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  • #61
    Elliot Giles struggling on his return from injury, 3.37.48 and 7th place in Hengelo. George Mills 5th.

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    • #62
      Not an absolutely top field, but Daryl Neita wins in Hengelo with 11.19. Imani Lansiquot 3rd, 11.26.

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      • Grassmarket
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        Harry Aikines-Ayreety cannot match that.

    • #63
      I'm looking forward to seeing how Eilish does in the 10000. Her recent road performances suggest she is capable of getting close to 30 mins at some point this season. If its a decent pace she should take a big chunk out of her PB today.

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      • MR_ME
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        And it looks like she is going for it, leading the field with a 2.59 first km.

      • MR_ME
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        Wow 30.19, second on UK all time list and beating some of the best athletes of all time. What a fantastic run.

    • #64
      Eilish is amazing. 30.19.02 Pb and ahead of Gidey and Taye, not to mention Ayana. A medal in Eugene is on the cards.

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      • MR_ME
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        Plus she led from gun to tape in windy conditions. Definitely a medal contender.

      • MysteryBrick
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        An absolutely extraordinary run!

    • #65
      Originally posted by Occasional Hope View Post
      Eilish is amazing. 30.19.02 Pb and ahead of Gidey and Taye, not to mention Ayana. A medal in Eugene is on the cards.
      Great run today but very tough to get a medal I think. If Hassan is there, Gidey, Taye, maybe a Kenyan or two (Obiri?). Top 5 would be an excellent result but I don't think she has the finishing pace if it came down to a burn up.
      Last edited by LuckySpikes; 06-06-22, 17:05.

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      • Occasional Hope
        Occasional Hope commented
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        She has to go for it early on. I must admit today is the first time I’ve thought she could do it.

        Has Hassan run yet this season?

      • MR_ME
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        Good point, perhaps we are getting a little over excited after that performance, but that was a big improvement and she could be in the mix for a medal.

    • #66
      She's certainly qualified for the Ethiopian team. (Except oh, maybe no grandparents from Addis Ababa? The Ethiopian management might be having a quick check.)

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      • #67
        That McColgan run would have been a lot closer to breaking Radcliffe's record if the weather had been better.... front running a 30:19 in blustery, cool conditions is a hell of a run and the fact she was so far ahead of WR holder Gidey and the other Ethiopians should be getting their attention for sure.

        Absolutely, Elish is a medal contender in Eugene.... especially if the famously unpredictable Oregon weather throws up a cool, damp and windy day when the 10,000m final....

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        • trickstat
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          Worth remembering that Radcliffe's record was run in cool, wet conditions.

      • #68
        Originally posted by LuckySpikes View Post

        Great run today but very tough to get a medal I think. If Hassan is there, Gidey, Taye, maybe a Kenyan or two (Obiri?). Top 5 would be an excellent result but I don't think she has the finishing pace if it came down to a burn up.
        My feelings exactly.

        But a hugely improved athlete over the last couple of years who deserves huge credit.

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        • #69
          The usual outbreak of hype about McColgan's fine performance at Hengelo. She is not a medal contender but if she finishes the rac can certainly be in a top 6 position.

          A few considerations; the Ethiopians were not in the least interested in EMs race as they were running for places in the team for Eugene. The top East Africans are in 29 minute territory and lowish 29s at that; so 30.19 is not medal territory.
          The American fans who predicted Cranny's 30.14 was a sure medal possibility performance for her, now know better after the US Trials 10K for women. McColgan will find in Eugene that she will be surrounded by tough aggressive runners and her style of running led last year in Tokyo to her problems.Same in July , in my view
          As for the conditions in Eugene in July, the likelihood is hot or at least warm conditions, as that is the lowest month there for rain and likely to be warm. Not what McColgan likes.

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          • #70
            Yeah, the chances are it will be blazing hot in Eugene. Who's stupid idea was it to hold a WCh in Oregon in the height of summer? If you're going to have it somewhere ridiculously hot at least put it in September - though we know that the Americans didn't want to do that because it would clash with "football" season.

            If it is really hot, any of our track distance athletes (Steeplechase and upwards) would be well-advised, I think, to take their foot off the pedal if they fall out of medal contention or become unlikely to qualify out of the rounds. Save yourself for Birmingham & Munich where medal chances will be better. At last year's US Olympic Trials, even after they rescheduled the Women's 10,000 to a more "athlete-friendly" time, Alicia Monson still ended up in hospital with heat exhaustion. In such brutal heat, don't jeopardise your chances later on by going all out to try to finish 9th instead of 11th.

            Our marathon runners can lay it on the line more in Eugene because none of them are also entered for the Comm Games or Euros.

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            • MR_ME
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              At least the marathons are held at 6.00 in the morning so the heat wont be much of a problem. The women's 10000 is at midday!

            • Ladyloz
              Ladyloz commented
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              I think the weather in the Pacific North West can be a little unpredictable in comparison to much of the rest of the US in Summer, especially the Southern States (LA 28 will be very hot & humid). It could be stupidly hot as per the US trials last year or closer to the weather we saw at the Diamond League the other week.

              I think it might have been possible to host the Worlds in early September; I understand Eugene is hosting the Diamond League Final next year which i usually held at this time but understandable that they preferred to be the first of the major champs this summer rather than the last.

              Also, the Asian Games were originally due to take place in September although they have been postponed as they were due to take place in China which ain't hosting anything at the moment.

          • #71
            Jo Pavey won a bronze in hot and humid Osaka back in 2007 where the conditions played a huge role in the outcome. Don’t discount the Brits just because it’s going to be hot, it will affect everyone.

            It’s clear that Eilish is operating at a different level to what we’ve seen before. If you’re going into the World Champs having run a solo 30.19 in windy conditions then you will be in contention for medals come the sharp end of the race. If it comes down to a sprint then yes that might not suit Eilish, but she is deceptively quick and has good 1500m and 3000m speed in her legs.

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            • Walsh7
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              The women's WC 10,000 will be run in the middle of the day. The Eugene temperature in July can be quite warm. You have to give the advantage to the African runners.
              Last edited by Walsh7; 07-06-22, 16:27.

          • #72
            Seems Alex Haydock-Wilson was'nt just giving it the big I am recently when he suggested that he was in contention to take down the UK 400M record as he has just ran 300 metres in 32.65. Faster that Martyn Rooneys best and also quicker than Matthew Hudson-Smith has ran. Surely sub 45 beckons after this, maybe at the trials would be nice.

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            • Occasional Hope
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              Very encouraging.

            • Occasional Hope
              Occasional Hope commented
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              He can probably get to Eugene based on rankings, but would be safer if he could run the auto qual.

          • #73
            Jake Norris threw 69.65 and Bayley Campbell 68.71 to finish 10th and 11th respectively in the NCAA final.

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            • #74
              More early results from Day 1 of the NCAA Division I Championships, include Josh Zeller and Tade Ojora, drawn in the same semi final, finishing 2nd and 3rd in a tight race, with the current UK number 1 making it through automatically to the final, while Ojora is the fastest non-auto qualifier so far.

              Josh Zeller (13.45, wind -0.2m/s)
              Tade Ojora (13.48 =SB)

              And now it is confirmed that both Brits made it through to the NCAA final, with Zeller as 4th fastest overall from the semis and Ojora 6th fastest.

              Last edited by RunUnlimited; 09-06-22, 01:45.

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              • treadwater1
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                Bizimana got through to the final coming second in his semi

            • #75
              Not a UK athlete, but i noted in the NCAA Champs that the guy Dorian Camel of recent 20.00 in the 200m, behind 19.49 man, Knighton, came in 18th in the 200m and ran 20.64. Another reason for healthy scepticism about timings across the pond.
              I feel in reasonable conditions on Friday, (it may not be), Zeller is capable of a top 3 place and even13.30. I assume he will be here for the Trials.

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