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    SprintRelayFan
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    She’s astonishing isn’t she? She should at least get a medal
  • Sovietvest
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    Originally posted by LuckySpikes View Post

    The bromance continues in the Pole Vault. Is there anything these guys wouldn't do for each other?!
    True, they love each other .. .. .. .. but not as much as Tim Hutchings loves all of them. He's got a big man crush on Kendricks especially.

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  • philipo
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    Originally posted by LuckySpikes View Post
    Terrific/amazing/bonkers fields for the Gyulai István Memorial on Tuesday which are summarised at https://forum.trackandfieldnews.com/...3%A1n-memorial . The OP ommitted the distance races though, so I added them 2 posts below.
    F*ck me !!! great stuff
    Tuesday,Italy(my faves) v Spain then Wednesday footy and then Monaco Friday.
    Have you noticed that DAS is hardly tearing up the tracks especially in the 200m;Hope that her deliberate under running works for her.

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  • philipo
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    Originally posted by Occasional Hope View Post
    Femke Bol going from strength to strength with another NR 52.37. If McLaughlin falters in Tokyo, who knows?
    Hope Bol is on her inside in the final; not too fast or Bol could do a McMaster.!

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  • philipo
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    Boy, would i laugh if Bol beat the great Americans in Tokyo. Great run by Bol!!!! and Little and Rhyzkova.
    Excellent meet already; pleased to see Mihambo improving but that run up needs further work. great runs by our 800m guys, but we have so many top 800m males; wish it could be spread amongst a few other events.
    Keely ran a fine PB and will know how tough 3 rounds will be at Tokyo. She will, one hopes, improve year on year till Paris 24 when she will still be a young athlete.
    Cheruyiot had a fine last 150 metres ; hope he goes in the team, but??
    Has Ujah got quite enough for a place in the final in Tokyo. Tough call.
    Well done to Archie Davis; next years 800m top guys for the WC will be just as tough as this year.
    Roll on next Friday..
    philipo
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    Last edited by philipo; 04-07-21, 18:29.

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  • LuckySpikes
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    A thoroughly enjoyable meeting in Stockholm.

    Femke Bol ... Wow! The T&FN'ers will have to reassess their notion that the USA have the Tokyo gold and silver wrapped up. What a time for Anna Ryzhykova too!

    Brilliant time for Keely Hodgkinson. Rose Mary Almanza & Natoya Goule have given Mu something to think about. I wonder what Almanza can do in Tokyo? Despite all her fast times since 2015 she's never put it together in a global championships.

    Big PB in the 800 for Adrian Ben, 1.44.18, taking 0.8s off his PB and going #4 on the all-time Spanish list.

    Nicola McDermott and her notebook ... geeky but I like it!

    The bromance continues in the Pole Vault. Is there anything these guys wouldn't do for each other?!

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  • Occasional Hope
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    Sounds as though Cheruyiot could be back in after all.
  • Grassmarket
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    Good to see Valerie Adams back.

    Lordy, blanket finish in the 400m.
    Grassmarket
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    Last edited by Grassmarket; 04-07-21, 16:19.

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  • Occasional Hope
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    Femke Bol going from strength to strength with another NR 52.37. If McLaughlin falters in Tokyo, who knows?

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  • Sovietvest
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    Originally posted by LuckySpikes View Post

    Australia will have a strong 1500m team in Tokyo what with Olli Hoare and Jye Edwards as well. All 3 of them would have a shot at a medal if the final is run in a way that suits them. McSweyn & Hoare would probably prefer it fast, Edwards probably slower at the start with a hard run for home about 600 out.
    The Aussies are the key to Jakob getting gold. I don't see him winning in a slow race or one where he makes a 800m run for home - too many people are close enough to him in ability to sit and kick past in the last 50 (from our two, to Hoare to Lewandowski). However, McSweyn knows that both Hoare and Edwards can outkick him and I believe if he's in the final he'll run it like the Aussie Champs - eyeballs out from the gun. That will be a gift to Jakob, who would take it on from around 500 - 400m out. In a sit and kick race it's a lottery.

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  • LuckySpikes
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    Terrific/amazing/bonkers fields for the Gyulai István Memorial on Tuesday which are summarised at https://forum.trackandfieldnews.com/...3%A1n-memorial . The OP ommitted the distance races though, so I added them 2 posts below.

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  • Walsh7
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    The Kenyans made a huge mistake by not selecting Cheruiyot. It was purely a political move by the Kenya selection committee. They wanted to send a message to Cheruiyot and his surrounding people. Fitness isn't an issue at all. Cheruiyot ran 3:30 in his very first race of the season this year in Doha. In the past, he has complained about altitude sickness, and how he doesn't function well at high altitude. I hope Cheruiyot runs 3:27 this year, and embarrasses the hell out of the Kenya selection committee, a group that is drunk on power. They had a chance to do the right thing. But they completely dropped the ball and made the wrong decision.
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    Last edited by Walsh7; 03-07-21, 17:24.
  • philipo
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    Originally posted by alfie View Post
    Records seem to be falling almost daily - all the disruptions of Covid , rather counterintuitively , seem to have been "good" for performances.

    Warholm was going to do it sooner or later . Very impressive , though ! Suspect Vetter might be the next to take down a long-standing mark.

    Delighted by the way for McSweyn . He is clearly in extremely good form and represents what is sadly rare in modern times : a male Australian track performer with at least a chance of pushing for an Olympic medal. Days of Elliott , Doubell , etc long past... Not saying he will win one - tough event. But he has to be in the mix.
    Have the Kenyans made a mistake by not taking Cheruyiot; was he fully fit at their Trials??

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  • philipo
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    Originally posted by LuckySpikes View Post

    Australia will have a strong 1500m team in Tokyo what with Olli Hoare and Jye Edwards as well. All 3 of them would have a shot at a medal if the final is run in a way that suits them. McSweyn & Hoare would probably prefer it fast, Edwards probably slower at the start with a hard run for home about 600 out.
    Arguably the fastest trio from one country, Lucky, in the world. McSweyn is an admirable brave athlete; Hoare's early season was most impressive and Edwards may well be effective in a slower race. The USA reps will be praying for a slow pace, and no doubt happy that the current 1500m WC will not be there.

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  • Grassmarket
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    Back to the 50s, when the Africans were not really a factor & the Mile was the most prestigious distance.
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