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    Quote Originally Posted by aaronk View Post
    Women's 1500.
    (Would have chosen Women's 5000, but 1500 is 1st on the schedule, so Dibaba might be tired from the 1500, so might not be as effective in the 5000.)

    I chose the 1500 to see what Dibaba chooses to/needs to run.
    Will she try to smoke the field with a 3:52?
    Or will she rely on her kick in a 3:55-3:57 race?

    But my interest doesn't stop with Dibaba.

    I'm also interested in two other factors.

    Can either or both of the top Americans beat Hassan?

    And if so, which one?

    Will the US "winner" (of their own personal contest) break Rowbury's AR?

    The 5000 would be tops ONLY if Dibaba & Ayana went for the WR.
    But not just to break it----say, 14:08 or 14:09.
    To SHATTER it beyond recognition----with a time that begins with 13!!
    Extremely unlikely, because as we all know, championship events don't have pacers and tend to be tactical. But, one can always hope!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    I'll go with the Decathlon, just because AE has been out, and I think TH is due for a big number. Plus, it's a drama in 10 acts - more to savor.
    Agree:

    1) Deca
    2) 400
    3) 400H
    4) 800 (no foot race quite matches the excitement of the two lapper!)
    5) 200
    6) SP (Kovacs' explosiveness has me intrigued)
    7) HJ (Barshim is truly something special)
    8) Steeple, (just because of the rock star Jagar)
    9) 1500, I want to see Matt C. medal.
    10) LJ, the US is due!

    ouch, just realized the OP wanted one event, no ties... Im only 9 events over , I guess it is the Deca.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleRBar View Post
    If you could select only one event.... Remember, only one event. Not one event for men and one for women. Just one event total. No ties are allowed.
    come on guys. One event only, LOL
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    If Bolt and Gatlin make it through to the final the tension before the mens 100m will be epic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by user4 View Post


    7) HJ (Barshim is truly something special)
    Um, not lately!!
    LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedster View Post
    If Bolt and Gatlin make it through to the final the tension before the mens 100m will be epic.
    I cannot remember the specific Olympic Issue of T&FN, but the 100 story begins pretty much: " There is no hush like the hush that falls over the Olympic Stadium before the Mens 100 final."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedster View Post
    If Bolt and Gatlin make it through to the final the tension before the mens 100m will be epic.
    Especially if they make it running similar times but Gatlin a touch faster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by booond View Post
    Especially if they make it running similar times but Gatlin a touch faster.
    If UB runs a time in the 9.7s in the semi, I gotta think he's the one that can still drop a chunk in the final. If JG is 9.7x in the semi, but UB is 9.8x, it'll be tight, but the edge is to JG.
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    Good thread/question.

    I'd probably say the Men's Triple Jump. A lot of events this year where there is depth and no clear favourite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    If UB runs a time in the 9.7s in the semi, I gotta think he's the one that can still drop a chunk in the final. If JG is 9.7x in the semi, but UB is 9.8x, it'll be tight, but the edge is to JG.
    That's why I suggested the heightened tension if Gatlin looks a little faster. If UB is faster then it is 2013 all over again. If JG is faster we may be entering a brave new world and that would scare the crap out of everyone.
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