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douglas burke
RE: Boston Indoor games: Willis, Dibaba, Flanagan, Webb and Rupp - who else?
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In the women's 5000m it's Tirunesh Dibaba vs Flanagan. I thought this bit was interesting...

"We've added a 5000m," Wetmore wrote in an e-mail message. "And that's what she'll run."

yes they can get 2 fields for the womens 3k and 5k, the idea is probably to showcase flanagan and t. dibaba in separate races and fill the fields with 14:45-15:15 for 5k runners, look for runners that wetmore manages to be in the field, e. dibaba probably as a pacer for her sister, werknesh kidane a 14:33 for 5k runner coming back, aheza kiros a 15:09 for 5k and 31:06 for 10k. there is an endless line of girls in kenya and ethiopia who are waiting for their chance to perform overseas for the first time.

So did they add the 5000m specially for Shalane? If so, when did Dibaba decide to switch from the 3000 to the 5000 - are they even going to run a 3000 - can they fill 2 quality fields for a 3000 and 5000?

Who else would they get to run?

Kim Smith runs for Reebok and has a 14:50.46 indoor 5000m from a few years back when her outdoor time wasn't that fast, so she could be one. Katie McGreggor is another Reebok runner we might see here.

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