It won't matter. Ajee could be in 1:55 shape.
It won't matter. Ajee could be in 1:55 shape.
Mu is much faster at 400 and can run 1:52.
Your bias is showing. Again.
Prediction: Wilson takes down the two 20 year olds and win Worlds.
1:52? Nah. 1:54 I can see
Why doesn't Mu hug the rail? It could allow someone to sneak by (improbable) but also shave a couple 1/100ths. Is she worried about her back kick?
Wilson loading up on those tainted beef burgers again i see. Mu missed her share this time around.
This is our best (deepest) team for worlds. Womens 800m. At least two *should* medal.
Mens 200m is my other must watch. They look unbeatable.
Yep. In a 4 x 8, Jersey vs. the world, it's Jersey, hands down. (Okay, maybe we'd have to give Syd a coupla months for some strength-work first.)
Yeah. I couldn’t figure that out either. I get not wanting to be DQed for stepping over the curb, but running that much extra distance while leading seems like a potential error.
Didn't know Mu was dating Brandon Miller until today. This was cute.
Mu has run that way for years. I don't know why her coach doesn't sit her down and explain this to her.
Mu was finally pushed and looked human. Hodgkinson may have a shot.
Mu had Covid only 5 weeks ago and lost training time. She will keep getting faster from now on.
Hodgkinson has a shot, but not a very good one.
Mu's coach isn't very good with teaching her how to race.
Remember that he is the same coach that didn't think to tell her at indoor NCAAs her freshman year that the other runner in the 400m final was obviously going to try to beat her to the turn and force Mu to run wide. Mu was caught off guard by that tactic, didn't know what to do, and she lost to a slower, but smarter, runner.
He also forgot to teach Mu how to use blocks at that same meet and she had to ask an official for help with her blocks. How does a coach expect his best runner to win a national 400m championship and he doesn't even remember to teach her how to set her blocks?
Mallard got lucky with a once in a lifetime talent, but he ignores all the race tactics that Mu needs to know. Don't expect him to tell Mu to run next to the rail. He won't. He's half asleep.
It will take 1:56 to medal at worlds. My predictions:
🥇 Athing Mu 🇺🇸
🥈 Mary Moraa 🇰🇪
🥉 Rosemary Almanza 🇨🇺
Mu runs an honest pace. At least there's no complaining she only wins by sit and kick tactic.
Quite frankly and I doubt I am the only one, watching women's 1:57.x 800M races just does not do it for me. I mean shouldn't this event have progressed a bit more in the past 10 years?Ajee Wilson has not bettered 1:55.61 in 5 years? You would think we would have multiple women able to run 1:55.00 by now and we do not. Wilson's days of running 1:55 are behind her women able to run 1:55.00 by now and we do not. Wilson's days of running 1:55 are behind her, yeah she looks great in these incredibly relatively soft fields in an event that has not moved forward at all really. And this is globally as well, MU has run 1:55.04 and is by far, the best in the world? Don't let this last race fool anyone.
So let me get this straight. That they don't go under 1.55 makes them losers, but if they do they must be dopers? Sounds like a no-win situation for these athletes.
Is that the same for the men? No one has broken 1.43 this year yet. Guys like Coe and Cram as well as Johnny Gray were doing that decades ago. Other than the 2012 OG the times are stagnant. Does the same go for them?
What tactics will Athing employ at the World Champs? For a start. I don't think she will want Keely on her shoulder with 300m to go, and so, will she blast a really, really fast first lap - that Keely doesn't seem to like, or maybe, do a pretty fast first lap and blast it at the bell or surprise everyone with some unexpected tactic. Not leading, for example. AND, we will have to factor in Mary Morra. She likes to lead. Anyway, this Thursday's 800m in Stockholm, where Mary and Keely are racing should tell us more about their form. Roll on Eugene!
A 1:57 championship 800m is like a 1:43-mid men's 800m champs final...It's pretty good even from an athlete who can run 1:41 in an all-out time trial. Ajee Wilson is starting to approach her 1:55-mid form, and it seems that might be coming by Worlds. The event IS moving forward when you take the non-DSD women and doped to the gills Russians out of it. 1:57.66 was 7th place last year in Tokyo. It is easy to imagine 4 women under 1:56.5 in this year's final in Mu, Wilson, Hodgkinson and Moraa. You have to put the Semenya, Russian doper years in context, they've been removed from the fields and this crop of women are running 1:55-1:57 just as much, maybe more. Can you run under 1:54 clean? Maybe not, but it just affirms 1:55 is FAST, and athletes like Janeth Jepkosgei and Ajee Wilson might've been under-appreciated for running 1:55-1:56 vs. DSD athletes and state-sponsored doped Russians.
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