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Official Women's 800 Final- IAAF World Championship 8/18/2013 8:05AM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Let this serve as the official thread.

Our main thought2?

1) Savinova deserves to be considered the favorite. We'd say she wins this race more than 50% of the time but after her we like the Americans.

We said in our preview we don't see how Montano wins it if her third 200 is over 30. That may actually be possible but not if it's over 31 like it was in the semis.

If Martinez is going to win, she's got to get out faster.

2) We expect this to be a MUCH slower winning time than the last 3 worlds.

Winning Times at the last 5 Worlds.
2011: 1:55.87
2009: 1:55.45
2007: 1:56.04
2005: 1:58.82
2003: 1:58.89

PS. We figured out why all of the 800 runners think they are going way faster than they are. The big screens hanging from the stadium are on about a half-full second delay. So if you look up at those, you'll see a time from the past.
miler guy
RE: Official Women's 800 Final- IAAF World Championship 8/18/2013 8:13AM - in reply to LetsRun.com Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Montano is going to do her thing and cause others to react. It's anyone's race if she takes it out really hard. I like Martinez FTW.
800 analyzer
RE: Official Women's 800 Final- IAAF World Championship 8/18/2013 8:14AM - in reply to LetsRun.com Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Bookies had Savinova 1/2; Bmart 9/2: Alysia 11/2; 14/1 or worse for the rest.

Source: ladbrokes
800 analyzer
RE: Official Women's 800 Final- IAAF World Championship 8/18/2013 8:45AM - in reply to 800 analyzer Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Let's go!
long sox
RE: Official Women's 800 Final- IAAF World Championship 8/18/2013 8:46AM - in reply to LetsRun.com Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Savinova - was impressed in 2011 where she seemed to be the only one to realise the race was against Caster Semenya and no one else. She will be ready in the final.

After that? Perhaps Martinez, Montano, but perhaps also the Kenyan, Eunice Jepkoech Sum.
Darwinian
RE: Official Women's 800 Final- IAAF World Championship 8/18/2013 8:48AM - in reply to long sox Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Savinova
Martinez
Montano
click click
RE: Official Women's 800 Final- IAAF World Championship 8/18/2013 8:48AM - in reply to long sox Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Come on the scarecrow!
dvbsfvbdfs
RE: Official Women's 800 Final- IAAF World Championship 8/18/2013 8:52AM - in reply to click click Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Live feed?
click click
RE: Official Women's 800 Final- IAAF World Championship 8/18/2013 8:54AM - in reply to dvbsfvbdfs Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Martinez - Bronze
Audax
RE: Official Women's 800 Final- IAAF World Championship 8/18/2013 8:54AM - in reply to dvbsfvbdfs Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Sum, Savinova, Martinez.
haha
RE: Official Women's 800 Final- IAAF World Championship 8/18/2013 8:55AM - in reply to Audax Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Ajee Wilson is such a baller. Future Olympic champion.
162430
RE: Official Women's 800 Final- IAAF World Championship 8/18/2013 8:55AM - in reply to haha Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
US goes 3-4-6
Marta L
RE: Official Women's 800 Final- IAAF World Championship 8/18/2013 8:56AM - in reply to Audax Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Yes!!!! B-Mart is a boss!!!!!

Montano runs like a fool again. Hope she enjoys being a rabbit.
Come on mayne
RE: Official Women's 800 Final- IAAF World Championship 8/18/2013 8:56AM - in reply to haha Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Great race by B-Mart and Ajee. Bronze and new American Junior Record!!
click click
RE: Official Women's 800 Final- IAAF World Championship 8/18/2013 8:56AM - in reply to haha Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Martinez 1.57.91 PR
long sox
RE: Official Women's 800 Final- IAAF World Championship 8/18/2013 8:57AM - in reply to click click Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
1 571 Eunice Jepkoech Sum KENKEN 1:57.38 PB
Details 2 760 Mariya Savinova RUSRUS 1:57.80 SB
Details 3 928 Brenda Martinez USAUSA 1:57.91 PB
Details 4 923 Alysia Johnson Montano USAUSA 1:57.95
Details 5 745 Ekaterina Poistogova RUSRUS 1:58.05 SB
Details 6 959 Ajee Wilson USAUSA 1:58.21 PB
Details 7 854 Nataliia Lupu UKRUKR 1:59.79
Details 8 289 Lenka Masná CZECZE 2:00.59
goodjobdude
RE: Official Women's 800 Final- IAAF World Championship 8/18/2013 8:58AM - in reply to Marta L Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Marta L wrote:

Yes!!!! B-Mart is a boss!!!!!

Montano runs like a fool again. Hope she enjoys being a rabbit.


Letsrun - where if you take it out hard you're a fool, and if you lay back and kick at the end, you're a coward. LOL! You guys should all be coaches - you'd be so successful since you're so darn smart. LOL!
Shadonna Shingle
RE: Official Women's 800 Final- IAAF World Championship 8/18/2013 8:59AM - in reply to Marta L Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Marta L wrote:
Montano runs like a fool again. Hope she enjoys being a rabbit.


Its really a shame that talent like that is coupled to someone who seems incapable of escaping mindless high-school-freshman tactics.
Darwinian
RE: Official Women's 800 Final- IAAF World Championship 8/18/2013 9:01AM - in reply to goodjobdude Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

goodjobdude wrote:
Letsrun - where if you take it out hard you're a fool, and if you lay back and kick at the end, you're a coward. LOL! You guys should all be coaches - you'd be so successful since you're so darn smart. LOL!


To be fair, the sit and kick is criticized in the 1500-10000 races, not the 800.
162430
RE: Official Women's 800 Final- IAAF World Championship 8/18/2013 9:01AM - in reply to goodjobdude Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

goodjobdude wrote:


Marta L wrote:

Yes!!!! B-Mart is a boss!!!!!

Montano runs like a fool again. Hope she enjoys being a rabbit.


Letsrun - where if you take it out hard you're a fool, and if you lay back and kick at the end, you're a coward. LOL! You guys should all be coaches - you'd be so successful since you're so darn smart. LOL!


There is a difference between taking it out hard and being a moron. Solomon takes it out hard. He does not get criticized for this. If he were running splits in line with Montano (56-61), he would be 48-mid on the first lap. That would receive criticism and rightly so.
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