1 RUDISHA, David
2 KSZCZOT, Adam
3 AMAN, Mohammed
4 YEGO, Alfred Kirwa
5 LEWANDOWSKI, Marcin
6 KIVUVA, Jackson Mumbwa
7 RISELEY, Jeffrey
SOM, Bram (PM)
TANGUI, Sammy (PM)
200m 39 Tangui, Sammy (KEN) 24.02
400m 39 Tangui, Sammy (KEN) 48.30
600m 38 Rudisha, David (KEN) 1:14.28
1 RUDISHA, David
Rudisha went through 600 this year in 1:14.28! Last year (en route to world record) went through in 1:14.59, so 27.05 final 200 this year vs. 26.42 in 2010.
Mohammad Aman is the next big thing. Ethiopia has three great promising runners; Amman, Fantu Magiso and Yenew Alamirew.
Magiso can do the 400 and 800.
Aman was tired in the Daegu final, but obviously has bounced back. It has to be a huge deal to be running national records so early in his career, especially with the rest of the Ethiopians coming up short lately.
will Rudisha have another race this season?
How old is Aman? He won the World Youth Olympics in 2010....
Props to the Pole for getting a 1-second PB! 143.3 is a world class time, to be sure. As for Rudisha, yeah what else is there to do but hope he pulls you to a good time? Dude's on another level right now and it can be breathtaking to see.
Barakus Obama wrote:
Amsn is 17...but probably 24. He's balding.
That dude does not look any older than most elite American high schoolers. And apparently you are unable to distinguish between "balding" and a naturally high hair line.
Having Som in there seems to have been a mistake as it seems to have made Tangui go too hard and break contact with Rudisha. Som and Tangui were racing that first 500 all-out.
Another awesome time
Good pr by the Pole
Grammar Gestapo wrote:The pacers went out too fast . . . Rudisha was barely in contact from 200m to 400m.
same failing as in all of his 1'41s
his manager needs to fire tangui, who is incompetent & destroying chances of better times
he might be better suited just hiring a local 46s guy when they turn up & ask him to go 49.5 - for 1/4 of tangui's overall cost
tangui has made a decent wage of shittily wabbiting rudy
this was another effectively solo run - no "directly ahead" 2m gap between the 2 at any stage to offer drafting
couda been <1'41 with proper pacer
anyhows, kudos to rudy, who after early season injury, didn't seem better than 1'42-flat this year
What the hell was Som doing? anyone know? he dnf
Sorry I should have watched the race again before commenting. Som was definitely the pacer, but the whole thing looked awkward
Deanouk wrote:So Rudisha gets another 60m (could have been a bit more if we'd seen the first 40m of the 2nd lap) of drafting
all the long view shows before cutting to som/rudy & after is that som is outside of him ( perhaps even into lane 2 )
that offers no drafting
not directly 2m ahead
which guys going for WR runs don't normally get on the 2nd lap
even in kip's zurich race, by 43s he was getting no drafting as he'd gone out to lane 2, with "billy" in lane 1
we have no idea of bell to ~ 450m as camera went to some bandanas
next shot gives kip leading with "billy" out in lane 2
this is not proper drafting from 150 - 400 ( specifically 350 - 400 )
nor may have been better 400 - 450
Rudisha's splits looked like 24.0, 49.2, 1:14.28. So, 24.0, 25.2, 25.1! 27.0
Pretty similar to last year.
i doubt he is in last year's shape
too much lost training from injury with absentsia early season
Pffff, he didn't even set a personal best.... big whoop.
I don't care if the Ethiopian athletics federation gets offended, but Mohammed Aman is almost certainly not a youth. They should investigate his case.