Anchor Leg - Why is it that we should dominate the sport? There is nothing in the sedentary lifestyles of American young people which would encourage large numbers to be extremely physically active. This is a necessary predicate to having large number of talented athletes emerge. And race tactics when it comes to Americans are largely irrelevant, although I agree today that Hartman ran an intelligence race in the heat. Major marathons bring a number East African runners wholly capable of breaking 27:00 for 10k. We have but two at this level, with perhaps a couple of others who could do it. Hardly surprising - the sport dominates in East African just as football does in America.
|are you serious|
People can't be this stupid can they? Randall had no delusions of winning that race, so why do you? He not only lead the pack he took the lead by 5 seconds at one point. And no he was not Hartmann's rabbit, or if he was he done a terrible job.
He ran out front to get on camera for a few minutes. KUDOS to him. Way to lead the charge for the American resurgence in the marathon. Thousands of high schoolers are now dreaming of running a 2:37 marathon.
Population of Kenya-40 Million Population of Ethiopia 80 million. Population of USA 310 Million. Ethiopia, and to a lesser degree Kenya are THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES. They do not have adequate safe drinking water or food for their populations. That they can generate a few dozen 27 minute 10K runners is testament to their toughness and character. That we can generate only two is pathetic. I don't buy the "Football dominates America." The people attracted to football, as a rule, do not make good runners. There a few hundred Americans above age 22 playing football. There are tens of millions of joggers/runners. Maybe, it's not race tactics-but our talent development tactics that are the problem. I agree with you-the sedentary nature of many kids today is a problem-but there are other bigger problems-I'm sure you can find a thread or two on LRC about the suckiness of collegiate running.
Results from Boston here for people that haven't seen them yet.
I think I get it now. Randall was secretly running the race as a relay. The second leg must have missed the handoff around 10k though, and botched the whole thing. The anchor leg, of course, would have been AnchorLeg.
|atomic party chair|
Yes, he was first masters finisher. Didn't know it until a few minutes after the race was over.
Buried in here:
4 17 Hartmann, Jason 2:14:31 CO USA
5 5 Chebet, Wilson 2:14:56 KEN
6 7 Korir, Laban 2:15:29 KEN
7 19 Butter, Michel 2:16:38 NED
8 10 Barmasai, David 2:17:16 KEN
9 41 Tamura, Hideaki 2:18:15 JPN
10 15 Kisorio, Mathew 2:18:15 KEN
11 184 Chichester, Tim 2:21:10 NY USA
12 20 Reyes, Sergio 2:22:06 CA USA
13 44 Martin, Brendan 2:22:32 MI USA
14 2 Gebremariam, Gebregziabher 2:22:56 ETH
15 85 Steidl, Uli 2:23:08 WA USA[/quote][/quote]
He's also 40. First master?[/quote]