Dada daddy wrote:
.....Its annoying year after year when the top Canadian middle distance runners come up short of the standard time by the deadline and then people complain that it's unfair that Atheltics Canada sets an earlier date than other countries. Why don't the coaches find some races or set up some races under great conditions much earlier in the year and make some better attempts at 3:36? Has any athlete even run 3:36 in a race on Canadian soil this year?
...actually, the number is exactly 4.
Less than 10 Canadians have gone sub 3:36 in the last 125 years.
Distance runners are such pansies. You don't NEED to draft off of anyone. Just get out there and run. Field event people seem to do just fine without drafting and drafting would help them much more than distance runners.
In field events, even though having competition is nice. It's not as if you need to draft behind the other high jumper.
Tdtfftryffffy wrote:Less than 10 Canadians have gone sub 3:36 in the last 125 years....actually, the number is exactly 4.
Not all events are created equal(as I said). First, let's stick to men. On the women side (at 1500m), the standard is 16 seconds slower then the world record (it's completely different. Let's not compare apples to oranges).
Oilers #1 wrote:
Did any of these runners go through 1200m or even 800m at 3:35-3:36 pace in a race this year? I didn't see every race but how many times did they stick with the pack at 3:40-3:45 pace? Canadian men and women have been attempting (i.e. running at goal pace for the first 50-75% of the race) and making standard since April for other events such as women's 800m, 1500m, 5000m, 10,000m and men's 3000sc, 5000m and 10,000m. It's unfortunate that AC sets an early deadline but it was known in advance and other Canadian distance runners got the job done.