Bingo. How can a meet with Zurich compare to the setting at London... Rudisha put it all out there. The pacer is gonna have to make up for the loss of fire. I'd say he runs 1:41.2x
I don't know if Sammy Tangui is good enough to pace Rudisha any more. He might get him to 500 meters. Rudisha can run 1:40 without pace so ideally he'd ask for 1:14.0 at 600m and there aren't many pacesetters who can do that.
I predict 1:41 high for Rudisha and the rest of the field in 1:43+.
and who do you suppose will beat King David in Zurich?
Rudisha WON'T win in Zurich and will never run under 1:41 for the rest of his career.
Nice thoughts and predictions.
I don't think Rudisha will break the WR. I think he reached his peak in London.
I predict he'll go through 400 in 48.7, and miss it by a whisker. Maybe 1:41.1, unless he has good drafting up to 550m, and then he might run 1:40.7.
I think the latter time represents his absolute peak, and I don't think he'll get any faster after this season.
Symmonds season has been over.... He's off in North America fishing...
1:39 for Rudisha. Symmonds 1:41 high. Another Kenyan 1:42
Nahh it was August 24th, 1997 in Cologne, Germany.
It Has to be said. wrote:
Wasn't it in Zurich 1997 that one Kipketer came through the 400 in under 49 ...on his way to 1:41.xx?