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    Elite women are underway.
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    Anyone watching it on NBCSN? I get sound but no picture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maggot View Post
    Anyone watching it on NBCSN? I get sound but no picture.
    I've got video on YouTube.tv
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    Pretty thrilling finish to the men's race. Good job by Fauble as well, to go sub-2:10.
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    No pacers yielded two very different but interesting races.
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    Hasay is made for the marathon. If she is healthy, she will make the US team.
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    Only five comments and the last one was from middle of the race.
    Hasty conclusion:
    Marathon interest is on decline at least for T&F fans on this site.
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    It is a track & field season

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    It sucks that this year relay championship does not have any middle distance runs. I like 4x800 mix at least.
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    Americans Fauble (2:09) and Hasay (2:25) looking good for Olympic Trials.
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    I don't know about anyone else, and hardly know about myself, but I was at work, and thus did not get a chance even to check the results of the event until Monday night. Otherwise I might have posted something here. In any case, once the race was 'old news' -- you know, by Monday evening -- I caught up on it by reading the analysis on LetsRun, which usually does a good job with such things, and the IAAF site.

    I find Boston interesting because of its lack of pacers, because the course itself is a variable, and because the weather is always a variable, more so that many of the races optimized in every way (e.g., Berlin). (I am also OK with those marathons that use pacers, and have worked to control all the other variables -- also interesting, but very different kinds of events.) The two winning races were interesting to read about, and probably would have been engaging to watch.

    As for USA runners, I was happy to see that Fauble and Ward earned PBs. I was very impressed with Hasay -- I know the time wasn't fast (see all the variables mentioned above), but it was great to see her back in action and earning another podium finish, especially after such a successful 2017 and the injuries of 2018. I wish all of them excellent health in this next year (and beyond).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Master Po View Post
    As for USA runners, I was happy to see that Fauble and Ward earned PBs. I was very impressed with Hasay -- I know the time wasn't fast (see all the variables mentioned above), but it was great to see her back in action and earning another podium finish, especially after such a successful 2017 and the injuries of 2018. I wish all of them excellent health in this next year (and beyond).
    But Fauble and Ward's "PB" would have asterisks next to them, since Boston is not a record eligible course. As for Hasay, I had to chuckle when she said some spectators thought she was Desi... even though there is "Jordan" on her bib.

    With all due respect to the top Boston finishers, this feels like an opening act for the main event, which is London.
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