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"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
The gun goes at 9:15pm London time. That's 4:15pm on the east coast.
They're the bookies favourites. Rupp 25/1
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Mo says he doesn't think it will come down to the last lap
Ritz beats Teg. But does Levins beat them both?? I say YES[/quote]
1. K. Bekele
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.
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.”
Mini biography of Bekele from Flotrack. Some cool photos too.
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.
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If Levins medals, Houle better write a book.