All of those of you tired of the no-guts sit and kick races. Well at the World Youths, you've got some crazy stuff going on.
Last night, a 17 year old went out in 48 in the 800 - http://www.letsrun.com/forum/flat_read.php?thread=5286339 . Today, one went out in 1:56 in an 800.
the IAAF wrote:
It was quite a different story in the boys’ 1500m, though, as Robert Biwott left nothing to chance.
Seemingly inspired by the front-running victory of countryman Alfred Kipketer in the previous day’s 800m final, Biwott adopted similar tactics, albeit at a more manageable pace. He led through the first two laps, reached in 1:56.95, and continued running away from the field.
By the time he reached the bell, his lead was close to 60 metres. The chase pack only gained slightly in the closing stages, but Biwott was well clear, crossing the line in 3:36.77 to improve the championship record by one hundredth of a second.
It's also worth noting that Jamaica's 400 champ Marti Manley who ran 45.89 to win 400 gold came back and ran the 800 on the medley relay.
THis is why high school running is more interesting than pro running at times. The kids do as they are told and just compete. Can you imagine that happening at the NCAA level.
HE split 1:49 and beat the US.