Check out the field, if they run a championship paced race, Brannen could pull a medal out of his ass at 1:46
I believe that would make him the cat's ass...
hell, even based simply on seasonal bests the guy's ranked 6th with the time he ran at NCAA's after being in the pool with a stress fracture for a while. Who's to say they need to run a sit and kick? I bet some of those SB's are from one day races, not something like what he had to do with heats and what not which could give him the advantage.
GO NATE GO!
GO ZACH GO! (zach whitmarsh)
No chance! This is not some college dual meet but a world class competition. The kid didn't make it out of his heats at Worlds and he'd do extremely well to make the final here. Lekote, Dube, McIlroy, the South Africans and Kenyans are the true medal contenders here. Give the kid 4 years before starting that kind of talk..... And don't forget he lost the Canadian champs in a slow race.
His chances have increased now because Hezekiel Sepeng has been kicked off the South African team for not showing up to the athletes' village... We will see how it goes.
those are two different stages, and don't you forget that he beat Lekote at world's and he was actually quite close to qualifying.
And he didn't exactly lose to a slouch at nationals.
I guess he won't be pulling anything out of his ass because he did not even make the final :(
Which countries participates in Commonwealth? I originally thought it was Europe and Australia...but guess I was wrong.
There are 72 nations participating in this year's commonwealth games, the present version of which is a derivative of the (British) Empire Games, set up in reaction to the French run Olympic Games of the modern era.
The participating nations are those which were once "ruled" if you will by the British during its colonial period of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, although most of the 72 are quite small, representing Caribbean islands and small African nations.
The larger countries (in both size and population) participating are: India, Pakistan, Australia, Canada, Nigeria, Cameroon, Jamaica, Kenya and New Zealand, along with the host nations of the United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, which each have a separate team).
Apart from the UK, there aren't any European countries participating, unless you count Gibraltar -- although I don't know if they've sent any athletes or not.