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  • Occasional Hope
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    It seems pretty prominent in the Radio Times listings.

  • philipo
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    Originally posted by RunUnlimited View Post

    Gill is still only 26..... lol
    wonder if Gill will ever do what we hoped in his junior days.Unless he is regularly in the low 22s, he wont beat the American production line.

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  • philipo
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    i wonder how much athletics we will see live, especially if there is little GB interest in the Beebs view.
    From previous OG athletics coverage by Beeb track and field will clearly take its turn, especially when there are important "youf" sports to be shown, like rock climbing, surfing, and f**king skateboarding.
    When the WC are on they have been able to show live all the heats of the sprints and the other track with a sprinkling of field events, but that was with no other sports on at the same time.
    I am not holding my breath this time round.

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  • philipo
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    Originally posted by LuckySpikes View Post
    On the Opening Ceremony broadcast Andrew Cotter said that Sifan Hassan is entered in 3 events but will be going for the 5/10 double. Does he have any special insider knowledge on that or do you think he's just guessing like the rest of us?
    i think she will see how she goes and if necessary will just not turn up for one of the events as she feels.
    Her races are as follows: Friday evening 30th 5 K heats which will be slow with a last lap or so burn up
    Monday a.m. 1500m Round 1. Maybe Hassan hope s for an easy ride in the heats
    Monday evening: 5 k Final That will be very tough for her.
    Wednesday 1500m semis
    Friday evening 1500m final. This will be very hard after 4 races, but no way will she run away, as in Doha 2019.
    Saturday evening 10 k Final. Another fierce race with the ethiopians

    My view is she may be tempted after a tough 5k Final on the Monday to rest till the 10 k final with 4 days rest before attempting the 10k. impossible to tell till the last minute. Can she beat Kipyegon the 1500m. I think not.

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  • LuckySpikes
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    On the Opening Ceremony broadcast Andrew Cotter said that Sifan Hassan is entered in 3 events but will be going for the 5/10 double. Does he have any special insider knowledge on that or do you think he's just guessing like the rest of us?

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  • LuckySpikes
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    Just caught up with Saturday's final round of the Hokuren Distance Challenge in Chitose, Japan.

    It produced National Records in both the Men's & Women's 1500. Kazuki Kawamura ran 3:35.42 (3.4s PB) taking down Nanami Arai's 3:37.05 NR set in the States 2 months ago. And Nozomi Tanaka set her second NR in a week, improving her 2020 NR from 4:05.27 to 4:04.08.

    18 year old Seira Fuwa was the first Japanese woman home in the 5000 'A' race, running a terrific 15.20.68, finishing really strongly (2:57 final km) and taking 5s off her PB.

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  • RunUnlimited
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    Originally posted by Ursus View Post
    Couple of WLs that I’d missed in the field - 71.40 from Stahl in disc and a 17.92 TJ from Pichardo.

    Even picked up on a 21.55 PB from the lesser spotted Jacko Gill.
    Gill is still only 26..... lol
    Last edited by RunUnlimited; 21-07-21, 20:18.

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  • Ursus
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    Couple of WLs that I’d missed in the field - 71.40 from Stahl in disc and a 17.92 TJ from Pichardo.

    Even picked up on a 21.55 PB from the lesser spotted Jacko Gill.

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  • RunUnlimited
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    Originally posted by LuckySpikes View Post

    It was only about 10.3 it seems and presumably the timing for the 200 was way off too!

    From the T&FN forum, "Both Laurent Meuwly and Pierre-jean Vazel, did some analysis [from the video], PJ including photos of the finish clock as each athlete hit the line. It was 10.3"

    And WA have taken the time off their 2021 Toplists.
    L O L

    Yeah, there was NO way Wilson had run 9.84... Considering he was nowhere *close* to the form he had during the 2018 season this year, dropping down from 10.3 to 9.84 was just ridiculous. I'm glad that WA have removed the performance from their 2021 toplists.

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  • LuckySpikes
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    Originally posted by philipo View Post
    Alex Wilson, Swiss sprinter,runs in the States the other day, a new European 100m record of 9.84 and a 19.89 in the 200m; much better than his 20.84 in Switzerland in June 21 . Why am I a sceptic.?
    If he runs 9.8 anything and under 20 secs in Tokyo i will wonder at this sudden enormous improvement;on anything from 2019 or earlier this year.
    Apropos of nothing at all i read that the official figures for drug testing , due to the virus pandemic, have been well down in 2020; about 50 per cent of normal amounts.Suspicious people like me wonder how many of the considerable pbs this year around the world have taken advantage of this fact.The normal amount of testing did not happen till early 2021.
    It was only about 10.3 it seems and presumably the timing for the 200 was way off too!

    From the T&FN forum, "Both Laurent Meuwly and Pierre-jean Vazel, did some analysis [from the video], PJ including photos of the finish clock as each athlete hit the line. It was 10.3"

    And WA have taken the time off their 2021 Toplists.

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  • LuckySpikes
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    There's only a very poor video of the 100 on YouTube and it looked like a VERY low-key meeting. Did they have a wind-guage? If so, was it working properly?!

  • MysteryBrick
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    Agreed Occasional Hope - looks like the similar freak conditions that saw the US Trials results.

  • Occasional Hope
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    I think there are reasons to be sceptical about this time not involving accusations of drug use.

  • philipo
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    Alex Wilson, Swiss sprinter,runs in the States the other day, a new European 100m record of 9.84 and a 19.89 in the 200m; much better than his 20.84 in Switzerland in June 21 . Why am I a sceptic.?
    If he runs 9.8 anything and under 20 secs in Tokyo i will wonder at this sudden enormous improvement;on anything from 2019 or earlier this year.
    Apropos of nothing at all i read that the official figures for drug testing , due to the virus pandemic, have been well down in 2020; about 50 per cent of normal amounts.Suspicious people like me wonder how many of the considerable pbs this year around the world have taken advantage of this fact.The normal amount of testing did not happen till early 2021.

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  • LuckySpikes
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    2.00 for Mariya Lasitskene in Joensuu (FIN). She had 3 attempts at 2.04.

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