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  • Jess Piasecki, who started strongly, back in 71st, 2.55.

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    • Not a great result by the British team. Obviously conditions were tough, at least 14 non finishers including Chepngetich.

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      • Originally posted by trickstat View Post
        We did all we could but Tortu is currently quicker than NMB.
        Should Prescod have run the anchor leg as he's 100m runner, he tied up in the individual 200m heats but sickening it happened again.

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        • SprintRelayFan
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          Given prescod twice started earlier than he should I would have had zero confidence he’d have taken the baton at the right time

      • Originally posted by jjimbojames View Post
        NMB so disappointed but he's not been in the best form. Gemili injured and Prescod's lack of practice cost us a memorable second gold, but Italy have been inspired all champs
        Yeah clearly low confidence after his own event and heartbreakingly just couldn't pull away from Italian. So hard to take because US will be back in Paris and Jamaica won't be that bad again either. That bloody injury to Adam really cost us hugely in the end

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      • Realise I'm horribly late to this thread but just wanted to give a little credit to Ireland's Fionnuala McCormack.
        Consecutive top 25 finishes in the last two Olympic marathons is, in it's own way, quietly impressive. Was such a shame to see Steph Twell struggling today, but at least she finished. Those conditions looked brutal

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        • Guilty admission - I was delighted that Italy won. I can’t summon any enthusiasm for a team containing Kilty, NMB and Hughes.

          Kilty was quoted in the mixed zone: “Forget the Roman Empire, Nero, all that nonsense. This is as big as it gets for them. They better soak it in. We're better than them and we'll beat them next yr.”

          No class. Him calling NMB a “legend” in the BBC interview was laughable - sort of thing beered up groups of lads say about each other in the pub on a Friday night before getting into a fight in a taxi rank.

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