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|Author: ||Walt George|
|Subject: ||RE: Did Kip Keino Really Run The 10k and 5k Before Crushing Jim Ryun in 1,500 at 1968 Olympics?|
coach d wrote:
"Train Hard Win Easy" pp. 95-96
He had yellow jaundice or hepatitis. With 3 laps to go in the 10000, he was lying flat on the track. He could not eat before the 5000. Part of the reason Ryun lost the 1500 is that Kip went out in Olympic Record pace and Ryun expected him to keel over any moment. By the time Ryun realized Kip was actually going to make it, Ryun was too far behind to make up the distance.
But why does a D1 distance coach not already know this?
Keino went out at Olympic record pace as a result of his experience in the 5000. He conceitedly assumed he could outsprint the field in the 5000 and was content to run at 14 minute pace. The shock of being outkicked by Gammoudi on the day, decided his tactics for the 1500.
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