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Zlatan
Official Men's 10000m Thread 8/4/2012 7:27AM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
"I put only Kenenisa, maybe one Kenyan, and I put Mo and Galen Rupp. They are the four who can look for medals, no one else."
- Renato Canova

Start list:
http://tinyurl.com/c3hggnq

The gun goes at 9:15pm London time. That's 4:15pm on the east coast.

http://www.oddschecker.com/olympics/athletics/mens/10000m/winner

Farah 11/10
Bekele 3/1
Kiprop 8/1

They're the bookies favourites. Rupp 25/1
Zlatan
RE: Official Men's 10000m Thread 8/4/2012 7:29AM - in reply to Zlatan Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Letsrun's Preview:
http://www.letsrun.com/2012/men-ten-0801.php


If you need a stream you should find one here:
http://www.wiziwig.tv/index.php?part=sports
Ben L. Wrong
RE: Official Men's 10000m Thread 8/4/2012 7:41AM - in reply to Zlatan Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
1st Farah
2nd Bekele
3rd Karoki
4th Kiprop
5th Tariku
6th Rupp
10th Levins
11th Ritz
15th Teg

Mark my words.
L0lThis
RE: Official Men's 10000m Thread 8/4/2012 7:43AM - in reply to Ben L. Wrong Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Ben L. Wrong wrote:

1st Farah
2nd Bekele
3rd Karoki
4th Kiprop
5th Tariku
6th Rupp
10th Levins
11th Ritz
15th Teg

Mark my words.


Rupp very underestimated. He will medal.
Crazy Guy
RE: Official Men's 10000m Thread 8/4/2012 7:43AM - in reply to Ben L. Wrong Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Call me crazy but i'm going with

Farah
Rupp
Bekele
T dib
RE: Official Men's 10000m Thread 8/4/2012 7:57AM - in reply to Crazy Guy Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Farah, bekele rupp.
suburbanxcore
RE: Official Men's 10000m Thread 8/4/2012 8:25AM - in reply to Zlatan Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
USA subplot: Who finishes higher, Ritz or Teg?
snakes on a train
RE: Official Men's 10000m Thread 8/4/2012 8:26AM - in reply to Zlatan Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Mo says he doesn't think it will come down to the last lap

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012/aug/03/mo-farah-10000-metres-london-2012
zuba
RE: Official Men's 10000m Thread 8/4/2012 8:28AM - in reply to suburbanxcore Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

suburbanxcore wrote:

USA subplot: Who finishes higher, Ritz or Teg?


Ritz beats Teg. But does Levins beat them both?? I say YES
chicityxc
RE: Official Men's 10000m Thread 8/4/2012 8:32AM - in reply to zuba Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

zuba wrote:


suburbanxcore wrote:

USA subplot: Who finishes higher, Ritz or Teg?


Ritz beats Teg. But does Levins beat them both?? I say YES


Totally agree.

1. K. Bekele
2. Masai
3. Gebrehaim
runn
RE: Official Men's 10000m Thread 8/4/2012 8:45AM - in reply to chicityxc Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I thought NBC did a good job of covering the women's 10,000. I hope for at least the same for the men.
I thought they could have done a better job of talking splits so the average viewer (and some letsrunners who don't get distance running) could understand that the race is more than just 25 laps around an oval.
The men's race could be great. I can't predict without using my heart to influence me and I want Rupp to medal.
I'll pick Rupp and Mo in the top 3. Bekele- no medal.
boyahz
RE: Official Men's 10000m Thread 8/4/2012 8:48AM - in reply to zuba Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I'm pretty sure Levins has been training with a weight vest:

"Levins, who said he had previously run about 120 to 130 miles a week, has been sworn to secrecy about the particulars of his training regime by his college coach, Eric Houle.

“We’re doing some things here that I know would raise eyebrows,” said Houle. “On top of increasing mileage, there’s other things we’re doing. Cam’s promised me he’s not going to talk about the stuff. Why, all of a sudden, can Cam, in the last lap of a race, leave these all-Americans behind as if they’re standing still? I mean, it’s more than just distance training. It’s going outside the box in a lot of aspects of training. I truly understand this may not work with another athlete again. But I know this: It worked with Cam.”

http://www.thestar.com/sports/london2012/athletics/article/1219026--london-olympics-cam-levins-racking-up-huge-mileage-and-big-results
george oscar bluth
RE: Official Men's 10000m Thread 8/4/2012 8:53AM - in reply to Zlatan Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Bekele
Farah
Bekele

4th - 6th is kiprop, tadesse, and rupp...rupp outkicks one of them for 5th

Ritz ahead of Teg ahead of Levins
888
RE: Official Men's 10000m Thread 8/4/2012 9:54AM - in reply to george oscar bluth Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
How good are these Kenyan's? I don't know anything about them tbh.
suburbanxcore
RE: Official Men's 10000m Thread 8/4/2012 9:56AM - in reply to zuba Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I thought about throwing Levins in there. I'm excited to see him run on the big stage.
halfmile
RE: Official Men's 10000m Thread 8/4/2012 10:06AM - in reply to suburbanxcore Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Mini biography of Bekele from Flotrack. Some cool photos too.

http://www.flotrack.org/article/13901-Bekele-Photo-TImeline-Can-he-bounce-back

Man I'm getting seriously pumped for this race. Not usually a massive fan of the longer distances but this has the makings of an all time classic.
max219
RE: Official Men's 10000m Thread 8/4/2012 10:24AM - in reply to Zlatan Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Farah - Bekele - Karoki
Hjubh
RE: Official Men's 10000m Thread 8/4/2012 10:31AM - in reply to Zlatan Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Kiprop
Farah
Karoki
Bekele
Rupp
Running on Empathy
RE: Official Men's 10000m Thread 8/4/2012 10:35AM - in reply to boyahz Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
If Levins medals, Houle better write a book.


boyahz wrote:

I'm pretty sure Levins has been training with a weight vest:

"Levins, who said he had previously run about 120 to 130 miles a week, has been sworn to secrecy about the particulars of his training regime by his college coach, Eric Houle.

“We’re doing some things here that I know would raise eyebrows,” said Houle. “On top of increasing mileage, there’s other things we’re doing. Cam’s promised me he’s not going to talk about the stuff. Why, all of a sudden, can Cam, in the last lap of a race, leave these all-Americans behind as if they’re standing still? I mean, it’s more than just distance training. It’s going outside the box in a lot of aspects of training. I truly understand this may not work with another athlete again. But I know this: It worked with Cam.”

http://www.thestar.com/sports/london2012/athletics/article/1219026--london-olympics-cam-levins-racking-up-huge-mileage-and-big-results
o.O
RE: Official Men's 10000m Thread 8/4/2012 10:35AM - in reply to Hjubh Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Levins
Ritz
Kiprop

Rupp suffers the asthma attack from hell and is carted away on a stretcher
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