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    Quote Originally Posted by TWalsh View Post
    This seems to be the "Will they get healthy in time" World Championships. Several potential medalists are fighting various injuries, and are trying to get healthy in time. Here are some off the top of my head:

    James - (M-400)
    E. Manangoi - (M-1500)
    Kipruto - (M-3k Sch)
    Shubenkov - (110HH)
    Samba - (400H)
    Toth - (M-50k Walk)
    Barshim - (M-HJ)
    Muir - (W-1500)
    Kipyegon - (W-1500)
    Ayana - (W-10,000)
    Ibarguen - (W- TJ & LJ)
    All I know is what I read around here, but aren't James and Kipyegon in the clear with their recent impressive wins?
    Muir is the biggest question mark for me.
    The others all seem to be too-little-too-late.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TN1965 View Post
    Kenya had no finalist in 5000 in Rio, and their highest finish was 13th two years ago.
    This year, they might be sending only one runner (Kimeli) who has an outside shot at a podium. If anyone breaks the Ethiopian sweep, Balew or Cheptegui might have a better chance.
    Cheptegei has stated he's only running the 10,00, Kiplimo, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    All I know is what I read around here, but aren't James and Kipyegon in the clear with their recent impressive wins?
    Muir is the biggest question mark for me.
    The others all seem to be too-little-too-late.
    I'm not sure about that. I can see Shubenkov, Barshim, and Ayana getting a medal. Not saying they will medal. But all of them are capable of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    All I know is what I read around here, but aren't James and Kipyegon in the clear with their recent impressive wins?
    Muir is the biggest question mark for me.
    The others all seem to be too-little-too-late.
    Shubenkov has been getting faster in recent weeks and with the less than stellar level in his event, it's plausible he could make the podium.

    With people like Samba and Ibarguen maybe I haven't been following the news closely enough, but I don't see much evidence either way. The fact they haven't competed in a while doesn't in itself prove anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LuckySpikes View Post
    And in the Women's walks ...
    - What event will Hong Liu choose, 20km or 50km? She's the WR-holder in both but would probably "only" share the title of favourite in the 20km with current World Champ Jiayu Yang and the Tibetan, Shenjie Qieyang.
    Liu Hong will definitely compete in the 20km since it's an Olympic event.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    Here's my Locks!

    m200 Lyles
    Dec Mayer
    w400 SMU
    w3000St Chepkoech
    wLJ Mihambo
    wTJ Rojas
    Hep Thiam

    Reality is that at least one will lose.
    I'd add:
    Gong wsp
    Lasitskene:whj
    Cheryout: m1500
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremyp View Post
    I'd add:
    Gong wsp
    Lasitskene:whj
    Cheryout: m1500
    Good choices, but Lasit now looks vulnerable and Centro's 5K shows he's a big threat again. Gong is solid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    Good choices, but Lasit now looks vulnerable and Centro's 5K shows he's a big threat again. Gong is solid.
    Only if Cheryout lets it go slow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Kritzler View Post
    Only if Cheryout lets it go slow.
    He could go out at 3:29 pace and probably kill everyone, including J Inge, but he won't.
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    I can see Cheruiyot winding it up from a long way out and making it a 3:32 race again.
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