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Aussiestatman
RE: Three days until Monaco Diamond League

Aussiestatman wrote:


Bad Wigins wrote:

I've revised my opinion of why Monaco is so fast, though a springy track may still have something to do with it. It apparently is a no-wind venue.

From the top on the google maps one can see it's roofed over with wind only able to get in from the southwest:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Louis+II+Stadium/@43.7274037,7.4156613,249m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x12cdc2eca3427a9f:0x50a2648034c66ba1!8m2!3d43.7275883!4d7.4154959

From the weather underground we see the prevailing wind in Monaco this time of year typically comes from any direction but southwest, with evening winds tending to be east to southeast.

https://www.wunderground.com/forecast/mc/monaco/43.73%2C7.42?cm_ven=localwx_10day

of course that southeast wind going past the southwest entrance, with no corresponding entrance on the northeast end, may still infiltrate and blow around in the stadium somehow. But I bet it's either relatively still, or even engineered to create a counter-clockwise vortex in there. Giving the runners a tailwind the whole way around would be both legal and a massive performance boost.


Most experts would say the top five from Lausanne will be the top 5 again, maybe even in the same order. More interesting could be the next finisher: V.Kibet or Charlie Grice?
Of course, i was talking about the men's 1500.

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