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    Quote Originally Posted by LopenUupunut

    Q: Your run was good but how did it feel?
    A: Quite painful, but that's the sport of running for you.

    Q: Your flat PB is now better than that of steeplechase NR holder Tapio Kantanen, what does that tell us?
    A: That you shouldn't compare flat times with steeple times.
    Ha - that is one clever interviewer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rainy.here
    Quote Originally Posted by LopenUupunut

    Q: Your run was good but how did it feel?
    A: Quite painful, but that's the sport of running for you.

    Q: Your flat PB is now better than that of steeplechase NR holder Tapio Kantanen, what does that tell us?
    A: That you shouldn't compare flat times with steeple times.
    Ha - that is one clever interviewer.
    No, that is one clever interviewee
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    Quote Originally Posted by LopenUupunut
    Fourth Elite Games meeting today at Joensuu. Some very good marks, especially in men's javelin which was thrown into a headwind!
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    Full results here
    http://live.time4results.com/yu/2009/joensuu/
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    Quote Originally Posted by cubop
    Keskikalo has surprised me this season.

    Did he stay in Finland for his training or did he go to Brazil or some other place for warm weather training?
    I don't know all the places he's been training but they include Columbia (where I believe Virén sometimes trained), Portugal (the preferred spring training location of the Finnish national team), and St. Moritz, Switzerland.
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    Oh for the life of a world class finish Athlete. Training camp in Columbia, Portugal and St. Moritz.
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    Last meet of the Elite Games series today at Lapinlahti. Plenty of good results.

    mJT:

    1. Tero Pitkämäki 87.79 SB
    2. Antti Ruuskanen 81.74
    3. Ari Mannio 80.81

    Pitkämäki backed the best one up with a 86.92. The battle for our one remaining spot in the Berlin team heats up. Ruuskanen has beaten Mannio in two consecutive comps now. Unless one of them manages to make selectors angry the NC result should decide it.

    It's hard to judge the Russians, and Igor Janik has apparently vanished from Earth....?

    Anyway, Very Nearly Live Formchart today:
    1. Andreas Thorkildsen (Norway) =
    2. Tero Pitkämäki (Finland) =
    3. Vadims Vasilevskis (Latvia) =
    4. Teemu Wirkkala (Finland) =
    5. Ainars Kovals (Latvia)=
    6. Mark Frank (Germany) =
    7. Antti Ruuskanen (Finland) +2
    8. Ari Mannio (Finland) -1
    9. Igor Janik (Poland) -1
    10. Oleksandr Pyatnytsya (Ukraine) =
    11. Sergey Makarov (Russia) N
    12. Guillermo Martínez (Cuba) -1

    m2000m:

    1. Jukka Keskisalo 5.00.32 NR

    He continues his great form, though I'm a bit worried he might be overracing... A 56-second last lap brought him home 0.19 inside our old NR (Vesa Siivonen '89). Remmy Limo was 2nd again.

    mHT:
    1. Krisztián Pars HUN 78.55
    2. Yury Shayunou BLR 78.04
    3. O-P Karjalainen 76.40

    None of the top three impressed. Karjalainen fell backfirst in the circle during his last throw after somehow managing to kick himself in the leg but luckily apparently escaped unhurt.

    m110h:
    1. Juha Sonck FIN 13.65
    A nice big PB for Sonck, who sadly missed the Berlin B standard by a fraction of a second. Not that he'd get anywhere at the WC - this is surely very close to his peak.

    m100:
    1. Leroy Dixon USA 10.06 (+0.2)
    2. Lerone Clarke JAM 10.11

    mLJ:
    1. Tommi Evilä FIN 795
    2. Kim Deok-Hyeon KOR 793

    Evilä got his revenge over Kim, but alas the results were weak. Of the two, Kim's still the bigger factor where Berlin is concerned.

    w100:
    1. Sheri-Ann Brooks JAM 11.17 (+0.2)
    2. Gloria Asumnu USA 11.23

    This event was interesting for two reasons. Firstly Asumnu, who had a chance to win the whole meet series and €30.000 if she ran 10.98 or faster. No luck there (Pars won - is there really bigger money anywhere for a hammer thrower right now? :shock: She fell to 3rd behind Nikkanen after not winning.) Secondly Brooks, the winner and one of the athletes implicated in the Jamaican positive tests scandal. She denied everything, including knowing what the substance was or what the whole thing was about. No real surprise there.

    wPV:
    1. Minna Nikkanen 446 NR
    2. Vanessa Vandy 430

    Another NR, and some okay attempts at 451. Unfortunately this still won't cut it at international level...

    w100h:
    1. Josanne Lucas TRI 13.02
    Yes, that's the 400m hurdler in a second event. Smooth going.
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    National champs started this morning at Espoo. Nothing very internationally notable today (mJav final's on Sunday of course). Very nearly live results available here: http://live.time4results.com/yu/2009/kalevankisat/
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    Quote Originally Posted by cubop
    Keskikalo has surprised me this season.

    Did he stay in Finland for his training or did he go to Brazil or some other place for warm weather training?.

    I remember Viren training in Brazil in 72 prior to the O.G
    it probably has been mentioned, but i did not see any mention on this thread.
    keskikalo ran 8:12.93 in the steeple in monaco on tuesday just missing the national record of finland by 3 tenths of a second.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doug091463
    it probably has been mentioned, but i did not see any mention on this thread.
    keskikalo ran 8:12.93 in the steeple in monaco on tuesday just missing the national record of finland by 3 tenths of a second.
    This was commented on in the Monaco steeple thread: http://mb.trackandfieldnews.com/discuss ... hp?t=36754 By the way, the spelling is Keskisalo, with "k"s and "s"s alternating. (You must also avoid confusing him with the female sprinter Sari Keskitalo.)
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    Not many highlights during the 1st day. The events were weakish, and average weather (cold, rainy) kept marks down even further.

    O-P Karjalainen won mHT with 77.76 but still doesn't look like a Berlin medalist. Admittedly, this event looks very weak right now - sub-80 could well medal, even (unlikely) win. mSP was atrocious, with Tuomo Tihinen winning at 18.47. To think that at turn of millennium we had 7 guys over 20 in a year... Tommi Hartonen, NR holder (10.21) in the 100m (but from as far back as '01) staged an impressive comeback, looking great (well, by Finnish standards, apparent 10.3x shape is great) in the heat. (He already looked excellent at Finnish club relay champs early this month.)
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