Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Tokyo Olympics day 8: Friday 6 August

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Through 10km in 36:16 (2:32-ish pace) with a group of 46 at the front including Jess Piasecki at the back. Steph Davis 28s back, and Steph Twell a further 39s back.

    Comment


    • Ouch, Steph Twell ran 20:08 for the 5km to 15km. I guess she might not last much longer (unless it was a rather long toilet break!)

      Ichiyama and Suzuki's transponders are working now!

      Comment


    • Dunno what I was thinking in the Prediction Contest when I predicted a winning time of 2:19:05. It won't be anywhere close!

      Comment


      • Past 20km and Jess Piasecki is moving through the field, now 24th and 16s off the front. All the expected names in a lead group of about 12, including Mao Ichiyama.

        Krygyzstan's Darya Maslova having a cracking race in 19th. She's a former Asian Games 10,000m champion if I recall correctly.

        Comment


        • Halfway in 1:15:14. Jess Piasecki 26s back in 26th.Steph Davis 2 further mins back. Steph Twell is still going but through halfway in a tick under 1:25.

          Comment


          • At 25km Volha Mazuronak and Sally Kipyego are the first to drop from the front group. No nose bleed yet for Mazuronak though.

            Molly Seidel doing great in the lead group as is Ichiyama.

            Comment


            • At 30km, Ruth Chepngetich starting to struggle 3 or 4 seconds off the lead group of 9.

              Comment


              • An injection of pace at 33km before a feed station splits the group with Dereje and Ichiyama going out the back. Molly Seidel still up there in a lead group of 5.

                Comment


                • A significant break with 4.5km to go? Kosgei & Jepchichir dropping Salpeter & Seidel by a few seconds.

                  Salpeter stops and walks as Seidel passes her!

                  Comment


                  • Occasional Hope
                    Occasional Hope commented
                    Editing a comment
                    Astonishing from Salpeter. She hasn't exactly stopped but effectively has dropped out.

                • 2.2km to go and Seidel still hanging in there, just 6s off the 2 Kenyans.

                  Comment


                  • Occasional Hope
                    Occasional Hope commented
                    Editing a comment
                    And she gets a bronze medal, I don't expect anyone picked her in the prediction contest?

                  • LuckySpikes
                    LuckySpikes commented
                    Editing a comment
                    I haven't checked but I don't remember anyone doing so.

                • Well that was brutal old race.

                  Pretty pleased with my time prediction - only 47 seconds away from the actual time.

                  Less confident about Callum Hawkins' top 6 chances in this weather now though!

                  Comment


                  • trickstat
                    trickstat commented
                    Editing a comment
                    Would have been even worse if they hadn't brought the start forward an hour!

                • Peres Jepchirchir is the champ in 2:27:20 from Brigid Kosgei A terrific bronze for Molly Seidel.

                  Dereje 4th, Mazuronak 5th (as she was in Rio) ... Ichiyama 8th. The over-40s Elmore & Diver 9th & 10th.

                  The Brits will be finished in several minutes time!
                  Last edited by LuckySpikes; 07-08-21, 01:36.

                  Comment


                  • Steph Davis finishes 39th. The other two still running but almost at the back of the field.

                    Comment


                    • Who knows what happened with Salpeter, but she's trailed in 66th with 2.48. Did she walk the rest of the way after dropping out of a medal spot? Bizarre.

                      Comment


                      • Steph Twell 68th, 2.53.

                        Comment

                        Working...
                        X