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  • Birmingham CWG - Day 0

    Marathons! OK, set your alarms for the wheelchairs.

    07:00 Athletics Men Marathon T53 / T54
    07:03 Athletics Women Marathon T53 / T54
    09:00 Athletics Men Marathon
    10:30 Athletics Women Marathon
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  • #2
    Why day 0?

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    • Chafford1
      Chafford1 commented
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      Yes they do but given the two day gap between the marathons and the rest of the athletics programme, from an athletics perspective it makes sense to classify tomorrow as day 0 and Tuesday as day 1.

    • Occasional Hope
      Occasional Hope commented
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      OK, I guess that makes sense

    • Grassmarket
      Grassmarket commented
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      OK, was being a bit self indulgent, but when did we ever see all the marathons before any stadium action?

  • #3
    David Weir punctures in the marathon! Was in the lead, has to give up.

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    • Occasional Hope
      Occasional Hope commented
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      Props to him for still finishing.

      The winner pays tribute to Weir saying he should have won.

    • Ladyloz
      Ladyloz commented
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      Really unfortunate for Weir.

  • #4
    Such a small field, shame they couldn’t have given poor Chris Thompson a last minute extra slot.

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    • MR_ME
      MR_ME commented
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      There should be at least 3 runners from each home nation to bulk it out a bit.

    • Occasional Hope
      Occasional Hope commented
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      But no, we had to leave enough space on the team for lawn bowls.

  • #5
    Men’s race is underway.

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    • #6
      Fairly challenging course

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      • #7
        How many in the women’s? 16 or 17? These numerical restrictions are killing events.

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        • Occasional Hope
          Occasional Hope commented
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          Coupled with all the entirely predictable last minute withdrawals.

      • #8
        Men’s leader goes the wrong way! Luckily his lead is big enough.

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        • #9
          Good win for Jacob Kiplimo's big brother, Victor Kiplangat.

          None of the home nations men covered themselves in glory.

          I had to chuckle when Crammy said, "There's the hotel that you and I know so well Paula, having spent so much time here."

          Women's race live online in case you're wondering where its' gone - https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/com...games/60740119

          A lead group of 12 at halfway in 1:15:06.
          Last edited by LuckySpikes; 30-07-22, 12:59.

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          • felix51
            felix51 commented
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            'I had to chuckle when Crammy said, "There's the hotel that you and I know so well Paula, having spent so much time here." '

            I had selfies taken with Steve and Paula in that Holiday Inn at breakfast a few years ago before the British Championships :-)

          • trickstat
            trickstat commented
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            That's news to Alison Curbishley and Gary Lough!

            Thanks to athletics I have stayed in more hotels in Birmingham than any other place.

        • #10
          Irish Aussie Sinead Diver is falling off a lead group of 5 around 25km.

          Surprised there's no Stephen Mokoka, Gerda Steyn or Irvette Van Zyl here for South Africa. None of them were in Eugene either. Must be targeting big city marathons?
          Last edited by LuckySpikes; 30-07-22, 13:15.

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          • #11
            After two Comm Games bronze medals, Jess Stenson upgrades to Gold! 1:12:25 for the second half on a hilly course.

            Australia's 3 best women all made the right choice in choosing this event over Eugene. I'm still puzzled why our best (Piasecki & Purdue) didn't do the same or choose Munich. There might have been a Jessica 1-2 here ...

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            • marra
              marra commented
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              I've been pondering that about Jess P especially. I know you want to test yourself against the best, but surely you also want to give yourself the best chance of winning something?
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