Commonwealth Games 5000 at 12:40 pm ET today (Sunday) - Nick Willis vs. Ndiku and Koech - Who you got?
We've spent a good portion of our Sunday morning wading through the hard to navigate Commonwealth games website to figure out when the athletics action is.
We've produced a schedule of the entire athletics stuff this week which can be found here:
Tv and streaming info can be found here:
Our effort was rewarded as we realized the cracking men's 5000 is about to go off. Should be a great one. Willis just ran 3:29 - can he hang with Ndiku and Koech?
Detailed Start List
Order Competitor Bib SB PB
1 TAN W. MALLEY 2314
2 KEN C. NDIKU 1776 13:01.71 13:01.71
3 UGA M. KIBET 2393 13:47.96 13:15.18
4 LES T. NTLALOE 1833 14:07.00 14:07.00
5 MAW K. CHITSALA 1852 14:24.40
6 TAN F. SULLE 2318 14:11.99
7 ENG A. VERNON 1477 13:11.50 13:11.50
8 CAN M. AHMED 1228 13:28.02 13:28.02
9 RWA NDAYIKENGURUKIYE 2127 13:59.94
10 LES M. HATASI 1825 14:30.0 14:30.0
11 UGA T. TOROITICH 2407 13:36.60 13:32.21
12 SCO L. CALDWELL 2148 13:33.28 13:29.94
13 NZL N. WILLIS 2051 13:20.33 13:20.33
14 LES K. LESIA 1827 14:17.94 14:13.26
15 NZL Z. ROBERTSON 2047 13:23.97 13:13.83
16 KEN J. KITUR 1760 13:30.34 13:09.34
17 ENG T. FARRELL 1394 13:22.27 13:15.31
18 AUS C. BIRMINGHAM 1032 13:18.57 13:09.57
19 NZL J. ROBERTSON 2046 13:32.43 13:15.54
20 KEN I. KOECH 1761 13:07.55 12:48.64
21 SOL R. SIOSI 2267
22 MAW C. MASTER 1856 14:58.19
23 RWA NTAWUYIRUSHINTEGE 2129 14:28.41 14:28.41
24 UGA M. KIPSIRO 2396 12:50.72
oh please wrote:
Not the guy with a 13:20 PR
I see what your saying but willis has great wheels. Yes, we always make the point that races don't come down to who has the most speed but rather to who has the most speed left but it should be interesting.
I think he can medal.
There certainly will be a huge incentive for the Africans to not let it dawdle. Everyone who complains about a sit and kick final has reason to watch this one.
The temperatures are cool in Glasgow (61) so that will make it easier to push the pace.
Caleb Mwangangi Ndiku will blow everyone off.
Caleb ndiku, Joseph kitur, isiah Koech.
Sit and kick with C.Master taking it in a new pr of 14.55.
No sit and kick. Kowch has tekn it out in 2:06.
237.9 for first 1k
Keep lap by lap info coming.
Where is Ahmed?
Commenatators asre saying kitu wa supposed to be pace maker but hta'ts not the case.
1600 in 415 high. This is great.
243 2nd k.
Right around 641 for halfway.
Tiny ugandan was leading for a while
804.85 at 3k
Koech back in the lead. Birmingham is up there in 3rd. Robertons is 2nd. WIllis and Ndiku are side by side in 6th and 7th.
64.28 . 909 with 4 laps to go.
Zane Robertson leads.
The commentating is fantastic.!!!
Everybody in a group, I assume, at such a slow pace... Right?
Robertson twins are 1-2 with 1300 left!!!
Ndiku now in third. Willis 6th.
3 laps to go
64.97 from 4 to 3.
Ndiku to lead just before 4k.
From 3 laps to 2 laps to go...
Jake Robertson has gone down!!!! Willis lost ground when RObertson went down but is now gback on main pack!!
Willis is dropped.
1 lap to go. Two kenyans, Robertson, 3red kenyan and Ahmed
60.35 penultimate lap.
54.11 last lap. Ndiku wins. Koech 2nd and the Kiwi Robertson gets 3rd.
Ahmed was way up there as well!!!
13:18 for Ahmed.
Will he get the Canadian record before Levins?