baby boy wrote:NativeSon wrote:WILSON Kipsang, not that guy William Kipsang Chebor who won the Jakarta marathon last year.Kennis Dimetto wrote:1. Geoffrey Mutai - 2:03.15ventolin^3 wrote:Over one minute?
guy has a 2"04'38pb & his pb is over 1'00 slower than the course record of that particular course - dennis's 2"03'45
2:04:38 - 2:03:45 = 53 seconds.
Thank you for the great post, Renato.
2. William Kipsang- 2:03.29
3. Tsegaye Kebede - 2:04.30
I disagree with this. Mo can continue to try to dominate TRACK and will be named among the great track runners (Viren, Bekele, Gebreselassie) or he can put it all on the line and go for the Marathon win in Rio 2016 and become the GREATEST OF ALL TIMES. The latter would be risky of course...
Renato Canova wrote:
8) If the race can follow this development, I think Mo can't have any chance for going on the podium. His realistic goal is to destroy the National record. And, of course, running 10000m in the next WCh 2015 and OG 2016 can remain his priority, because of sure he doesn't look at the Marathon when there are titles to win.
Are you $erious
Ibrahim Jeilan is in the field.
Is this guy the most misguided in all of track and field?
The guy knocks off a peak Farah with a 52x second last lap, the most animalistic finish i can recall seeing and he's now moving up to the marathon????
I'd be trying to get his 800 down to 145 or less and then see what I could do in the middle distances rather than going into the ultra competitive marathon distance.
Why on earth would a little guy being so great at distance running surprise you? Bekele and Geb are both extremely tiny guys. They're pretty good, eh? And there's been countless other very small male and female champions. C'mon, you can do better. (and we know running is not an aesthetics contest. His form is fine)
Avocado's Number wrote:
I still have a hard time imagining a guy that small and with that running form winning against the best distance runners in the world, but he's shown that he can do it.....
Tirunesh Track wrote:So basically what your saying is only wilson and mutai's only really have a chance of winning London if its quick, because they are the only ones to have broken 2.04...
you clearly know less than you think & it didn't seem you knew much anyways
ventolin^3 its a shame that you think you know more than you actually know... It's posts like that, where we all think, you don't
wouda luved it
I would have loved to have heard someone at the press conference say to Kebede last year.. so you won that race by default.. (what a stupid thing to say, show the guy some respect!)
So, Ventolin, exactly which mile marker do you suggest they stop the race and assign placings? Most folks go with 26.22.
wouda luved it
"runt, you dropped back by 48s at 35k
you think you are a worthy champ or won by default ?"
in a crazy race where kebede was one who used his brains & backed off 48s off lead at 35k once he realised the uneven 1st 1/2 had been too tough
Avocado's Number wrote:Kebede beat Kipsang by a comfortable margin in winning this race last year
I don't consider it an insult to pick the defending champion as the favorite instead of picking the guy who finished fifth
no one's underestimating him
I think that Kebede has been widely unestimated and underappreciated throughout his career...
it is slow when the wr is 2"03'23 & the course on where the runt ran 2"04'38, dennis subsequently ran 2"03'45 & said he wouda chased the wr if he'd checked the splits
v6 wrote:Eh, simply pointing out that he has a 2:04:38 PR (which isn't slow, I don't know why you are making it seem as if it's slow
14 goes at the distance is more than plenty to get the "calibre" of the guy
and claiming he can't go quicker is a pretty shallow argument
Sammy Wanjiru had a PR north of 2:05 and was, most would say, the best marathoner in the world prior to his death
& the one time they raced when sammy turned up 100% fit/committed was in '08 & he slaughtered the runt by
Kebede was often right with Wanjiru, and that was when Kebede was still very young. They had some great duels
no chance 2"03+
He'll certainly be in the mix and has a very good shot no matter the pace.
not when dennis showed how fast you can run chicago - 2"03'45 & he said he didn't check the splits & didn't realise how close he was to the wr, which he said he wouda chased if he knew the splits
v6 wrote:I think vent's idea that Kebede CAN'T win because he just has that measly 2:04:38 to his name is weird because 1) that's actually really fast
and 2) he was challenging Wanjiru when Kebede was still very young.