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    Re: World Relays- Women's 4x1500
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    That is still a very weak World Record!
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    Re: World Relays- Women's 4x1500
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    Quote Originally Posted by rsb2
    That is still a very weak World Record!
    Totally agree!!
    That Kenyan team's PR's add up to something close to, or under, 16:00!!
    There's probably 2 or 3 more Kenyan teams that, with their PR's, add up to faster than that 16:33.

    As for the Americans, this was their "C" squad (Martinez the exception)!!

    The "A" team would probably be Simpson, Martinez, Rowbury, and Cain, whose PR's add up to about 16:06!
    A 2nd team ("B") would be Grunewald, Willard & Uceny (in their better days), and maybe Moser, PR's adding to about 16:06 again....or based on CURRENT form, maybe 16:20 or 16:22.
    Another team (the "C" team) could be Mackey, Sarah Brown, Conley, and Kampf. Their PR's add to about 16:24.

    An All-Star HS team (Cain, Efraimson, Cranny, and maybe Anna Maxwell) would break 17:00....and maybe beat the US's time today of 16:55!!

    Not to mention an Ethiopian team made up of the Dibaba sisters and Defar.
    Even though they're not really 1500 specialists, I bet they could run close to 16:05, especially with 3:55 gal Genzebe on anchor!!

    So yes, it's VERY weak!!

    Instead of waiting for next year's edition, I'd love to see Kenyan and USA "A" teams go at it in some European meet this summer!!
    Maybe Heusden or the Morton Games.
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    Re: World Relays- Women's 4x1500
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    The American team were well beaten by Kenya and some of your athletes , if not all, were much slower than their best races, in which others often set the pace. Mackey and Grace were miles slower than their best, surely. One of the posters here make the assumption that they would have threatened the Kenyan supremacy with Cain and Simpson. Running behind an athlete who has chosen to create a large gap with hard early pace is somewhat different to what you will see in Eugene next week.

    I am quite sure that the athletes and their Federations can manage quite well without the guidance of posters as to whether they should be in Nassau. Athletes from other parts of the world, such as the British athletes who have one or two two major efforts to come in the CG and EC, are considerably behind the American and Caribbean seasons, in preparation terms. The Russians have hardly started their season, by the way.
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    Re: World Relays- Women's 4x1500
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    Quote Originally Posted by tm71
    Quote Originally Posted by norunner
    The only thing that could make this race the least bit entertaining would be an ethiopian team. Forget Russia, UK or Canada, doesn't matter if there is three or six teams running half a lap behind Kenya.

    Yes where was Ethiopia ?
    May or may not have had anything to do with it, but heard that there were some Ethiopian problems with getting transit visas from the U.S. government. (you don't fly here without landing on U.S. soil, basically)
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    Re: World Relays- Women's 4x1500
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    Quote Originally Posted by uakari
    and where was morocco?

    why do the brit announcers on eurosport keep pronouncing it MAR-ti-nez??????
    because they are british and not used to hispanic/spanish names.
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    buried in the hoo-ha about the WR last night: Brenda Martinez 3:59.8
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    Re: World Relays- Women's 4x1500
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    Easily the fastest ever split on a 4x1500.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JumboElliott
    With Rowbury, Cain, Martinez, and Simpson, USA could compete with Kenya.
    I was thinking the same foursome earlier!
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    Re: World Relays- Women's 4x1500
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    I didn't think Kampf's opening leg (which was around 4:09, as I recall) was all that bad, and wasn't very far behind the leader's.

    But yes, I certainly agree that having the best of the US runners (and of other countries' as well) would have been great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh
    buried in the hoo-ha about the WR last night: Brenda Martinez 3:59.8
    Have all of the race splits been posted somewhere? The IAAF wrap-up only has the Kenyan's.
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