/14/2012 8:19AM - in reply to Turkey Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Turkey wrote:

From Geb's twitter:

"Looking forward to come back to the half marathon of Vienna and run the chase race with Paula Radcliffe on the 15th of April!"

Run the chase race... what's that?


That sounds pretty cool. Them Austrians know how to put on a show. Line up the best female and male distance runners of all times for a showdown. Nice. I doubt Geb will be able to go under 60 one more time (last year he ran 60:18 in a solo effort), but if he does, his dream may not be over yet.
consider this
RE: Geb announces next race, he may not be done just yet... 3/14/2012 8:37AM - in reply to Nutella1 Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
That day he wanted run Rotterdam

OG without Geb
The Waterboy
RE: Geb announces next race, he may not be done just yet... 3/14/2012 11:32AM - in reply to consider this Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Is it possible Geb is just like Ritz and too fragile to be a marathoner?

He could probably be competitive in Athletics for another 2 years at 10000m/Half Marathon but maybe the Marathon is just too long for him and it has nothing to do with his age.
The MonBRO Doctrine
RE: Geb announces next race, he may not be done just yet... 3/14/2012 11:35AM - in reply to The Waterboy Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

The Waterboy wrote:

Is it possible Geb is just like Ritz and too fragile to be a marathoner?

He could probably be competitive in Athletics for another 2 years at 10000m/Half Marathon but maybe the Marathon is just too long for him and it has nothing to do with his age.


You're trolling right? He did set the world record twice, after all.
Wow Unbelievable
RE: Geb announces next race, he may not be done just yet... 3/14/2012 11:56AM - in reply to The Waterboy Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Not for nothing, Waterboy, but there is absolutely nothing to support what you said.
consider this
RE: Geb announces next race, he may not be done just yet... 3/14/2012 12:08PM - in reply to Wow Unbelievable Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Wow Unbelievable wrote:

Not for nothing, Waterboy, but there is absolutely nothing to support what you said.



Completely true
J.R.
RE: Geb announces next race, he may not be done just yet... 3/14/2012 1:05PM - in reply to consider this Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

consider this wrote:

That day he wanted run Rotterdam

OG without Geb


Right, and Rotterdam is usually fast. Maybe he'll get more $$$ in Austria.
The Waterboy's Mom
RE: Geb announces next race, he may not be done just yet... 3/14/2012 1:13PM - in reply to consider this Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Sorry I apologize for letting my kid paste this garbage. I gave him time out for stealing an extra Popsicle out of the fridge without having done his homework and told him to go to his room and read. I forgot to take his laptop out from the room.
The Waterboy
RE: Geb announces next race, he may not be done just yet... 3/14/2012 2:59PM - in reply to The Waterboy's Mom Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Yes absolutely hilarious.

What I was getting at was he frequently seems to have some sort of problems in marathons be it back or stomach pain he has cited (like Dubai 2010 or Tokyo 2012), yes he set two marathon WR's but he also DNF'd two marathons, and marathon training has forced him to DNS marathons before like Tokyo 2011. I'm not saying he's not a great runner, I'm just wondering if he, like Ritz, is more suited to shorter distances

Ritz ran under 2:10 which is good, but his shorter distance times are much better comparatively, and it's the same thing with Geb. He ran 2:03:59 which is good, but 26:22 and 58:55 are better and perhaps the training and racing for shorter distances is more suited for his body (like with Ritz) than the training for and racing of marathons.

...What is possibly dumb about saying that?
The Waterboy
RE: Geb announces next race, he may not be done just yet... 3/14/2012 3:01PM - in reply to The Waterboy Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
DNF 3 marathons actually
Tinfoil
RE: Geb announces next race, he may not be done just yet... 3/14/2012 4:03PM - in reply to The Waterboy Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
You can't say someone is not fit for an event when they twice set the world record. You compare him to Ritz who ran sub-par marathon times. You can never call a world record sub-par.


The Waterboy wrote:

Yes absolutely hilarious.

What I was getting at was he frequently seems to have some sort of problems in marathons be it back or stomach pain he has cited (like Dubai 2010 or Tokyo 2012), yes he set two marathon WR's but he also DNF'd two marathons, and marathon training has forced him to DNS marathons before like Tokyo 2011. I'm not saying he's not a great runner, I'm just wondering if he, like Ritz, is more suited to shorter distances

Ritz ran under 2:10 which is good, but his shorter distance times are much better comparatively, and it's the same thing with Geb. He ran 2:03:59 which is good, but 26:22 and 58:55 are better and perhaps the training and racing for shorter distances is more suited for his body (like with Ritz) than the training for and racing of marathons.

...What is possibly dumb about saying that?
Passingby
RE: Geb announces next race, he may not be done just yet... 3/15/2012 9:20AM - in reply to Tinfoil Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Well .. to waterboy's credit .. age does catch up with everyone. For that matter, Salazar too did set world records in the marathon and so did bill rodgers but neither of them can compete competitively in marathons today. I personally think Geb still has a couple of excellent marathons left in him .. but can perfectly understand waterboy's standpoint.
flyin
RE: Geb announces next race, he may not be done just yet... 3/15/2012 12:14PM - in reply to Turkey Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
He won't catch Radcliffe ...
Is That Your Final Answer?
RE: Geb announces next race, he may not be done just yet... 3/15/2012 12:32PM - in reply to Passingby Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Passingby wrote:

Well .. to waterboy's credit .. age does catch up with everyone. For that matter, Salazar too did set world records in the marathon and so did bill rodgers but neither of them can compete competitively in marathons today. I personally think Geb still has a couple of excellent marathons left in him .. but can perfectly understand waterboy's standpoint.


You're kidding right? He left the track because he got too old to be fully competitive there. He moved to the marathon because of his advanced age.

Now he is many years older and it is time to leave the marathon to go back to the track?!? What comes next - in 2020 he'll be too old for the track and time to retreat to the marathon again?

What in the world are you folks thinking?
Mr. Obvious
RE: Geb announces next race, he may not be done just yet... 3/15/2012 12:36PM - in reply to Is That Your Final Answer? Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Is That Your Final Answer? wrote:


Passingby wrote:

Well .. to waterboy's credit .. age does catch up with everyone. For that matter, Salazar too did set world records in the marathon and so did bill rodgers but neither of them can compete competitively in marathons today. I personally think Geb still has a couple of excellent marathons left in him .. but can perfectly understand waterboy's standpoint.


You're kidding right? He left the track because he got too old to be fully competitive there. He moved to the marathon because of his advanced age.

Now he is many years older and it is time to leave the marathon to go back to the track?!? What comes next - in 2020 he'll be too old for the track and time to retreat to the marathon again?

What in the world are you folks thinking?


No, he will need to move down to the 400m then.
The Waterboy
RE: Geb announces next race, he may not be done just yet... 3/15/2012 12:43PM - in reply to Mr. Obvious Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Passingby misunderstood my standpoint.

My point was that maybe Geb is more suited for shorter distances than he is the marathon. That's all. Again, I know he set the WR twice, but he also DNF'd 3 marathons, complained about back pain in 2 marathons, and marathon training has caused him to DNS marathons. His 2:03:59 is a great time, but his 26:22 and 58:55 are far superior times, so maybe he should just stick with racing shorter distances.

I was saying nothing about age, just about what his body may be more suited for, and I mentioned Ritz as an example because he is clearly suited for shorter distances than he is longer and I was saying it's the same thing with Geb. Even though he set a WR, his shorter distance times are better performances and it seems his body is GENERALLY (as in looking at ALL the marathons he's done and not just two of them) unable to handle marathon training/racing

Again my point had NOTHING to do with his age.
laugher out loud
RE: Geb announces next race, he may not be done just yet... 3/15/2012 1:22PM - in reply to The Waterboy Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

The Waterboy wrote:

He ran 2:03:59 which is good...

...What is possibly dumb about saying that?


The understatement of the day, perhaps the month or year.
The Waterboy
RE: Geb announces next race, he may not be done just yet... 3/15/2012 6:04PM - in reply to laugher out loud Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

laugher out loud wrote:


The Waterboy wrote:

He ran 2:03:59 which is good...

...What is possibly dumb about saying that?


The understatement of the day, perhaps the month or year.


Good, but not AS good as 58:55 or 26:22. I'm comparing the time to himself, not to the rest of the world.

This isn't that hard to understand
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