Misses WR by .31 unofficially.
Misses WR by .31 unofficially.
Kipyegon on a different planet. But how about Elise Cranny running 3:59 for third, right behind Maclean and well ahead of Sinclaire Johnson and Cory McGee.
They went out in 2:01, she's really the goat, and my WR holder. Dibaba's career makes no sense.
Dibaba was probably on PEDs.
Not banned for it, just Kipyegon hasn't been (yet).
Just appreciate the performances for what they are.
the real world record and one of the greatest performances of all time
And just as doped as all the rest.
I have no idea if she’s doping or not, but your litmus test for whether or not someone is doping apprears to be, “Are they running good times?”
I can’t imagine your association with track can be remotely enjoyable, since it’s impossible to cheer for anyone, because if that person does well, your conclusion is, “DOPER!”
Just saying I feel bad for you. Why even follow the sport?
I was willing her on in that attempt. If only she'd had a pacer capable of going a little further, but at that pace, you're basically down to Tsegay, Hassan, and Muir who could do it. Whether she gets the record or not, she's the GOAT. It's absurd just how far ahead of the field she finished
Not "good" times - ridiculous times. Yes - it is hard to cheer for a dirty sport. I guess I follow it the same way I follow events like the farce that is American democracy or the war in Ukraine. They are hard to overlook.
Absurd is a good choice of word.
Indeed. Has there ever been a top-class 1500m with such a gap of 8,5 seconds between 1st and rest?
Very unlikely that she is juiced. She is just a very hard working Kenyan runner, working hard and reaping the benefits of very organized and systematic training, with almost 100 percent of her intervals on the track (mostly at the Kipchoge stadium in Eldoret) done with male pacers. I was there in April/May this year in Eldoret and saw her train at the stadium with my own eyes. What stood out for me was the efficiency and quasi perfect form of her running form with an apparent total lack of inefficient movements, unfortunately so common in many other Kenyan female runners.
In addition, Faith is a God Fearing Christian, which would make it unlikely for her to engage in illicit practices. Some people might consider this a silly and irrelevant point, but it is worth mentioning, nevertheless. In short I think that most people have faith in Faith.
The levels of utter delusion or dishonesty when discussing the top levels of this sport are always embarrassing.
Lets have a look at the all time top 10 in the women's 1500 shall we:
3) Qu (China)
4) Jiang (China)
5) Kipyegon (again).
6) Lang (China)
7) Wang (China)
8) Hassan (LOL)
9) Kanzankina (Soviet Union)
I mean, are they kidding us? This is a list of the worst and most obvious dopers in the sport, starting with Dibaba. Yet people on here are actually arguing that Kipyegon is not doping despite beating the times of some of the most notorious dopers in sports history, almost beating the WR of another notorious doper (analogous to a sprinter beating FloJo's WR), and destroying other world class runners just as dopers always do (Just look at what the Chinese did to the Kenyans and everyone else during the Ma's Army era). To the doping apologists on this board we were not all born yesterday. If you have a vested interest in rooting for your hero, do so. But don't insult everyone's intelligence. Kipyegon is a doper and an athletic fraud. She has lots of company. Are you guys going to roll out that East African running gene again? If that does not work shout "racism." It is good for a laugh. :)
Yes and Shelby Houlihan was humble and well educated and came from a good family. And the East Germans were just the byproduct of clean living.
Sometimes I wonder why people like you bother to follow track. Is accusing everyone of doping so much fun? Do you derive enjoyment from that? You must be bored out of your fking mind to write the same sh1t everyday.
Judging from the empty seats last night, there are a lot of former fans who don't bother to follow track anymore. I wonder why?
Mate, you need some new material
As opposed to writing the same doping apologia over and over? Fun. Virtually no one cares about professional distance running. Ask yourself why that is. Maybe people don't want to bother with a fake, dope infested sport. They know what it is even if you so persistently deny it. Is it fun following a sport that is not even third tier? You ask why I follow it yet doping apologists like you have killed it. The reality does not change because you dislike it. And not talking about doping honestly just makes things worse.
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