Men's 10000m Final
1 Wilberforce Talel (Ken) 27:45.39 (GR)
2 Paul Malakwen (Ken) 27:45.46
3 John Yuda (Tan) 27:45.78
4 John Korir Cheruiyot (Ken) 27:45.83
5 Martin Sulle (Tan) 28:15.60
6 Jeff Schiebler (Can) 28:29.22
7 Sean Kaley (Can) 28:31.99
8 Michael Aish (Nzl) 28:35.27
9 Sisay Bezabeh (Aus) 28:37.12
10 John Henwood (Nzl) 28:51.33
11 Glen Stewart (Sco) 29:04.03
12 Rob Denmark (Eng) 29:08.59
13 Rodwell Kamwendo (Maw) 29:11.13
14 Andres Jones (Wal) 29:15.44
15 Jon Wild (Eng) 29:18.17
16 Dean Cavuoto (Aus) 29:18.38
17 Siphesihle Mdluli (Swz) 29:19.71
18 Brett Cartwright (Aus) 29:21.29
19 Ian Hudspith (Eng) 29:33.43
20 Boniface Kiprop (Uga) Did Not Start
Men's 10000m Final
I'll bet that's the worst England's ever finished in a Commonwealth 10k. They've been hurting at least as bad as us in international distance in recent years. Brendan Foster's rolling over in his grave.
Taped it on TV last night and watched the last 600m a couple of times. Amazing finish, Korir starts to kick from way out and just barely gets passed at the line by Talel, Malakwen [another Kosgei according to commentator] and Yuda.
Out of the 70 or so races I have on tape this is definitely up there in the top 5 finishes.
What a great showing by all the U.S. members... What the hell is up with that, we have 300 million people in this country and not one could show up and run Commonwealth?
Last i checked...the United States wasn't a British commonwealth. Maybe that is why no americans are there.
I heard there was a revolution or somethin couple hunderd yeers ago
Its a shame we can't send our U.S. Sprinters to dominate the Japanese Nationals either.
Also note the poor showing of U.S. at the European Championships! With 300 million people, it is still amazing that we have people like Bloomers alive and in our society, smart enough to turn on a computer and breath air.
I know that we are not in the "commonwealth". I was simply saying I wish we could have ran there.
This question may prove how uneducated I am though.
Australia is an independent country, correct?
New Zealand is an independent country, correct?
As is Kenya, Canada, and so on.
All of these countries have British ties.
So why is the U.S. not a part of this? The United States has strong ties to the British as well. Before you jump all over me, simply explain to me the reason.
Because all those countries are members of the British Commonwealth of Nations, hence the name of the competition. Notice how Ireland is not there? Since they withdrew from the Commonwealth they do not compete. We overthrew the British here about 150 years before the Commonwealth was set up. Why don't you look up what the British Commonwealth is before coming on a messageboard and looking like a dumbass.
It would just be the Olympics or World Champs all over if everyone could go. Wouldn't it?
The Games were called the British Empire Games until 1962, I believe, maybe even until 1966. They were open to countries that were members of the British Empire when the Games began. That leaves us out.
Hey Chuck - D - you're rather over-zealous there aren't you? Bloomers was innocently asking a question - no need to insult him, .......you stupid prick
Wonder Boy already answered the question a while ago. Only a dumbass would repeat the question again and only another dumbass would defend him.
Yo "Idiot" --
That was one of the funniest one-liners I've seen in a while.
I'm still laughing...
thanx for clarifying. I was uneducated on the subject and instead of looking it up, I simply decided to ask it here. For those that gave an answer, thank you. For those that insulted, keep insulting people with questions, it will get you far in life.
You never asked a question regarding to why the US is not in the commonwealth games. Although you did say "what the hell is up with that,...?" I take that as trying to make a wise crack on the US for not competing. So dont try to play it off like you were inoccently asking a question, cause you didn't!
The answer is pretty simple if you have a parlimentary governement system with the Queen of england and the top of the system then you can compete.
wonderboy, thanks again for the reply.