Nice to see this great athlete return to form.
Is that a national record for Elroy Gelant of South Africa in 13:04 or did Maree or others run faster for them?
Yes it is a National Record.
Sydney Maree ran 13:01.15 after becoming American.
Butchart's improvement is the best of the group.
From 13:29.49 pb to 13:13.30 in the span of one race. That's an amazing progression.
Not discounting his improvement, but he ran 13:18 a couple weeks ago at Payton Jordan (2nd place) so it wasn't in the span of one race. But still, that's a really solid improvement nonetheless.
truth be told, jooooker wrote:
but technically and literally he ran faster than 13:01
Title is misleading. He ran 13:01 for all intents and purposes.
Correct. Just as if I ran a 10.99 100m I could honestly say I ran 10.00.
What? I'm pretty sure you mean 11.00 not 10.00. If Bolt ran 9.57, it'd be a world record even though it's only .01 faster than 9.58. It is what it is. 13:00.99 = 13:00.99 and 13:01.00 = 13:01.00. If he ran 12:59.99, it'd be a sub 13 clocking no matter what anyone says.
Looks like the American women tanked...hard.
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200m Women, W=-0.3 ; Official result since 19:22
Photo finish picture
Rank Lane ID Name PB Team Result Info
1 5 1 SCHIPPERS Dafne 21.63 NED 22.02 WL+MR+SB
2 8 6 WILLIAMS Jodie 22.46 GBR 23.06
3 4 4 TOWNSEND Tiffany 22.26 USA 23.12
4 2 7 CONLEY Alyssa 23.01 RSA 23.17
5 7 5 SAMUEL Jamile 22.72 NED 23.17
6 6 3 HENRY Desiree 22.94 GBR 23.31
7 3 2 WILLIAMS Charonda 22.32 USA 23.98
8 1 8 SEDNEY Naomi 23.71 NED 24.13
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Conditions were poor yesterday
It actually is.. Stephen Mokoka ran a 13:11 or something last year at the SA championships,, props to Elroy Gelant
You guys noticed Andy Baddeley is trying to make a comeback... been ravaged by injures, thought he had called it quit. Kudos to the guy
Sydney Maree ran fast times only once he became an American.Props to Elroy,Hopefully South Africa will have its first Sub 13min runner.
back in the 80s! I think he ran at Bislett then.