Miruts Yifter had a kick... someone has a video of him ?
I agree with Billy Mills having the most memorable kick. Withrow's kick his senior year was good but not all that impressive since they were going pretty slow. Along Illinois HS lines, Don Sage lit up Tim Keller on the last lap of the 3200 in 2000 (ran something like 8:45 or something).
any race with Jeff See or Sam Borchers
54.7 last 400 of 10,000meters. Very impressive(honestly).
Bekele split 53...you make the choice.
Man, that announcer is sweet. We need more like him. He said Walker was limping too, so that probably was why he didn't finish. Well, that and he wasn't going to win.
Don't forget, that was stember's junior year---pretty impressive 4:04 for a hs junior with mid race splits of 56 seconds and 1:57 last 800--he definitely had transcendent ability.
Greatest kick ever though was Fermin Cacho winning Spain's only gold of the entire '92 OGs in front of his home crowd upsetting Morceli with a 50.x last lap including a celebratory last 50 meters...ridiculous.
Cacho's kick was fast, but it was off such a slow pace. He didn't put any distance on the field until the last 75m or so. Jim Ryun would've won that race.
I don't see the video on YouTube, but in the 68 trials, Ryun ran in last until 400 to go and won be about a straightaway. Spine-tingling.
I had never seen Lagat's indoor mile win. That was a ferocious kick!
My vote, though, has to go to Matusak. He wasn't even a factor with 200 to go, and ends up winning convincingly. Unbelievable.
lol that man in the yellow on the far left is a TANK.
Thanks to all who posted links. I really enjoyed watching them. Great stuff.
David Lee Roth, in "Unchained." Also, in "Jump."
How can anything compete with Achraf Tadili's 800m at pan ams? Insane.
Download the video here...not a bad time either.[quote]Hey Jude wrote:
Does anybody have the 2003 CA state meet where Kyle Alcorn kicks down the last lap of the 3200 in 55? I belive his last 200 was in 26. He didn't win, as he was back in 6th at the bell, but ended up 2nd, only a fraction of a second behind the winner, Tim Nelson. I believe that 6 guys went sub 9 that day.
I was there in the stands, it was the best race I have seen in person (including oly trials and other "big time" meets). There were some high school giants in that race