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ttc
J.Simpson front runs to a Silver Medal. More "sacrificial lamb" nonsense. 8/15/2013 12:36PM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
...and yea, when you ppl quit posting the nonsense, then I'll quit correcting.

It's not so much being right/wrong. But to be negative about leading a race, is the biggest wimp talk & non-competiveness you can have.

The 3K SC finals & heats had the front runners do great.
The M 5K heats the same.
The M 1500m heats the same.
And now the W 1500m finals.
tek k
RE: J.Simpson front runs to a Silver Medal. More "sacrificial lamb" nonsense. 8/15/2013 12:39PM - in reply to ttc Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
she would have won gold if she didn't run out front like an idiot!
apples to carrots
RE: J.Simpson front runs to a Silver Medal. More "sacrificial lamb" nonsense. 8/15/2013 12:42PM - in reply to ttc Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Agree to some degree, but Simpson went to the front to control the pace and not allow 3:58 times that she couldn't run with. Mission accomplished. Solomon maxed himself out and allowed everyone a nice draft and carrot.
Zlatan
RE: J.Simpson front runs to a Silver Medal. More "sacrificial lamb" nonsense. 8/15/2013 12:42PM - in reply to ttc Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Big difference between leading a slow race and leading a fast one. Let's see her win a medal going 2:07 through 800m..
ttc
RE: J.Simpson front runs to a Silver Medal. More "sacrificial lamb" nonsense. 8/15/2013 12:42PM - in reply to tek k Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

tek k wrote:

she would have won gold if she didn't run out front like an idiot!


And you have a whole slew of runners who didn't lead & finished back. Simpson lost for the best reason- because the winner was simply faster... not because she was boxed in or too far back when the real racing started.
Ultrageezer
RE: J.Simpson front runs to a Silver Medal. More "sacrificial lamb" nonsense. 8/15/2013 12:43PM - in reply to tek k Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

tek k wrote:

she would have won gold if she didn't run out front like an idiot!


Yep! But she is an idiot.
finalist stud
RE: J.Simpson front runs to a Silver Medal. More "sacrificial lamb" nonsense. 8/15/2013 12:43PM - in reply to tek k Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Loved it. She dictated the race and gave her all. She was the 2nd best woman in the field and took home her just reward. Hats off.
sprinting
RE: J.Simpson front runs to a Silver Medal. More "sacrificial lamb" nonsense. 8/15/2013 12:47PM - in reply to tek k Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

tek k wrote:

she would have won gold if she didn't run out front like an idiot!



you don't know that at all.
Front runners rock
RE: J.Simpson front runs to a Silver Medal. More "sacrificial lamb" nonsense. 8/15/2013 12:47PM - in reply to ttc Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Awesome, I love front runners! They make the race!
ttc
RE: J.Simpson front runs to a Silver Medal. More "sacrificial lamb" nonsense. 8/15/2013 12:51PM - in reply to ttc Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I'm not saying it's for everyone. If Manzano jumped in the lead, I'd call it a mistake. When Cain looked like she wanted to jump in the lead at the beginning, I thought it was a mistake, given she hasn't been doing it.

But in no way should it be shunned, especially as being a sacrificial lamb. Proven nonsense.
Montesquieu
RE: J.Simpson front runs to a Silver Medal. More "sacrificial lamb" nonsense. 8/15/2013 12:51PM - in reply to apples to carrots Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
There's no question whatsoever that Simpson can run 3:58. If some of those other women can run it, surely so can she. But does anyone else think that Aregawi looks a bit, but only a bit, Caster Semenya-ish?

apples to carrots wrote:

Agree to some degree, but Simpson went to the front to control the pace and not allow 3:58 times that she couldn't run with. Mission accomplished. Solomon maxed himself out and allowed everyone a nice draft and carrot.
eiqiq
RE: J.Simpson front runs to a Silver Medal. More "sacrificial lamb" nonsense. 8/15/2013 12:52PM - in reply to finalist stud Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

finalist stud wrote:

Loved it. She dictated the race and gave her all. She was the 2nd best woman in the field and took home her just reward. Hats off.


Exactly. A slow race with everyone kicking at the end would still have ended with Aregawi winning and who knows who else medaling. Jenny ran smart, paced it right, and maximized her chances.
btdt
RE: J.Simpson front runs to a Silver Medal. More "sacrificial lamb" nonsense. 8/15/2013 12:53PM - in reply to ttc Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Jenny put herself in position to win. There was no one else who had a legit chance of winning in the last 200 to 250 than the champion and Jenny. All the negative posters here are just yappy little dogs.
Observationalist
RE: J.Simpson front runs to a Silver Medal. More "sacrificial lamb" nonsense. 8/15/2013 12:53PM - in reply to ttc Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Aregawi is an 800m runner, originally. Simpson a Steepler. Aregawi has a 3:56.6 this year; Simpson's 3:59.9 best is from 2009.

Simpson ran with intelligence and purpose. She had the initiative and she ran a near flawless race. With a field that had five athletes with better bests, Simpson will be absolutely rapt with her performance and rightly so.
TrackCoach
RE: J.Simpson front runs to a Silver Medal. More "sacrificial lamb" nonsense. 8/15/2013 12:54PM - in reply to Montesquieu Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Montesquieu wrote:

There's no question whatsoever that Simpson can run 3:58. If some of those other women can run it, surely so can she. But does anyone else think that Aregawi looks a bit, but only a bit, Caster Semenya-ish?

apples to carrots wrote:

Agree to some degree, but Simpson went to the front to control the pace and not allow 3:58 times that she couldn't run with. Mission accomplished. Solomon maxed himself out and allowed everyone a nice draft and carrot.




She all girl for my money.
gringonash
RE: J.Simpson front runs to a Silver Medal. More "sacrificial lamb" nonsense. 8/15/2013 12:55PM - in reply to ttc Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
So, this is more Ricky Bobby B.S.?
(If you ain't first, you're last.)
She got a medal; repeat, a MEDAL, in the 2013 women's 1,500 World Championships.
Which is something that 7 billion people on the planet (minus 3) don't have.
joedirt
RE: J.Simpson front runs to a Silver Medal. More "sacrificial lamb" nonsense. 8/15/2013 12:55PM - in reply to ttc Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Jenny can run from the front because she is one of the top 5 fastest in the world and the pace was slow. The problem with a lot of American men running from the front is there are a lot of people who are faster behind them and will get beat down when the real racing begins. Her tactic actually works great because she has one of the best final 100 meter kicks on the circuits so she forces the Kenyans and Ethiopians to have to kick early and run themselves into oxygen debt going around her and she can run them down in the final straight (it worked for her in Monaco and it pretty much worked for her here today). I hope she is able to get into a race with Aregawi in the next couple of weeks so we can see how fast she can really run in a rabbited race (assuming the rabbits have a clue what they are doing).
Truth!
RE: J.Simpson front runs to a Silver Medal. More "sacrificial lamb" nonsense. 8/15/2013 1:02PM - in reply to Montesquieu Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Montesquieu wrote:

There's no question whatsoever that Simpson can run 3:58. If some of those other women can run it, surely so can she. But does anyone else think that Aregawi looks a bit, but only a bit, Caster Semenya-ish?

apples to carrots wrote:

Agree to some degree, but Simpson went to the front to control the pace and not allow 3:58 times that she couldn't run with. Mission accomplished. Solomon maxed himself out and allowed everyone a nice draft and carrot.



More than a bit Caster Semenya-ish. I was thinking the same thing as they were doing the intros.
RuKiddingMe!!
RE: J.Simpson front runs to a Silver Medal. More "sacrificial lamb" nonsense. 8/15/2013 1:02PM - in reply to joedirt Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
i liked the way she held off several runners on the final curve...at first i thought she would let them by...but no!...she found another gear and held her ground....guts....and then she made some small gains on first....great race...only Aregawi could of beaten Jenny today under any conditions!
Original Gangsta
RE: J.Simpson front runs to a Silver Medal. More "sacrificial lamb" nonsense. 8/15/2013 1:09PM - in reply to ttc Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Come on TTC, you have to know that only a truly top athlete can lead and not be the sacrificial lamb, right?

If Ryan Hill leads, he'll get crushed. If Galen leads, he'll be top 6.

If David Rudisha leads, he'll win. If Duane S. leads, he'll get crushed.

Switch it to USAs and the story changes.
If Duane S. leads, he'll end up top 2. If Mike Rutt leads he'll get last.
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