cool kid wrote:AKMarmoset wrote:
Guy there split him at 2:01 for the first 800m but I can't verify the accuracy of that. Watching him though I could believe it.
I don't care how fast he went out, the first half mile is flat then uphill.
If he actually went out that hard he would not have won.
Like I said, I just heard another coach take the split and I can't verify it. Just in response though, isn't the.5M mark right below the playground at the base of the hill?
He definitely slowed down a little after the playground hill, that was clear. But I think the possibility of a low-2' isn't totally outrageous for the first.5M. Top NCAA guys have gone 4:10 for the first mile of an 8k and still settled into a strong pace for the duration of the race. It's fun to speculate about it...Principe ran very well, it was a bold, impressive race regardless of the splits.