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  • Who Are the Ten Best Women Marathoners just now?

    I believe it’s clear cut, just the order that is a matter of opinion. Take the four Kenyans born within 12 months of each other. Add Hiwot, Dereje, Salpeter, Azimeraw, Angela Tanui, and Ashete Bekere.
    Last edited by Aussiestatman; 07-12-21, 12:20. Reason: Typo

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    Sometime this week I'll sit down and work out my Top 10.

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      Four of these running Tokyo plus Berlin winner on debut: Gotytom Gebreslase

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        YY debuts in Hamburg next month. I am guessing she will do enough to win by two min without setting the world on fire. Next attempt at the classic distance could be different.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Aussiestatman View Post
          Four of these running Tokyo plus Berlin winner on debut: Gotytom Gebreslase
          Must have been easy to put the top nine in Tokyo in order. I just swapped third and fourth.

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            Sorry, I haven't got around to doing my rankings yet.

            After Tokyo this morning do you have Kosgei jumping any spots? I presume that pre-race you had her 2nd or 3rd (above or behind Jepkosgei)?

            Do your rankings go beyond 10 athletes? If so, where do you have Mao Ichiyama? A very good résumé since March 2020 but still seeking that first sub-2:20. In the mid-teens perhaps?

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            • Aussiestatman
              Aussiestatman commented
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              I had joyciline at 1, Peres 2, Brigid 3.
              Now swap 2 and 3.
              I think joyciline wins Boston from Peres.
              Rankings to 20 plus another 8 honourable mentions. Ichiyama at 13.

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            Hiwot Gebrekidan at 11 now and still no Seidel in the ten. A fourth in Boston would be the minimum to make a case.

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              Ichiyama chosen for World Champs

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                Jeptum impressive in Paris. So many went too fast early but none troubled Judith . Still no change to my ten. Women’s marathonning is deeper than ever.

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                  Three of these in Boston on Monday. Seidel should be fourth there if she can handle Etagegne Woldu of Ethiopia?

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                    The 2:18's keep on coming - https://forum.athleticsweekly.com/fo...1773#post41773 - and there's the prospect of Romania being represented in your Top 10 at some time in the future?!

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                    • Aussiestatman
                      Aussiestatman commented
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                      even though her 3 previous marathon finishes were 7th, 8th, and 8th they were deep fields of all the best. melly just needs to repeat a 2.18.xx to get a 3rd or 4th at one of those [london, Valencia, whereever else lots of top ten run

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                    Originally posted by Aussiestatman View Post
                    Three of these in Boston on Monday. Seidel should be fourth there if she can handle Etagegne Woldu of Ethiopia?
                    Joyciline disappointed but Yeshaneh rises from just outside my top 20 to somewhere between 6 and 10.

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                    • #13
                      Originally posted by Aussiestatman View Post
                      I believe it’s clear cut, just the order that is a matter of opinion. Take the four Kenyans born within 12 months of each other. Add Hiwot, Dereje, Salpeter, Azimeraw, Angela Tanui, and Ashete Bekere.
                      Should the results of Salpeter, Kosgei, and Gotytom last weekend over the half change anything or was it just a hot day?

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                      • #14
                        Originally posted by Aussiestatman View Post

                        Should the results of Salpeter, Kosgei, and Gotytom last weekend over the half change anything or was it just a hot day?
                        Do you use half marathon performances for your rankings? In her post-race interview the winner Tsehay Gemechu said, "The weather is very hot".

                        Letesenbet Gidey is due to make her marathon debut in Valencia in December!

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                        • Aussiestatman
                          Aussiestatman commented
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                          No, I don’t but it can be a pointer sometimes towards future performance. I don’t think Gemechu passes Brigid with a few hundred metres to go if Brigid was totally focussed in Lisbon. Kosgei has bigger fish to fry in the fall.
                          I think Gidey will finish between the WR and YY’s Hamburg debut time.
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