j Cobb wrote:
Lion belt wrote:
J.Ingebritsen can t follow a quick pace.
He also has a bad kick in a 5000 race.He has yet to win a 5000m against international competition.
Dumbest post of week. As if no one watched Jakob nearly beat one of the best 5000 kickers in Geb last year. ...in basically just as fast a race as the WC final.
It's Cheptegei that has no chance in a world 5000 final. He has not won a 5000 against intl opposition and most definitely has no kick. Jakob is a 3:30 runner and closes a 5000 in 53. Cheptegei is far behind. Almost like a JV kid compared to Jakob in the 1500. Only way Cheptegei does well in a 5000 is in a time trial.
Cheptegai does not have a great kick for 5000m but would decimate Jakob Ingebrigsten in a fast (sub 13) 5000m anytime, anywhere.
Jakob kick for 5 000 is average. He needs a slow race. He completely imploded at Doha and crashed because he attempted to kick strong in a sub 13 race. He finished over 13 because it is his ceiling.
Jakob can run a 53.7 second lap in a 13.03 race, but his kick is greatly diminished if the past goes faster.
He is a schoolboy compared to the best kickers like Edriss, who outkicked Mo Farah and then blew the field in Doha.
Not only Jakob can't run a very fast lap in a sub 13 race, but also he probably can't run a sub 2:25 last km in a 5000m.
His 1500 speed does not translate into a fast last 400 nor a fast last km. It's basically useless in the 5000m because he is neither fast after 4km nor has a better 400 than his opponent.
He is better than them at running 1500m with fresh legs but collapse if the pace is quick in a 5000, if there is a better last lap man or if someone decide to run a very fast last km.
He should stick to the 1500m where the field is weaker and the kenyans who are better than him are injury prone while the others who beat him are old (Maklhoufi, Lewandowski)