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RE: That was the worst 5000m final in an Olympics ever
just watched last 6 laps again (i.e., the race)
Gebremeskel really gave away the race. He was boxed in and gave Mo about FIFTEEN meters with 350 to go, and was in 9th place. Seriously look at it again. He wasted so much energy getting out of that box. And then coming off the final turn was boxed again, had to bounce around the Kenyan. With all that, he still almost caught Mo.
If he and his teammates worked together and hit the pace hard (at least every other lap) from the gun, AND he got himself into a good position at the bell (but of course off off a faster pace, the riff raff would have been dropped and out of his way), I am certain he wins.
Live and learn Gebremeskel. But you gave away gold.
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