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    Definitely agree on Warholm. Can't decide on the...

    Definitely agree on Warholm. Can't decide on the women's side.
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    The shoe that assisted performances most...

    The shoe that assisted performances most recently at INEOS and Chicago seems more problematic than the Vaporfly4% that has been assisting performances for the past ~3 years. Prior to this one, I...
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    In other news: ...

    In other news:

    https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1086013/olympic-marathon-moved-to-sapporo
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    My impression is that these shoes are generally...

    My impression is that these shoes are generally available, at least to top or better runners. (I am considering all of this family of "Vaporfly" models on Kipchoge's feet Saturday and those of Kosgei...
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    Nike wins ... fastest non-vaporfly (or whatever...

    Nike wins ... fastest non-vaporfly (or whatever next gen of that) finishers were, I think, Emma Bates (ASICS) and Parker Stinson (Saucony?).
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    Kosgei 2:14:04 WR.

    Kosgei 2:14:04 WR.
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    Kosgei 35-40km 15:57. 2:14:10 pace at 40km.

    Kosgei 35-40km 15:57. 2:14:10 pace at 40km.
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    Kosgei 30-35 km 15:56. She now has a good...

    Kosgei 30-35 km 15:56.

    She now has a good chance for a 2:13.
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    Kosgei 25-30km in 15:45. Now on 2:14 pace.

    Kosgei 25-30km in 15:45. Now on 2:14 pace.
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    Kosgei' 5km splits, after the opening 15:28 , are...

    Kosgei' 5km splits, after the opening 15:28 , are (I think) - 16:00, 15:58, 16:01, 16:06. Still slightly over a minute ahead of WR pace at 25km.
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    Kosgei 1:06:59 half. After the very fast opening...

    Kosgei 1:06:59 half. After the very fast opening 5km, each subsequent 5km ~16 minutes.
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    Jordan Hasay had a 5km split of 22:20. Not seeing...

    Jordan Hasay had a 5km split of 22:20. Not seeing anything further, so must be DNF.

    Kosgei ran her 2nd & 3rd 5kms at about 16 min each, so was on 2:13:25 pace at 15km.
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    The weather seems to be favorable. Brigid...

    The weather seems to be favorable.

    Brigid Kosgei (KEN) ran first 5km in 15:28 (2:10:32 pace); Ababel Yeshaneh (ETH) 15:36 (2:11:37 pace); Geleta Burka (ETH) 16:03 (a mere 2:15:24 pace).
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    Analysis of this latest Nike shoe. ...

    Analysis of this latest Nike shoe.

    https://www.believeintherun.com/2019/10/09/a-breakdown-of-the-nike-kipchoge-prototype/
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    3:02:21. Finished 2nd in her age group to Ria Van...

    3:02:21. Finished 2nd in her age group to Ria Van Landeghem (BEL), 3:02:05.
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    Chicago Marathon 2019

    Perhaps there is some interest in this event. :)

    Leaderboard here:

    https://results.chicagomarathon.com/2019/?lang=EN_CAP&pid=leaderboard
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    I will be happy to be wrong about this assertion,...

    I will be happy to be wrong about this assertion, but I do not expect to see a sub-2 hour marathon in normal record-eligible circumstances any time soon.

    While it is true that times have come...
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    I think that was just to reassure him -- that's...

    I think that was just to reassure him -- that's where pretty much everyone has always been when they try to run a marathon with him. ;) Actually, as usual, I have no idea.
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    Good for him -- happy to see him achieve his...

    Good for him -- happy to see him achieve his goal. About 1 sec/km faster than Monza.

    And of course I am thrilled for Nike -- they win again! ;)
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    https://spikes.iaaf.org/post/niklas-kaul?utm_sourc...

    https://spikes.iaaf.org/post/niklas-kaul?utm_source=iaaf.org&utm_medium=gridclick%20spikes-column


    Everyone here probably already saw this Spikes article by Kaul, published just as the WC began....
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    His career competition list on ARRS shows just...

    His career competition list on ARRS shows just the two marathons, Helsinki and Melbourne.

    https://more.arrs.run/runner/9251

    PS. I agree w most of what I am reading here, especially bobguild76's...
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    Agree. I had to review their record in OG, WC,...

    Agree. I had to review their record in OG, WC, and WIC to see how many times they have been close (at least a couple of WIC medals in there :) )

    OG 2008 4th
    WC 2009 4th
    WIC 2010 silver
    WC 2011...
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    I agree w gh's comment, of course, and also...

    I agree w gh's comment, of course, and also 26mi235's comment, just above. It's also possible that I agree with a lot of other comments upstream in this thread, even if such agreement seems...
  24. Some followup notes on this event: I appreciated...

    Some followup notes on this event: I appreciated watching this race, and thought the last few km of the competition to be very interesting.

    Perused the race analysis quickly, so I may have...
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    Davidokun -- thank you very much for your...

    Davidokun -- thank you very much for your contributions to this informative and enjoyable thread. Will look forward to your comments when you return. :)
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