What you talkin bout fool?
Why was he wearing adidas spikes? New sponsor?
Penn Relays is the only meet that has a system for and records official splits. There is a method to how Penn gets its splits and for over 100 years people have been accepting them as correct, therefore if they say he ran 1:43.9x, then he did. Btw, most people usually come with faster splits than what Penn records.
Generous Penn Relays 800m split...
Back in the day (1992) it took sub 1:43.00 to win the US Championship.
And for the second year in a row it will take a sub-1.44 time to win the U.S. Championships in the men's 800.
I'm not that impressed. Flying start is worth at least half a second, plus not nearly as much crowding. 1:44.9 open at BEST.
right on all counts. it is a no brainer to see a peak symmonds go 142 high or 143 low given a 144 flat equivalent opener. given continuing good health, the only problem for nick is getting in the right race. with rush-d trying to go 140, that pace will be too fast...
1'43.9 solo flying leg
the flying start & lack of drafting compared to an open 800 shoud probably cancel each other out
so he's currently worth 1'43.9 in an open 800
also, 49+ is perhaps too quick an opening ( albeit flying part in that )
possibly 1'43.7 in an ideal race going out in mid-50
he's aiming to peak for trials, so i'd possibly knock something off that
he's gotta be looking towards 1'43-flat this year & even the magical 1'42+...
He's back? Don't really think he went anywhere, sped.
wow, he's back what a run by symmonds in the penn relays dmr