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doot doot
RE: Mo Farah 2 go for the World record in the 10k in 2017

Metric Miler wrote:

[quote]Skips Arm Day wrote:

[quote]doot doot wrote:

[quote]tony the tiger wrote:

I guess he will go for both the 5 n the 10k next yr

https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/1957953/mo-farah-aims-to-break-10000-metres-world-record-in-final-year/


Doesn't it stand to reason that (if he were capable) he could train for world record fitness AND as a consequence be in championship 10k form?

I don't really understand his quote about championship racing being exclusive of fast times.[/quote]

The same thing is puzzling me too. If you were capable of world record shape you'd obviously want to be as close to it as possible to win championships, considering being faster than everyone else is inherent in the definition of "world record." It's not like someone's going to sit and out kick you going WR pace. Does anyone know what, if any, is the difference in approach for these two objectives?

I'm assuming it means taking on a high risk/high reward style of training, but beyond that it's not so clear.[/quote]
Really? Really did you just really say that? I really wonder whether even half the people on this site actually watch athletics at all.

Monaco 2014 1500m is a nice example of how you are so, very wrong.
https://youtu.be/qc2GSBUZEMk[/quote]

I didn't watch your video. You argue like a defensive 13 year old girl. Really!?? Really!?!?

Bekele ran basically the second half of his 10k WR solo. Anyone willing to hold Mo's hand further than that isn't going to be fast enough to rabbit for him. Why help Mo get a WR if you're Kamwo or whoever? Even for money... Cuck Rupp might help his little friend but who knows.

As for 5k we all saw how awful he looked at 7:32 in an Olympic gold medal year ...

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To elaborate: **IF** an athlete is capable of getting the world record and training is going perfectly, why not peak 10 days after the championships are over? You're all but guaranteed the gold medal and set up nicely for a WR attempt. I don't think anyone was suggesting an attempt at the WR during the championship race unless I misread.

The reason Mo hasn't is because he simply isn't fast enough. Never was.

(I will give him a little due respect if he gives it an actual attempt and sacks up.)

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