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  • paul
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    Originally posted by hemlock View Post

    Yeah, why not set the stall out for around 3:53. Unless she is worried about Hassan. Agreed about Muir though.
    Either way, it is going to be electric!!
    OK I'll give you that one. LOL. But at least I was right about Muir running 3:54.

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  • hemlock
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    Originally posted by paul View Post
    What time does Kipyegon have in mind for the final? The OR is easily in her grasp. The WR maybe not, after the rounds? Any slower than 3:54 and Muir will come into the equation.
    Yeah, why not set the stall out for around 3:53. Unless she is worried about Hassan. Agreed about Muir though.
    Either way, it is going to be electric!!

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  • Sprintfan
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    With Jodie's 200m time she has the potential to get low 49s - and the situation to draw it out of her!

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  • RunUnlimited
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    Just going to say, that men's 200 m final featured the 5th, 6th and 8th fastest times ever recorded at an Olympic Games. Only the one and only Usian Bolt (2008 - 19.30, 2012 - 19.32) his Jamaican team mate, Yohan Blake (2012 - 19.44) and Michael Johnson (1996 - 19.32) have run faster. A great race.

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  • alfie
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    Originally posted by philipo View Post

    alfie, will Muir medal in the 1500m in your view.??
    I think she has a very good chance. Leaving aside Hassan and Kipyegon she is better than the others and seems to be running well (and hasn't over taxed herself in the heats) However we all know that unless you are hugely superior to the rest of the field a 1500 can be a tricky event to predict . Does anyone take it out hard or will it be slow start and a burn-up ... jostles in the pack : have to be ready to adapt your tactics to the situation ...a lot of variables.

    If she gets her tactics right and doesn't suffer any interference I reckon she will. Arguably is due a change of luck in a major outdoor event. Crossed fingers , eh ?

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  • Laps
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    "and many poor African countries dont bother too much with footy."

    Name one?

  • fchd
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    Swimming has had gold medallists from all 6 continents here at Tokyo

  • Occasional Hope
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    I like the AW description of the men's 800 final: Kenyan one-two in disappointing Olympic 800m final - AW (athleticsweekly.com)

    That semi-final run was preceded by a quite farcical 400m heat in the morning where he exhibited acting not seen since the likes of ITV’s Crossroads in the 1960s as he pretended to accidentally false start so he could focus on the 800m.

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  • drobbie
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    every bloody athlete should be going to all three except perhaps the multi eventers, they should be doing two

  • Christy93
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    Honestly, I think Kipyegon wins with a fair bit in hand whether they run 3.52 or 4.12. She's just that good imo, massively underappreciated. If Hassan couldn't beat her in a one off diamond league, I don't see how she can with two 5ks and two 1500s in her legs.
    Last edited by Christy93; 04-08-21, 17:44.

  • Christy93
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    I'd love Kirani James to win, but Gardiner for me too.

  • philipo
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    Turning to tomorrow, who will be top dog in the 400m; i picked Norman but i think it will not be there. Cherry may be the best American. Gardiner for me .Have a feeling a def medal for Zambrano.

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  • paul
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    What time does Kipyegon have in mind for the final? The OR is easily in her grasp. The WR maybe not, after the rounds? Any slower than 3:54 and Muir will come into the equation.

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  • philipo
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    Originally posted by SprintRelayFan View Post
    I er completely forgot about the men's 200. I've been slightly panicked by the news that every restaurant in Cornwall is apparently booked until September so been frantically researching. Holidays, are not much fun this year eh?
    anyway fab from AdG, but the US men's 4x1 team will be something to be reckoned with
    agreed, if they dont screw up . Has been known. Canada may be in the mix.

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  • MysteryBrick
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    I'm mostly right, and you know it <3
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