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  • LuckySpikes
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    WORLD RECORD!!!

    In Geneva, Kalkidan Gezahegne ran 29:35 (I think) to break the 29:43 WR for 10km.

    Kibiwott Kandie won the men's race in 26:48.

    Earlier in Valencia, Margaret Kipkemboi ran 29:51 approx, Norah Jeruto approx 30:08.

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  • Occasional Hope
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    Trento is famous in history for being the location of the Council of Trent in the 16th century, where the Catholic Church responded to the Reformation by reforming itself in the Counter-Reformation.

  • LuckySpikes
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    Just watched the 74th Giro Al Sas, one of those 'laps around the old town' races they do so well in Italy and Switzerland particularly. It was a very good TV broadcast.

    Trento (in the Trentino-Sudtirol region of Northern Italy) looks lovely with all its old buildings, cobbled streets and statues. I spotted a nice bar too down one of the streets!

    Not the fastest of 10km courses - on flat cobbles all the way with a lot of turns - but there was a good four-way battle at the front with Muktar Edris ultimately succeeding in 28:14, two seconds ahead of Yassin Haji. Edris has run the race 7 times (he said in his interview) and has now won it 4 times.

    The Trento Running Festival continues tomorrow with the Trento Half Marathon at 9am, also live on the same regional TV channel.

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  • Aussiestatman
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    One fact wrong in Jason Henderson’s report on Berlin: Yegon’s PB was set this year

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  • LuckySpikes
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    Ad break on NBCSN 3 minutes after the last one! Ridiculous. I'm switching to the German stream!

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  • Grassmarket
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    We give World Athletics a lot of stick but whoever is in charge of classifying, cataloguing & grouping together disparate meets is doing a lot of work. This weekend sees the debut of the new Elite Platinum Marathon series, starting a sequence of at least one big-name marathon per week from now until the end of October. First up, the classic WR, NR & PB-chasing course around Berlin. No doubt LS will soon be explaining how you can hack into NASA to watch it.

    https://worldathletics.org/competiti...marathons-2021

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  • RunUnlimited
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    Those were the European U-20's and U-23's back in 2015 when European Athletics were making their tentative first forays into streaming those events online, and the commentator they had at the time was truly terrible as you say. Thankfully both the coverage and the commentary improved markedly as the years went on.

  • LuckySpikes
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    Well, that's track and field over for another year, save for some events like the Japanese Corporate Championships (next weekend), the Southeast Asian Games and South/Pan American age group championships.

    So, who's sticking around to keep me company for the Road and Cross Country seasons?

    I'm really looking forward to the new WA Cross Country Tour. It should be a real boost for international Cross Country which appeared to be being left to wither on the vine. So far there's 19 meetings - https://www.worldathletics.org/compe...ate=2022-04-01 - and at least 3 more to be added (in N America, Asia & Oceania). All, by the terms of the regulations, should be live streamed and the Gold meetings will be live streamed on the World Athletics YouTube channel.

    The prime candidates for Gold meeting status are probably Atapuerca, Italica, Campaccio, Elgoibar & Cinque Mulini and I'd imagine that WA will want a couple of Gold meetings outside Europe as well.

    So, what with other good meetings also being live streamed such as Castellon, Valladolid, the Spanish & Italian Championships and the European Championships, we could have 25+ Cross Country meetings being live streamed this winter! And that's not even counting NCAA Cross Country - various conference championships at the end of October and the "finals" in November.

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  • marra
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    re commentators getting names wrong - it can always be worse. I was watching some swimming earlier where both commentator and co-commentator were making a swimmer called Jay Lelliot become Jay Elliot...

    A slight mispronunciation is one thing, but depriving the poor bloke of a letter in his name completely seems a bit hard.

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  • Occasional Hope
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    I love Jenny's enthusiasm but agree she neds to get people's names right.

  • trevorp
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    Originally posted by LuckySpikes View Post
    Be careful what you wish for, philipo. They might replace her with with one of those awful American commentators, like the dreadful John Anderson who did the world feed for the Olympics!
    Loath as I am to join in criticism of Jenny, who only ever conducted herself admirably as an athlete, I must admit that her performance as a commentator is not ideal. However, we have endured far worse: veterans of this forum will remember Dave Hooper and his virtuosic mangling of names in particular, and the English language in general, during the European Under-23s (I think that was the meet) a few years back. As LuckySpikes says, be careful what you wish for.

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  • Occasional Hope
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    He ran Bromell very close.

  • Occasional Hope
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    Originally posted by philipo View Post

    did i miss her?
    Men's 800.

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  • philipo
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    The kenyan 100m guy was down as 9.77 ?????

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  • philipo
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    Originally posted by Occasional Hope View Post
    Noah Kibet looks like a brilliant young talent.
    did i miss her?

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