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  • #16
    Amber Anning is worth watching for sure now. She won the U-20 400m final with a dominating run, and she lowered her PB to 52.54, going top of the 2019 400m rankings in Europe and moving up in the UK all time lists too.

    Louise Evans who came 2nd, looks like she has absolutely obliterated her prior PB too (54.58), looking like she was well under 54 seconds and possibly under the 53.90 U-20 qualifying standard as well. And indeed Evans gained a fabulous new personal best of 53.55 along with the U-20 quali time. Excellent stuff!
    Last edited by RunUnlimited; 23-06-19, 16:35.

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    • #17
      Max Burgin!!!!!


      1:45.36!!!!!!


      WHAT?!?!?!

      (That time from Burgin takes him to #7 on the WORLD all time list for U-18 800m athletes, and is #2 only to Yuriy Borzakovskiy on the European junior all time lists. The time is so good that Burgin has also attained the outright qualifying standard for Doha! AND he is currently ranked #1 in Britain in all age groups, junior, U-23 and senior!!! Crazy!)

      But let's not forget about Ben Pattison, who reached the final of the European U-18 400m last year. He's stepped up this year to the 800 and he was dragged along by Burgin's amazing run to a huge personal best of his own, the 18 year old going sub 1:47 for the first time with a 1:46.71 clocking, a time that before today would have been regarded with some wonder as well! Pattison took over 2 SECONDS out of his previous best!

      In 3rd place getting the bronze medal was Finley Mclear who already had the qualifying standard but in this special race was like Pattison, dragged into new territory, smashing his personal best by a second to new figures of 1:47.33 and ensuring he's on the plane to Boras with Burgin and Pattison.

      Amazing!!
      Last edited by RunUnlimited; 23-06-19, 22:14.

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      • #18
        OMG Burgin 1.45.39 all on his own! Superstar

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Christy93 View Post
          OMG Burgin 1.45.39 all on his own! Superstar
          No.1 on the UK list this year!

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          • #20
            World Champs qualifier, National Junior record. World Age-17 record. Insane.

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            • #21
              Blimey, Max Burgin!!!!

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              • #22
                We've got some great youngsters in the Men's 800m at the moment. Ben Pattison of Basingstoke in 2nd 1:46:71. Brilliant.

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                • #23
                  Ethan Brown goes top of the 2019 European U-20 ranking lists after winning the U-20 400m final in a new personal best of 46.45, taking 0.40 off his prior best and again well under the U-20 qualifying standard for the Euro U-20s.... He's looking like quite a talent.
                  Last edited by RunUnlimited; 23-06-19, 17:22.

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                  • #24
                    Didn't realise that Max Burgin is a North-Easterner. He still has 2.49s to improve to get the North-Eastern 800m record.

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                    • trickstat
                      trickstat commented
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                      He runs for Halifax in West Yorkshire.

                  • #25
                    Originally posted by MysteryBrick View Post
                    World Champs qualifier, National Junior record. World Age-17 record. Insane.
                    Nope, that World Age 17 record belongs to Mohammad Aman who was 17 when he ran 1:43.37 in Rieti back in 2011 (!)

                    But Burgin has run much faster than Coe, Ovett, Cram, Elliot, Kzcozcot, and the WR holder Rudisha ever ran at that age.

                    However, let's not get too far ahead of ourselves.

                    There have been precocious teenaged 800m runners in the past, like Kaki and Timothy Kitum.... But both of those athletes, Kaki just turned 30 and Kitum, not even 25 years old yet, have completely disappeared from the scene. (Kaki hasn't run at all since 2016, and Kitum hasn't run at all this year and last ran sub 1:44 in 2016.) Let's just be careful with this Burgin lad.

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                    • #26
                      Originally posted by RunUnlimited View Post

                      Nope, that World Age 17 record belongs to Mohammad Aman who was 17 when he ran 1:43.37 in Rieti back in 2011 (!)

                      But Burgin has run much faster than Coe, Ovett, Cram, Elliot, Kzcozcot, and the WR holder Rudisha ever ran at that age.

                      However, let's not get too far ahead of ourselves.

                      There have been precocious teenaged 800m runners in the past, like Kaki and Timothy Kitum.... But both of those athletes, Kaki just turned 30 and Kitum, not even 25 years old yet, have completely disappeared from the scene. (Kaki hasn't run at all since 2016, and Kitum hasn't run at all this year and last ran sub 1:44 in 2016.) Let's just be careful with this Burgin lad.
                      My cautions to this would be, do we *really* trust the ages given by East African athletes? I watched Aman at World Youths in 2011 and couldnt find a coach who believed his true age was the age documented.

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                      • #27
                        Originally posted by Christy93 View Post

                        My cautions to this would be, do we *really* trust the ages given by East African athletes? I watched Aman at World Youths in 2011 and couldnt find a coach who believed his true age was the age documented.
                        LOL!

                        A valid point you raise.

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                        • #28
                          Burgin is a stunning talent.

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                          • #29
                            .Let’s hope the media and the athletics community don’t put too much pressure on Burgin, but wow he does look a real find. I don’t think he or his team (or BA for that matter) will countenance going to Doha. I notice on his power of 10 that he doesn’t race too much, just 10 800s last season and lots of cross country, a good sign. All his standout runs have been dominant front runs so I look forward to seeing him racing against athletes that can test him.

                            Some good 400s today, Anning continues to impress

                            Pretty much every sprint race was into a headwind this weekend, are we too hung up in this country on running down the home straight. If the wind is constantly a problem why not run down the back straight or run the opposite way down the home straight. They change the direction of the long jump without batting an eyelid. Some athletes will have missed out on qualification this weekend because of it.
                            Last edited by treadwater1; 23-06-19, 21:55.

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                            • #30
                              Originally posted by Occasional Hope View Post
                              Burgin is a stunning talent.
                              Absolutely.

                              I'd keep an eye on the guy who came 2nd in that race too, Ben Pattison. Was running 400m as an U-18 and reached the final of that event in the Euro U-18's last year. This year he's moved up to the 800m and has been setting PB's with virtually every race he's been entered in to.... Now he's gone 1:46 and bits. On any other day we'd be talking about his performance as being a special one! The fact that he went after Burgin and hung on was impressive.

                              Amber Anning was fab too, smashing the championship record by a full second. She could go sub 52 seconds by the end of this year.

                              Gotta give some props to Baldizar too, running a 20.65 into a -0.6 m/s headwind... would have run substantially quicker with stiller conditions or a helpful wind.
                              Last edited by RunUnlimited; 25-06-19, 09:16.

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