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Did anyone see the track and field news rankings?
1. Aslı Çakır Alptekin (Turkey)
2. Abeba Aregawi (Ethiopia)
3. Maryam Jamal (Bahrain)
4. Genzebe Dibaba (Turkey)
5. Shannon Rowbury (USA)
6. Hellen Obiri (Kenya)
7. Gamze Bulut (Turkey)
8. Morgan Uceny (USA)
9. Viola Kibiwott (Kenya)
10. Jenny Simpson (USA)
Simpson #10. How can that be? Yes as world champ she got basically to run in every big race of the year and thus had some 'finishes' but i bet the following 34 girls are upset as she was #35 on US list:
1 03:56.1 Mariem Alaoui Selsouli 6-Jul
2 03:56.5 Abeba Aregawi 31-May
3 03:56.6 Aslı Çakır Alptekin 6-Jul
4 03:57.8 Genzebe Dibaba 19-May
5 03:59.2 Viola Kibiwott 6-Jul
6 03:59.3 Yekaterina Kostetskaya 6-Jul
7 03:59.5 Yekaterina Martynova 6-Jul
8 03:59.6 Svetlana Podosyonova 13-Jun
9 03:59.6 Btissam Lakhouad 6-Jul
10 03:59.7 Hellen Obiri 31-May
11 03:59.7 Tatyana Tomashova 6-Jul
12 03:59.9 Yekaterina Gorbunova 13-Jun
13 04:00.1 Yelena Soboleva 6-Jul
14 04:00.1 Yekaterina Poistogova 17-Jun
15 04:00.5 Kristina Khaleyeva 13-Jun
16 04:00.8 Yelena Arzhakova 13-Jun
17 04:01.2 Anna Mishchenko 6-Jul
18 04:01.2 Gamze Bulut 8-Aug
19 04:01.2 Maryam Jamal 17-Aug
20 04:01.6 Morgan Uceny 31-May
21 04:01.7 Yuliya Zaripova 5-Jul
22 04:01.7 Mimi Belete 17-Aug
23 04:01.8 Natalya Yevdokimova 6-Jul
24 04:02.1 Lisa Dobriskey 6-Jul
25 04:02.3 Yuliya Chizhenko 19-Jun
26 04:02.4 Natallia Kareiva 8-Aug
27 04:02.6 Siham Hilali 6-Jul
28 04:03.0 Laura Weightman 8-Aug
29 04:03.0 Lucia Klocová 8-Aug
30 04:03.1 Shannon Rowbury 17-Aug
31 04:03.2 Mary Kuria 4-Sep
32 04:03.7 Ingvill Måkestad Bovim 6-Jul
33 04:03.8 Faith Kipyegon 19-May
34 04:04.1 Hannah England 27-May
Those were the 34 women that ran faster than Simpson last year. But at least 1 tested positive.
|Time is meaningless|
Who cares about time? That's the least important factor in the rankings.
It's easy to criticize the rankings. It's not as easy to make a case for who deserves to be ranked ahead of her. Please do so.
Yekaterina Kostetskaya who won the Russian champs and made the Olympic final.
Tatyana Tomashova who came third in the Russian champs and fourth in the Olympic final.
Now, please tell me which brilliant races Jenny Simpson ran that justify her top 10 ranking despite having average times for the year?
Just make sure she is comfortable trading p!ss with a nonrunner to pass the testing.
The rankings look about right to me. If anything, Simpson's ranked too high. Remember, last year after winning the World Championships she was ranked 3rd. Rankings are about SEASON records. 1) Honors won, 2) head to head competition. Marks count for little in the rankings.
|Time is meaningless|
Kostetskaya only ran the 1500 in 3 meets: Moscow Champs, Russian Champs and Olympics. Too thin of a record.
Same with Tomashova; just replace the Kuts meet for the Moscow Champs.