Shawn H wrote:
Well, I took a look at a few of Genzebe's recent indoor world record races, including the two-mile in 9:00. In Doha she ran an 8:26 3000 meters while fading to sixth. Yes, she looked heavier in Doha, but when you compare the two times, with just 200 meters difference, they're pretty comparable. You really gotta give Obiri, Cherono and the others some credit. Dibaba ran a PB in Doha and still lost badly. Maybe Dibaba simply lost to some better runners in Doha. The winner, Obiri, has a great history, too. If you'd like to see how great her kick really is, watch her outkick one of the greatest women's kickers out there, the great Meseret Defar:
I watched this race live (recorded on Direct TV though) with my brother Friday night.
We just couldn't understand what was going on with regard to Dibaba.
My bro had said that Dibaba would smoke everyone. I told him that Cherono would win.
When they came round the curve for the finish, it was clear that the race was between Cherono and Obiri and I switched to Obiri. My bro. kept telling me to make up my mind. We always have this game before every race where we always list (predict) the top three and then compare notes after the race.
After the race, we kept wondering as to what happened to Dibaba until we saw that she had posted a PB and that is when we concluded that the first five runners were just excellent.
I think there is really nothing wrong with Dibaba. There are just some good runners out there.
My most impressive runner in all this was my little girl Faith. She lost to two great athletes. She is only 19 or thereabout. definitely a teenager who is in high school.
Yes, Genzebe is very cute but Tiru is a cut above -both in running and the looks department.