Just you wait for Nitro Athletics and its convoluted rules and scoring!
Is there any word on when the Women’s 50k walk will become a championship event?
Being an endurance fan I should try to get into the walks a bit more.
At London 2017 (or is it Doha 2019?) aren’t they trialling some sort of electronic sensor in/on their shoes to catch ‘lifting’? If that technology is adopted down the line how much do you think times will be affected?
Expect Jade to do well in the Commonwealth Games next year as she clearly likes throwing down under. Unfortunately for her no other champs down under for the foreseeable future.
Let’s hope her form in the European Summer is much better than last year. She had an up & down summer season & threw poorly in Rio. She is clearly capable of making the final in London if she gets it right on the day.
60:00 from a proven marathoner (incl back to back 10k PBs I believe – 28:28 then 28:27) vs 59:22 from a proven 10000m race winner does suggest he’ll take down the British record before Mo. Hopefully what we’ll end up with is both a higher profile for the marathon in the UK and potentially a few years of really aggressive marathon racing between Mo and Callum with the consequent impact on records etc.
(Alternative scenario is Mo deciding to hang up his shoes and not bother!)
Some ‘interesting’ figures on Callum Hawkins by TILASTOPAJA:
10000 m World Alltime no. 3424 28:49.57 Stanford CA 4 Apr 2014
10 km World Alltime no. 2109 29:21 Brighton 12 Apr 2015
Half Marathon World Alltime no. 145 60:00 Marugame 5 Feb 2017
Marathon World Alltime no. 1185 2:10:52 London 24 Apr 2016
There’s no doubt with a 60flat clocking in the HM he has turned world class. Could be that HM is his best distance, but let’s hope that it’s not (given the profile of that race when compared to 10000m or marathon).
My initial reaction to the predictions about Callum Hawkins running faster than Mo over the marathon was that there was little chance of that happening.
However, looking at this half marathon PB its clear that he is not that far behind Mo at that distance. So it must be possible. I know nothing about what the Marugame course is like, but being in Japan it might well be undulating.
A sub 2-09 looks distinctly possible if he stays healthy.
Jacko Gill b.94, had the 7.26 SP NZL NR in 2011 with 20.38. Then it became the property of Tom Walsh who from 2013-2016 pushed it up to its current 22.21
Gill was such a brilliant youth and junior and then his senior career seem to faulter, but now looks to be on the up and up:
Progess: ’11 20.38, ’12 20.05, ’13 —, ’14 20.70, ’15 20.75, ’16 20.83, ’17 21.01
Konrad Bukowiecki, b97: his progress has been nudge, nudge, nudge in the last 3 seasons:
’15 20.76, ’16 21.14, ’17 21.17 – tho’ one will expect more progress as ’17 progresses – & from Gill too hopefully
The Youth Junior days
5kg 23.17, 24.24 in
Little NZL and so strong in the SP (And on the distaff side they’ve had Valerie Adams / Vili). Reminds one of the MD power in the 60s.