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Backflips all day
Didn't Nick Symmonds just have a breakthrough year in the 800? Why would he move up to 1500? 2/10/2013 8:50AM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I just don't get it.
Mrr82
RE: Didn't Nick Symmonds just have a breakthrough year in the 800? Why would he move up to 1500? 2/10/2013 8:56AM - in reply to Backflips all day Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Backflips all day wrote:

I just don't get it.


Solomon, who's also obviously been working his butt off since the Olympics
Mo Moe
RE: Didn't Nick Symmonds just have a breakthrough year in the 800? Why would he move up to 1500? 2/10/2013 9:24AM - in reply to Backflips all day Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Symmonds is 29, getting a bit old for this 800m lark. Probably been itching to move up for a while.
worst poster
RE: Didn't Nick Symmonds just have a breakthrough year in the 800? Why would he move up to 1500? 2/10/2013 10:57AM - in reply to Backflips all day Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Running 600 next week, no?

Not sure how well the 1500 thing will go. He strikes me as a real specialist but then I never saw a sub 1:43 coming either.
Fluffy
RE: Didn't Nick Symmonds just have a breakthrough year in the 800? Why would he move up to 1500? 2/10/2013 11:02AM - in reply to Backflips all day Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Symmonds will never run faster than that 1:42.95, it was a miracle.

Also with the unbelievable young talent coming up (Amos, Kitum, Aman,) + Rudisha and Solomon, he'll never do better than 5th in the world.

I think Symmonds said he's still focusing on the 800 for this year's WC.
Duh.
RE: Didn't Nick Symmonds just have a breakthrough year in the 800? Why would he move up to 1500? 2/10/2013 11:09AM - in reply to Fluffy Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Symmonds wants to be like Coe now eh? Funny.
someone had to do it
RE: Didn't Nick Symmonds just have a breakthrough year in the 800? Why would he move up to 1500? 2/10/2013 11:16AM - in reply to Duh. Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Duh. wrote:

Symmonds wants to be like Coe now eh? Funny.


yes

anyone who runs an 800 and then moves up to 1500 is coe
Skate
RE: Didn't Nick Symmonds just have a breakthrough year in the 800? Why would he move up to 1500? 2/10/2013 11:38AM - in reply to Mo Moe Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Solomon will be 29 this year.
They can both improve slightly over the next couple of years,(moreso Solomon)- there is still a couple more ideal races for that on the schedule. Nick should wait at least one more year before moving up to the 1500
lol lol lol lol
RE: Didn't Nick Symmonds just have a breakthrough year in the 800? Why would he move up to 1500? 2/10/2013 3:11PM - in reply to Backflips all day Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Backflips all day wrote:

I just don't get it.


There are fewer drug-addled cartoon characters in the 1500 right now than in the 800. An Ovett-caliber runner can currently win championship 1500s. Not so, the 800, where you need to be a walking chemistry lab to stand a good chance of winning a medal.
RRRR
RE: Didn't Nick Symmonds just have a breakthrough year in the 800? Why would he move up to 1500? 2/10/2013 7:22PM - in reply to Backflips all day Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Symmonds wants to be a real contender at 1500m in 2016 I would imagine. Better to start dabbling in the distance now, rather than wait any longer to get the experiences that will benefit him later. If he lines up in an Olympic final with his 800m pedigree and the savvy of a 1500m veteran, I don't think anyone would be smart to bet against him.

Manzano has a 1:44 PR in the 800m I believe... Symmonds probably feels good about his chances at 1500m as a proven 1:42 man, who surges very late in the race to pick off competitors.
ignorant turd
RE: Didn't Nick Symmonds just have a breakthrough year in the 800? Why would he move up to 1500? 2/10/2013 7:41PM - in reply to lol lol lol lol Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

lol lol lol lol wrote:


There are fewer drug-addled cartoon characters in the 1500 right now than in the 800. An Ovett-caliber runner can currently win championship 1500s. Not so, the 800, where you need to be a walking chemistry lab to stand a good chance of winning a medal.


As opposed to that walking chemistry lab Makhloufi in the 1500?
ignorant turd
RE: Didn't Nick Symmonds just have a breakthrough year in the 800? Why would he move up to 1500? 2/10/2013 7:42PM - in reply to RRRR Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

RRRR wrote:

Symmonds wants to be a real contender at 1500m in 2016 I would imagine. Better to start dabbling in the distance now, rather than wait any longer to get the experiences that will benefit him later..


Dabbling? Doesn't he have 3:36 PR currently?
What the heck
RE: Didn't Nick Symmonds just have a breakthrough year in the 800? Why would he move up to 1500? 2/10/2013 11:18PM - in reply to Skate Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Skate wrote:

Solomon will be 29 this year.
They can both improve slightly over the next couple of years,(moreso Solomon)- there is still a couple more ideal races for that on the schedule. Nick should wait at least one more year before moving up to the 1500


Wait another year?! Sure, if he is not serious about ever being world class again. If he was serious about being world class in the 1500 then he should have moved up at age 25. Trying to get that going at age 30 is a joke.

Thus endeth the relevance of the running career of Nick Symmonds.
ukathleticscoach
RE: Didn't Nick Symmonds just have a breakthrough year in the 800? Why would he move up to 1500? 2/11/2013 5:36AM - in reply to Backflips all day Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
He'll do a couple then move back down
UCI XC
RE: Didn't Nick Symmonds just have a breakthrough year in the 800? Why would he move up to 1500? 2/11/2013 6:48AM - in reply to ukathleticscoach Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
There's no equivalent of Rudisha in the 1500 right now. Symmonds' big goal has always been medaling in an OG or WC, and he can imagine doing that in a championship 1500, where his kick would be up there with anyone's. His current training partner recently demonstrated what might be possible for him.
UCI XC
RE: Didn't Nick Symmonds just have a breakthrough year in the 800? Why would he move up to 1500? 2/11/2013 6:51AM - in reply to UCI XC Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Edit: delete "championship"; redundant after "OG or WC."
dondon
RE: Didn't Nick Symmonds just have a breakthrough year in the 800? Why would he move up to 1500? 2/11/2013 7:29AM - in reply to Backflips all day Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Borza will move up too and these two will dominate the metric mile for foreseeable future.
BigTex
RE: Didn't Nick Symmonds just have a breakthrough year in the 800? Why would he move up to 1500? 2/11/2013 7:39AM - in reply to dondon Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
If he wants to medal on the world stage, he has to stop putting himself in a 15-20 meter disadvantage heading into the last lap. Same for Manzano, though obviously he medaled, he would have been Olympic Champion with better positioning heading into the last lap.
dfasdfafasdf
RE: Didn't Nick Symmonds just have a breakthrough year in the 800? Why would he move up to 1500? 2/11/2013 8:01AM - in reply to BigTex Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Symmonds is probably just getting bored doing the same thing year after year. Moving up to the 1500 would be very dumb though. He's not a miler.
plasta
RE: Didn't Nick Symmonds just have a breakthrough year in the 800? Why would he move up to 1500? 2/11/2013 8:05AM - in reply to dfasdfafasdf Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
3:36 last year while obviously focussing on the 800 for London.

Interested to see what he does when he's slimmed down and fully committed to the 15.
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