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  • trickstat
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    Standout performance and performer from the NCAA indoors was Grant Holloway. He set a US record of 7.35 in the 60H, a time that has only been beaten by Colin Jackson and Dayron Robles. Removed Greg Foster's 7.36 from 1987 (with a very dubious start!) from the record books. It had been equalled by Allan Johnson and Terrence Trammell.

    Holloway also won the 60 flat in 6.50. Not bad for a guy who has run some very quick 4x400 legs.

    He couldn't pull of a treble as he didn't win the LJ. Amongst those who beat him was our own Jacob Fincham-Dukes who was a very decent 2nd with 7.94. There can't have been many occasions when the highest placed Brit at an NCAA champs has been a long jumper!

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  • LuckySpikes
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    Video of Yomif Kejelcha's attempt on El Guerrouj's Mile WR in a specially set-up race in Boston today - https://www.dropbox.com/s/fhbvszuyw1...20Mile.ts?dl=0

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  • LuckySpikes
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    As promised, here's the video of 16yo Athing Mu in the Women's 600m at the US Indoor Champs - https://www.dropbox.com/s/xwj2cs8vk8...nships.ts?dl=0

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  • LuckySpikes
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    Wowow! At the US Indoor Championships, possibly/probably the most extraordinary run I've ever seen by an Under-17. In the women's 600 Athing Mu (16yo) set an indoor American Record of 1:23.57, running a smidge faster than Alysia Montano & Ajee Wilson have run it indoors. Yes, it's a rarely-run distance but they weren't soft times to beat. For further context, Semenya's outdoor WR is less than 2 seconds faster, 1:21.77 in Berlin in 2017.

    Mu beat Raevyn Rogers by 1.3s today. I've got to think Mu could run 1:57 this summer if she gets in the right race! Her current PB is 2:04!

    Her splits were 25.99, 29.05 and 28.53. At 400 I was thinking, "she's got to blow up badly here", but no, she held off Rogers' challenge at 100 to go and she sped up again!

    When I have video of it (tomorrow night?), I'll post it here.

    It pretty much over-shadowed Donovan Brazier's 1:13.77 WR in the 600 about 10 minutes later.

    Hanna Green, 2nd three times in the NCAA, looks like she could be set for a good breakthrough at 800 (her current outdoor PB is a shade over 2-flat). She ran a strong 2nd behind Ajee Wilson in the 1000 (2:35.4) beating Ce'eira Brown and Laura Roesler who've both run sub-2 this indoor season.

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  • Sovietvest
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    Jacob was amazing at the Euros but just moved to another level. Now a real medal contender in Doha. Can you imagine being told a few years back that an 18 year old Norwegian would beat an Ethiopian World Champ / World Record holder? It would have appeared pure fantasy.

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  • sprintdude
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    In regards to the men's sprints at the European indoors who's likely to get the nod for the GB team ?

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  • irishman
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    Rare I find myself agreeing almost word for word for philipo, but Okoye one of those rare instances where spiteful annoyance is justified - remember, the man's married (or was), and not only threw away a possibly world class discus career, but an Oxford pace in Law, which is a licence to print money. And to do this on the eve of his debut in AAF, his last chance saloon, defies belief - that AAF had a rather successful launch only rubs salt in the wounds.

    Question arises, would a conviction for this interfere with his ability to remain in the states?

  • Ursus
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    Originally posted by trevorp View Post

    I'm not sure I've ever seen so much talent squandered.
    Quite. I hope he’s happy with what he sees in the mirror, but looking from the outside you’d have to wonder. Still only 27, should he see the light it wouldn’t be too late to come back to the circle.

    Given up a place at Oxford and the chance to be the very best in the world at something. Most people don’t get anywhere near either of those, let alone both.

    The American dream, eh?












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  • philipo
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    did you notice some of the very high quality Millrose games results. Near WR by kejelcha in the Mile, crouser starts with a 22.33 bang; sub 1.44 800m by Saruni; 3.33 and bits by the Ethiopian during the mile; WL in the womens 800m, sub 1.59
    Not impressed by this weeks Brit Champs but full marks to McKinna in the womens shot.!!!!

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  • RunUnlimited
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    Originally posted by trevorp View Post

    I'm not sure I've ever seen so much talent squandered.
    I'd like to say it was admirable (barely) that Okoye wanted to try something different in his life by trying to go for the American Football gig... But it was an enormous risk which, if he had managed to pull it off, had probably set him up for life financially, something that a career in Discus doesn't nessasarily guaruntee. Even if he only had a five season career as a bench warmer, he'd earn far more than he would have done in a 15 year life in athletics.
    However, the chances of him succeeding were vanishingly small... The number of British American Football players that actually made it on the field of play in the NFL can be honestly counted on the fingers of *one* hand.
    Of course hindsight is 20/20 and all that, but looking back, I always thought this was a very bad career choice for Okoye... And now it looks even more foolish with this latest news coming from him.

    What a waste...

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  • trevorp
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    Originally posted by philipo View Post
    oh dear how are the mighty fallen... Lawrence Okoye ...
    I'm not sure I've ever seen so much talent squandered.

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  • philipo
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    oh dear how are the mighty fallen... Lawrence Okoye arrested with others for soliciting prostitution in the States. The guy threw await his talent for cash and could not make big time and now mixing clearly with low lives. what a shame.!!!!

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  • philipo
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    A pb for marc Scott over 5 k; 13.21.97 in Boston, and number 4 indoors performance for 2019 for Thomas Staines in the 800m in 1.46.29.

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  • LuckySpikes
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    Our Laura just announced in her BBC British Champs interview that she is looking to race the 1500/3000 double in Glasgow.

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  • sidelined
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    I'd like to see Laura Muir running the 800 in Glasgow, after that 1.59 showing.

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