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  • #46
    Bit of a surprise there. Hoare pips Cheruiyot, Wightman tired and gets bronze.

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    • #47
      Great PBs by the likes of Heyward (Welsh record?) and Tanner.

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      • #48
        Jake so tired he's having to sit down to do autographs.

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        • #49
          Quality 1500m race, you have to say. Wightman shouldn't be too upset with the bronze. He had nothing there to prove, Cheruiyot and Hoare did.

          PBs for Hoare, Heyward, Tanner, Stonier, Gourley, Giles, Paulson and Mphahlele. SBs for Cheruiyot and Kipsang.

          Jake and Josh the only 2 who didn't set some kind of mark!

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          • #50
            Originally posted by marra View Post
            Quality 1500m race, you have to say. Wightman shouldn't be too upset with the bronze. He had nothing there to prove, Cheruiyot and Hoare did.

            PBs for Hoare, Heyward, Tanner, Stonier, Gourley, Giles, Paulson and Mphahlele. SBs for Cheruiyot and Kipsang.

            Jake and Josh the only 2 who didn't set some kind of mark!
            One for the memory and great delight all round. Jake went just too early. Well done Stonier.

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            • #51
              Joe Ellis pushed out of the medals by that big effort from the Cypriot. Nick Miller is Commonwealth champion.

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              • #52
                That's 6 GB guys under 3.34 this year, and 7 of the all-time top 17 are current athletes (although Grice possibly past his best).

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                • #53
                  3.32.50 for Matt Stonier - Is that a British U23 best? Wasn't it Kerr at 3.33 before? Matt turns 21 next month so will still be an U23 next year.

                  Earlier this year I said this guy excites me if he has the confidence to go with a faster pace, but I didn't expect 3.32 already. A name to watch for British Athletics.

                  Fab Welsh record for Jake Heyward, starting to fulfil the promise he showed as a youngster.

                  Props to Elliot Giles too - He said 'give me 5 weeks and I'll be back to my best' after trials and he meant it.

                  British 1500m is in rude health.
                  Last edited by Christy93; 06-08-22, 13:42.

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                  • Occasional Hope
                    Occasional Hope commented
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                    And thanks to Wightman, four can go to Budapest next year.

                  • trickstat
                    trickstat commented
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                    Even with Wightman having a wild card, the Trials are still likely to be pretty tasty.

                  • Christy93
                    Christy93 commented
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                    I'd like to see Giles take a real run at the 1500. 3.33 after his season is really quite impressive and many 800 runners of his 'type' have stepped up to championship 1500 racing successfully. Obvs, the 1500 is a different event now and gone are the days of last lap burn ups, but I'd like to see him have a crack.

                • #54
                  Outstanding by Stonier!!

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                  • #55
                    Sam Tanner movers to number 2 on NZ all-time list behind Nick Willis and ahead of John Walker. Some fairly good company.

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                    • trickstat
                      trickstat commented
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                      New Zealand and Scotland both have very strong men's 1500 all-time lists relative to their populations.

                  • #56
                    That's the first time 26 year old Joe Ellis has thrown 70m outside the US. I was ready to give him pelters if he hadn't, so that shut me up.

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                    • #57
                      The Indians are showing a few signs of the birth of interest in track and field as well as cricket
                      . Hurrah for that, from a nation of 1300 million it will produce better and better results. A steeplechaser of merit in Sable,who beat our best,Seddon, who was hopeless
                      Indian results this year are also better than we have in the LJ, javelin, and TJ.Its just a beginning of course, but it's a start

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                      • #58
                        Couple of surprise results this morning , eh ? Who would have thought Olympic champ Patterson would miss out on gold in the HJ - and at such a modest height ? Lake actually jumped pretty well and might think she ended up missing a big chance in the end. Well done Distin for Jamaica ... and well done Hoare in taking 1500 gold for Australia in a terrific race. Lots of PBs : but looked like a race too many for Wightman - and especially Kerr. Might be a few British athletes needing rest they won't get before the Euros...

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                        • MysteryBrick
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                          I'm not sure on race too far for Wightman physically - he ran bloody well! He admitted that mentally it was hard to get up for this one.

                        • alfie
                          alfie commented
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                          Fair point. Perhaps too far mentally ? - at least for now. He did indeed run pretty fast but might have got his tactics a bit better ? I really don't mean to be critical of him...guess I was just expecting him to win

                      • #59
                        Good news is that we are back to the World Feed tonight, ie the athletics feed that actually shows athletics.

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                        • #60
                          If he hadn't had his perfect day in Eugene I think we'd all be really excited by today's bronze

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