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13-06-2019, 19:26   #31
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Don't be too surprised if Robinson lines up as pace maker, unless Bideau has pulled some major strings I would imagine that given the field and his form shown since return from injury that is the reason for his inclusion (IIRC he did pace making duties last year for one of the DL meets)

Right you are. Robinson leading them out now. Taking them through 1500.
And he did a poor job , according to commentator.
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13-06-2019, 20:35   #32
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Barr 2nd! A European record for Warholm!
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Well paced, as ever by Barr. Came through well in the final 100m.
Not in the same postcode as Warholm!
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13-06-2019, 20:57   #34
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Not a bad Dream Mile! A bit of a shock winner.
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Wouldn't have picked Lewandowski out of that line-up.
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17-06-2019, 00:38   #36
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Forgot to comment on Thursday night. Great win for Lewandowski, and solid opener for Coburn in the steeplechase. Bit shocking to see Chepkoech beaten, perhaps we'll see a comedown this year.

As for tonight, brilliant women's 1,500 race! 3:55.47 WL win for Dibaba, Hassan setting a NR in second with 3:55.93. It's now looking like the 1,500 is Dibaba's best bet for Doha, although obviously a lot can happen between now and then, but right now I'd put her and Muir as the top two at the World's. Is Hassan still trying to decide what to race in Doha? Because I thought the 5/10k was what she was focusing on going forward. Great to see McColgan and Debues-Stafford get PB's too.

What happened to El-Bakkali in the steeplechase, just a bad race? Fell away with at about 800m and then just gave up.
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Tomorrow night's Pre Classic in Palo Alto (Hayward Field in Eugene is being renovated) looks likely to be a humdinger. Many of the track records are around a while. The men's 2 mile is from '62!

Live from 9 p.m. on Eurosport.

Flotrack has a preview that suggests a few* of the stadium records will be revised.





*All of them.
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Been looking forward to this all week, such a stacked field. The women's 3,000m could be amazing, I wonder if we'll see a sub 8:20.
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Cracking meet so far.

The 2 miles was a great race.
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Cracking meet so far.

The 2 miles was a great race.
Thrilling finish..
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Cracking meet so far.

The 2 miles was a great race.
Absolutely, and the women's 3000m was similar quality.

Muir's under pressure at the bell!
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Bit late to comment, but holy sh*t what a brilliant meet last night! Sifan f*cking Hassan what a beast, 8:18.49! That's possibly the new clean world record. And how about Klosterhalfen almost breaking 8:20 too! Don't think many thought Gidey would be the one setting the pace and almost winning. Such an exciting race, it's actually a distance I wouldn't mind seeing being brought back to the World's/Olympics. I wonder is there any chance this may the IAAF's long term plan, what with their cutting the 5k from the Diamond League circuits?

I'm very surprised that Ayana was a total non-factor, I wonder when was the last time she finished dead last in a race? I know it was her first race in quite some time, and she's returning from surgery, but I didn't think she'd return to competition until she knew she was ready to compete. Obviously just needs more time, and anyway the 3,000 isn't her preferred distance by a long shot. Defending the 10,000m in Doha is, apparently, the priority.

Delighted with how well Emma Coburn ran, her second fastest steeplechase ever, and with a fall. It's a shame, because I think she could've cracked the magical sub-9 barrier otherwise, or at least PR'd. Courtney Frerich opened her season with a 9:09 finish, I trust she'll get faster as the year goes on.

Some return to form for Kipyegon, hasn't raced since 2017 and beats an in-form Muir immediately on her return. I'm a bit disappointed for Laura tbh, I kinda feel she needed that win, Kipyegon is only going to get better as the year goes on, although Laura can obviously go faster too.

Good stuff happened on the men's side too, Chelimo coming from nowhere to almost win the two miles was great fun to watch. Also nice to see the Ingebrigsten's get PR's in the mile also.
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All out on the razz?

Lausanne tonight. An odd end to the men's 5k. Gebriwhet took off with a full out sprint with 700m to go, celebrated the win, and then found out he still had a lap to go! Kejelcha won and Gebriwhet suffered on that last lap like never before.
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Lausanne tonight. An odd end to the men's 5k. Gebriwhet took off with a full out sprint with 700m to go, celebrated the win, and then found out he still had a lap to go! Kejelcha won and Gebriwhet suffered on that last lap like never before.
Strange one indeed. If he'd looked up and seen the clock ticking over at 12:02 I think he'd have figured it out.
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Noah Lyles 19.50. That's out there.
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