He's a dark horse contender for 3rd, but his own teammates make it that much more elusive for him.
um no wrote:
Nice try, but no.
3rd at US Oly Trials, then 3rd at Oly Games?
Lomongstride wrote:um no wrote:He's a dark horse contender for 3rd, but his own teammates make it that much more elusive for him.
Nice try, but no.
It may not, but that doesn't mean it's impossible. The two that beat him at the trials are gold medal shots. How do you know lomong wasn't flat for the trials final? The key word is dark horse. Things happen at the Olympics and it comes down to a race on the day, not rankings going in.
Linsanity wrote:Lomongstride wrote:3rd at US Oly Trials, then 3rd at Oly Games?um no wrote:He's a dark horse contender for 3rd, but his own teammates make it that much more elusive for him.
Nice try, but no.
Will not happen.....sorry.
Two words is 2 words.
4. Dark horse is 2 words.
At least Teg set the AR in the 2 mile that year. Lomong has done nothing on the international scene. With the Lagat and Rupp medal talk, Lomong being mentioned is saying the US can sweep the medals in the 5000m. Think about that....
Woah Woah Woah wrote:
Seems like Lomong is in 13:05-ish shape or was when he ran that 13:11. I think if he is peaking correctly he is a medal contender. Anyone that can run under 13:00 is a medal contender IMO, Teg nearly got a medal and he hadn't run under 13:00 that year if I recall correctly, I think his PR was 13:04.
ita over wrote:
Sub 12:50 is the new sub 13. There are enough guys now under the 12:50 barrier or capable going under 12:50 that just running 12:55-12:59 is not going to get you desired placings. Look at where Bekele finished with a stellar 12:55 time.
Besides Rupp I really don't see any US runner capable of 12:50. Including Lagat. Lagat's potential is tapped out at 12:52 at best. US distance running, at least for the 5k, is in trouble. We need more fast 1500m guys (like David Torrence) to move up.
Absolute BS. International sports federations don´t care about politics. All they care about is money. Money. Money.
NewDrug On TAP wrote:Haymitch Abernathy wrote:Don't worry, as long as you aren't white or Asian you'll get away with using it. PC rules the day.
10 people under 12:50 ever and none for several years, and now six new ones do it in one race? Wonder what the new drug is.
This is your brain on drugs.
Perspectivation wrote:Linsanity wrote:Absolutely he is, and anything above 13:10 pace for the final increasingly so. A medal contender is not a medal lock or favorite. Simply that if the pace is right and they are on that day, they can get it. Teg narrowly missed bronze in the 5k, centro got it in the 1500 last year.
Trying to find the ROJO quote after Lomong ran 13:11, saying if you did not think Lomong was a medal contender, then we do understand the sport.
HEY ROJO.............IS LOMONG STILL A MEDAL CONTENDER, OR DO I NO UNDERSTAND THE SPORT????????????????
There is almost never a 3 person race for gold over the last 250, it's often a matter who dies the least and hangs on for bronze, or who comes out of the chase pack and picks that person who was going for gold (but is now fading) off. You don't see people executing the last 1200 specifically for bronze. Its precisely because of this that a guy like lomong can wait in 6th to 8th if the pace isnt insane and burn folks down over the last 600 and edge up to bronze, thus making him a contender for a medal.