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Subject: RE: Discussion: Track & Field News' 2012 World 1,500 Rankings: Kiplagat #1, Makhloufi #4, Centro #5, Manzano #9
Look, one can easily make the argument Manzano should be ranked ahead of Centro but you can't just ignore stats in doing so.
Manzano did not beat Centro all 3 times the raced.
They raced 7 times in the same race this year and Centro led the year 4-3 as he beat Manzano 4 straight times after the Olympics.
Lausanne: Centro 3rd in 3:31.96, to Manzano 10th in 3:34.08.
Birmingham - Centro 8th in 3:37.94 to Manzano 11th in 3:42.20.
Brussels - Centro 4th in 3:32.47. Manzano 11th in 3:34.85.
5th Avenue - Centro 1st 3:52.4. Manzano 3rd in 3:53.1
Manzano was a total disaster after the Olympics save for 5th Avenue. If this was tennis, it would be like 3 straight flameouts in the first round.
I think at some level it's good these rankings exist as it gives the rest of the season meaning.
As for when our rankings are coming out, I haven't ever done them at the end of the year as it's impossible to please everyone.
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