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Re: The 2018 London Marathon Thread
« Reply #30 on: April 23, 2018, 01:30:17 pm »
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i guess i meant more in the women's race, which saw two women gun for the record and then fade badly. the top men seem to have handled it well, you're right. fast times, even if not WR. wonder what that's about.
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Re: The 2018 London Marathon Thread
« Reply #31 on: April 23, 2018, 01:41:08 pm »
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kipchoge definitely the guy who rules track and road races.
Also, Kipchoge rules the marathon, not the track :D Mo/Bekele rule the track. Kipchoge is the marathon god. However, Kipchoge did beat Mo in a 2 mile race once... Kipchoge likes to beat Mo. Pretty sure he was happy as fu*k to see Mo wanting to run London. Made him excited, the idea of crushing him once again. hah. Kipchoge is ruthless.

Kipchoge still took part in two of the greatest 5000m races ever in the 2003 World Championships and 2004 Olympics. At the first one he beat El Guerrouj by 0.04s and Bekele by ~.3s, and in the second he came third behind those same two guys by less than a second.

yeah man I was looking at his IAAF stats, him & Bekele are so insane. Bekele hasn't had the consistency of Kipchoge in the Marathon but I think he has the second fastest time ever? These dudes are crazy.

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I think Bekele, El Guerrouj and Kipchoge all on the same podium is probably the most stacked 1-2-3 podium of all time?

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Somewhat surprising, on reflection, that Bekele won neither of those races, despite setting his 5k world record a couple months before the 2004 olympics.

ya

each race is different. no matter the peak stats, how a race plays out can change everything. plus, a WR (PB) can take alot out of you, for quite some time.


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Re: The 2018 London Marathon Thread
« Reply #33 on: April 23, 2018, 07:18:41 pm »
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Watching NBC SN. Announcer keeps saying "the pace is too fast", "oh man this is too fast", "they are all going to pay" etc etc. I'm starting to hate watching Marathon coverage.

he was right, though

not necessarily. Kipchoge & kitata handled it pretty well. Mo also PR'd by nearly 2 minutes. Obviously not WR/CR weather conditions but, it's debatable whether it was too fast or not. Most everyone pays by the end of a marathon, negative splits or not. And it got considerably hotter as the marathon went on -> why not "use up" the good weather while you have it?

so dno. I don't like the idea of constantly telling people to slow down: it's a race. It's up to the others in the pack to decide whether to hang back, or hang with. IMHO, very annoying to listen to.



man what happened to mo farah. I didn't realize that they had bottles for certain people, I always thought you could get any bottle and because mo got the wrong bottle that really cost him.

I watched the highlights, the marathon was filled with talent, bekele, kipchoge, mo and others.

kipchoge definitely the guy who rules track and road races.

ya they have their own bottles. some need specific ratios of nutrients in order not to cramp/exacerbate stomach issues etc. nowadays, it's usually bad news missing a bottle.

Kipchoge gave the remainder of his to another runner, mid race. The runner surged up to the front and asked Kipchoge for it, so he gave it to him. Was pretty cool to see.

Also, Kipchoge rules the marathon, not the track :D Mo/Bekele rule the track. Kipchoge is the marathon god. However, Kipchoge did beat Mo in a 2 mile race once... Kipchoge likes to beat Mo. Pretty sure he was happy as fu*k to see Mo wanting to run London. Made him excited, the idea of crushing him once again. hah. Kipchoge is ruthless.

My mistake I mistook him to be cheptegei.  I thought it was kipchoge who won the 10k final in the commonwealth.
lol. Some enmity with the kenyans against mo in competition terms.
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Re: The 2018 London Marathon Thread
« Reply #34 on: April 23, 2018, 08:20:10 pm »
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Watching NBC SN. Announcer keeps saying "the pace is too fast", "oh man this is too fast", "they are all going to pay" etc etc. I'm starting to hate watching Marathon coverage.

he was right, though

not necessarily. Kipchoge & kitata handled it pretty well. Mo also PR'd by nearly 2 minutes. Obviously not WR/CR weather conditions but, it's debatable whether it was too fast or not. Most everyone pays by the end of a marathon, negative splits or not. And it got considerably hotter as the marathon went on -> why not "use up" the good weather while you have it?

so dno. I don't like the idea of constantly telling people to slow down: it's a race. It's up to the others in the pack to decide whether to hang back, or hang with. IMHO, very annoying to listen to.



man what happened to mo farah. I didn't realize that they had bottles for certain people, I always thought you could get any bottle and because mo got the wrong bottle that really cost him.

I watched the highlights, the marathon was filled with talent, bekele, kipchoge, mo and others.

kipchoge definitely the guy who rules track and road races.

ya they have their own bottles. some need specific ratios of nutrients in order not to cramp/exacerbate stomach issues etc. nowadays, it's usually bad news missing a bottle.

Kipchoge gave the remainder of his to another runner, mid race. The runner surged up to the front and asked Kipchoge for it, so he gave it to him. Was pretty cool to see.

Also, Kipchoge rules the marathon, not the track :D Mo/Bekele rule the track. Kipchoge is the marathon god. However, Kipchoge did beat Mo in a 2 mile race once... Kipchoge likes to beat Mo. Pretty sure he was happy as fu*k to see Mo wanting to run London. Made him excited, the idea of crushing him once again. hah. Kipchoge is ruthless.

My mistake I mistook him to be cheptegei.  I thought it was kipchoge who won the 10k final in the commonwealth.
lol. Some enmity with the kenyans against mo in competition terms.

ahh. Cheptegei will definitely be the new king of the track. He's incredible. I once posted some running clips of him on my IG way back. He wasn't that well known at the time, but I just couldn't believe his form/beautiful running. He should be the new king of 5k/10k. I feel like he could double at the 2020 olympics, just like Mo did in 2012 and 2016. Doubling twice is another story... hah.

Cheptegei is the real deal.