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    Quote Originally Posted by LuckySpikes View Post
    Pacemaking in the 800 is getting ever more ridiculous.

    Brandon McBride followed the pacer through 400 in about 49.2, with others close behind. Thinking of trying to run a world record were you, Brandon?

    Then a bunch of 1:58 women went through in 56.x ! These are athletes most of whom can only run a 400 flat-out in 53-high or 54-low. Why put yourself in oxygen debt so soon like that?
    Which is a surprise because both Price and Abda have rabbited a couple of times this year and they were not too bad.
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    Abda was asked for 49.5 by McBride and Murphy. He was a bit faster than that but that is why he was sub 50.

    McBride and Murphy said, or their coaches said, they were going for national records. Salazar is given to extravagance. Murphy has to know his own ability.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trackCanuck View Post
    And I am a bit skeptical of the Jamaican times in their nationals. When I see a couple of 10.72s at worlds I'll believe it, but we won't.
    SAFP followed up her 10.73 with 10.74 and 10.78 outside Jamaica.
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    Men's 1500...wow...too bad Craig Engels didn't get in this one...he would have had a 3:31ish PR.
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    Also Grace needs to focus on 800m next year. The 1500 is getting way too stacked in the US and she can still run a good 800.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LuckySpikes View Post
    Pacemaking in the 800 is getting ever more ridiculous.

    Then a bunch of 1:58 women went through in 56.x ! These are athletes most of whom can only run a 400 flat-out in 53-high or 54-low. Why put yourself in oxygen debt so soon like that?
    At least one woman in the field has a low 51s PR (Mitchell AUS 51.25)
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    Quote Originally Posted by player View Post
    Abda was asked for 49.5 by McBride and Murphy. He was a bit faster than that but that is why he was sub 50.

    McBride and Murphy said, or their coaches said, they were going for national records. Salazar is given to extravagance. Murphy has to know his own ability.
    So, why are they asking for 49.5 when even at their best that would still be silly? 49.5 + 53 or 54 is no way to run your best 800.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AS View Post
    At least one woman in the field has a low 51s PR (Mitchell AUS 51.25)
    Most of them don't though and the large majority of 1:58-ish women have 400m PBs in the 53-low to 54-low range.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Juicy News View Post
    Also Grace needs to focus on 800m next year. The 1500 is getting way too stacked in the US and she can still run a good 800.
    And the big 3 who swept the medals in Rio are out of the event.
    Last edited by 18.99s; 08-25-2019 at 12:00 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Juicy News View Post
    Also Grace needs to focus on 800m next year. The 1500 is getting way too stacked in the US and she can still run a good 800.
    Not to mention that at a world level the 1500 is way, way harder to medal in now that Semenya and co are out of the picture in the 800.

    Edit - think I was beaten to it by seconds!
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