[ Return to Index ] [ Original Message ]Original Message
By entering these forums you agree to our Rules
on the logo to return to our homepage
|Author: ||Wino Hobo|
|Subject: ||RE: That was the greatest race ever!! All hail Lopez Lomong!!|
That was indeed an astounding 5,000 with a wild, unpredictable and somewhat unfortunate finish.
Keep in mind that this was Torrence's 5,000 debut, and as he said his great racing instincts took over and he went for it to try to stick as close as he could to Lomong.
I was hoping that David would be able to pick up on Lomong's mistake sooner than he did, allowing him to move past Lopez, but that didn't happen.
For a debut 5,000 Torrence's effort has to be one of the best ever, especially if you consider how fast he would have been had Lomong not moved the way he did and had both run say 59 for the penultimate lap and then 56 or 58 for the real final lap. Could Torrence have run 13:11? 13:10? Or perhaps even something like 13:07?
Way to go Torrence, and also hat's off to Lomong for gritting out a tough sub-60 lap even after his celebrations and lactic acid build-up we can only imagine after his hard not-quite-finish.
Torrence has a bright future in the 5,000, and I could see him eventually being able to eye sub-13 someday much in the same way he once did right here on Letsrun all those years ago when he went for and got his now famous midnight downhill sub-4.
To combat message board spam (by non runners). We are making people answer a brief question before they can post on a thread that is over 20 days old.
If you answer this question you should be able to post.