When people say this it really makes me wonder about them. Have you ever met Lagat? Have you ever heard him speak? Have you ever seen him compete? He is one of the most thouroughly "stand-able" people in the sport.
Also, I can't stand Lagat
anyone else under 340?
please dont hurt em Alan wrote:
Steve Sherer wins the 1500 in 3:36... not too shabby
Webb ran a 143.8x without specialisation for the 800m... so yes that does make him a 143 calibre guy... sorry to have to point that out but he ran 147's in high school... so if he were still in high school maybe someone would be competitive....
Killa Mike wrote:
Jeez...You guys are HILARIOUS! Webb has run 1:43.9 (basically 1:44) ONE TIME with a 2nd best time of 1:46 mid and the letsrun community views him as a 1:43 guy in a class above these guys.
Webb ran his super fast 800m last year in peak form. He is not at the same level of fitness he was in last year, nor is he sharp.
1:48.0-1:49.2....or DNF. He won't win either.
Take it to the bank.
Some people are really holding onto hope. Webb has no shot at making the team unless the other guys really screw up. The field is going to be loaded. Let's just face it.
Kung Fu hustle wrote:
tactical race, Webb runs a 1:47.
its not bad. about where he was in Pre.
Lets make an assumption- he's probably doing workouts and has in no way rested for either of these races. In fact, he doesn't appear to be pushing hard at all. Perhaps he is using these races as training?
One more on week, one off week, and then the trials. In my estimation he will be in 3:50 shape, with a kick. If the trials are tactical there is a chance he may not make it. Lomong, Wheating, and Manzano are going to be fighting very hard for spots. There is a very good chance someone big (Lagat/Webb) isn't going.
And with the level of talent, there will likely be more than 3 A-standards.