What 7:18, you've losted it. el g even struggled breaking that world record, he's obviously more of a 1500m/5000m runner.Breaking 7:20 is not easy, i think mo is capable of 7:25.
calculo wrote:Danilo88 wrote:I do not think Farah has lost his finishing kick ( he closed in 52-53) nor is facing father timeexactly
age did not catch up with him & even at 34 he is just about as good as he ever was, albeit slightly less sprint speed than '15 when i think he had 49-low
as posters have said, he lost the sprint because
1) he went too early from 600+ out when not happy to be passed by another brit
2) that 26'49 crumbling his legs
now, no one will believe this but i have prelim line of fit for mo coming into this meet
LR said after 10k that he had done a 50+ !!! rep in training in switzerland, which obviously part of a series, which indicates an open fully rested 400 of 49-high !!!
mo himself said in press conference after 5k loss that he was definitely in sub-26'40 shape here, which is obvious from 13'36/13'13 splits
the prelim line of fit i have for him based on above is
49.75 / 1'45.50
You are right about KB's Golds, he has 8. I miss counted all those yellow circles on his wiki page.
Indoors don't count wrote:celery wrote:Bekele won 8 outdoor gold's. Nobody thinks Farah is total distance goat, just track.
Unless Mo changes his mind about this being his last track championship, now we can finally put all the silly Mo-GOAT talk to rest.
Mo's track career:
1 WR in a non championship event
Mo's career over other surfaces:
nada, zip, zilch
KB's track career:
2 WR in championship events
KB's career over other surfaces:
11 xc golds
1 xc silver
1 berlin marathon win
(I'm only counting world championship level competitions for both)
Some greats go out roaring, some go down with injury, some bow out gracefully. Mo went out with a complaint. (against Ethiopian "team tactics"). A complaint is the same as a whimper.
Good run, but I've got my fork to stick in him because he was DONE those last 100 meters
Is that you, Ben Blankenship?
It's Egun wrote:
Mo for silver WAS heroic.
Would have been easy to fold.
Sadly, that beautiful love affair soured after London. Farah eventually moved on to Aden as his primary coach.
Has anyone noted that Farah and Rupp used team tactics when Farah ran to a number of his gold medals. I always felt it was wrong (downright unpatriotic) of Rupp to routinely sacrifice his race to allow Farah to win gold. In the 5k it was merely a case of the Ethiopians doing to him what Rupp and he would do to others (primarily by forcing competitors to have to run way outside or boxing them inside on the late laps).