looking at it.. wrote:
All those involved in those threads know you and Coevett made these predictions. Both were wrong.
Coevett interestingly put himself in a position by claiming sub 3:33 is dodgy and 3:30 outright doping but then his favourite Scandinavians went 3:30.0 and 3:31.1
Just checked and it seems mostly spot on. In the 1500, there is only Cheryout and Manangoi, but the rest of top Kenyans are indeed 3:33-3:35.
In the 5000, it is indeed 13:05-13:10
In the 10000, it is indeed 27:20
In the marathon, Kenyans have fallen hard. Only a few below 2:06. Only Kipchoge with a 2:04. Most top guys between 2:06-2:08 indeed.
Mindweak come on. I never disagreed that 13:05 would be somewhat accurate, that's the times we have seen every year. It represents top tactical running today. Ethiopia has always been the king's in this area anyway! Not Kenya! And it remains that way with the 13:01 world lead.
There have been no top level 10ks this year. No diamond leagues at all.
The discussion was about the 1500 which is clearly insanity. You predicted a MASSIVE drop off in times, from 3:30s to 3:33 and you were entirely wrong. Nothing changed this year whatsoever! Kenya never had 20 guys under 3:33 at once, it's always been 3/4 top guys.
There have been 9 runs by 3 Kenyans under 3:33 this year and it's not even a championship year.
Three times under 3:30.
Monaco was 3:28 not 3:32.
I really wouldn't speak too soon with the marathon. Have you heard of Berlin? Or Chicago?