round and round wrote:
What's that whitish gray stuff on his legs in the photo ?!
come on now wrote:
come on now wrote:
i saw the writeups earlier and was expecting to see something awesome once i saw the video. this is so overhyped. if this is newsworthy, im sorry, I'm just embarrassed for distance running as a sport. some slight contact (relative to other sports) and two pathetic toothpicks getting angry with each other afterwards? something needs to be done about the sport if the most memorable race of the year ("ive never seen a 5k end like this!") has the excitement, intensity, and stakes as my neighbors toothpick preteen girls getting mad at each other in the driveway. I love in boston, and no way would I spend my time to go out to a track in Cambridge to watch this exact race, even if it were like a 12:50. id rather sit at home and post on letsrun for 5 minutes, see the results, and do something better for the next hour. track and field needs to fix this. there is just so much better things for a fan to watch than these noodles run around a track in circles and have a cat fight at the end. cross fit games are way way more entertaining as a fan (and I hate cross fit in general)
Who said this was the most exciting race of the year? You seem more mad than Kejelcha and Barega who actually have reasons to be (Kejelcha much more so). Also, your grammar sucks. Funny how a bunch of skinny distance runners set you off so much, buddy.
I didn't say it was the most exciting, I said this was hyped up as being the most memorable of the year. What sets me off is the sad state of the sport. I want to see it grow, not dwindle into oblivion.
I suggest getting rid of every even over the mile, as they are incredibly boring. I suggest taking wresting under our arms and make it a track and field event now that its not in the olympics otherwise (think of a multi-event thats the mile run, top 2 then wrestle at the finish line to determine first place!). Let's make this sport exciting and not boring by these dumb 5k 10k and steeple chases on a track. Add some obstacle races on the infield, american ninja warrior or spartan race style, and eliminate the throwing events outside the decathlon. Realy races where if you don't have the baton you get to block or tackle other teams runners (say if you are the first leg of the 4x4, after you hand off you have free reign to interfere with legs 2-4). Do all that and make it classy and these dumb little 5ks and cat fights will be a thing of the past.
You really do not know the rules wrote:
The leading runner can never foul a following runner if they are not making sudden lane changes. If Kejelcha' back kick is the 'cause' that means that Beraga was in the space that Kejelcha 'owns' and is interfering with Kejelcha. Beraga HAS to leave the leading runner enough space. The is more egregious because Beraga has the whole track to use but instead he is running in the middle of Lane 1. You can tell that in the video because the bottom of his feet are not visible when they are on the track because the railing is blocking our view of them. You can see a substantial portion of Lane 1 outside of where Beraga's feet are landing. I really cannot fathom how you think his back kick hitting Beraga is Kejelcha's fault. You CANNOT run up on a runner and interfere with their their running.
Wokety Woke wrote:
The funniest thing about this is the reported ages of all of these guys. The E. Africans are shameless liars. It's astounding.