Watched Ldn’s M 800 & M 1500
28 days to Beijing
How can Rudisha win. How can Kiprop not win.
Rudisha is of this world with his clean focusing, after-smiles, warmth, if though sometimes ‘fierce’ lion look when not wanting to lose. We’ve admired his 3rd part of the race bravery – and the 1.40.91 OLY gold it has bought him. He has 28 days to turn things round and beat the thrashing Amos.
Asbel ( means ‘determined’) Kiprop: near to a 1500 WR in Monaco just 8 days ago, but what was he up to in London (‘having a rest’ one is prompted to say). In the race a show of intent and then a knock or something and fell back to the back of the field, and then up front again, challenged by ‘all the field’, all being so close with the easy pace, and and then his ‘envy of cat-walk models’ thighs and pin calves propelled him away from the field so very, very, very easily. And so much of his running looks so slow-striding easy in any case. Is it right to say the very select few are very specially endowed with talent; he is.
He is from W Kenya plateau country, remote, grazing land, and is there a remoteness in his look? Not inscrutable but there are mental inner quiet, deep strength sources you feel he can draw upon. Physically he does flow beautifully too. A very rare talent, but how much does he realise that he is …
Damienc – no sign of those splits on the IAAF results site.
Dpickup, it is indeed strange to see Rudisha’s long, magesterial stride ineffective against Amos, flailing about with his head on one side. How fast would Amos go if he improved his form?
Ursus, your personal attack on Tiffany Porter and her sister was really unpleasant and completely uncalled-for. Complaining about a woman’s hair, teeth and makeup is so Daily Mail – the kind of thing that gets highlighted on the Everyday Sexism site. Try judging them on how the run, for goodness sake.
A good DL and well attended seeing it was over two days and one of the best DL’s of the season,
2 Uk records, Ujah 100m, Hughes 200, 800m 3rd junior all time, Mo, Mens LJ, grabarz returnig to form, mens hammer (uk rec), 4×100 relay and 400m runners showin encouraging times, morse discus
Women goldie back, hitchon, hept LJ, hj (UK REc) Dasha, 100h 400h, 800m 1500m relays – junior teams seem to be doing OK
Negatives many sprinters stag nating and regressing and not showing form happy with relays eg HAA pleased as punch with 38.33 and showing poor form individually – lots of injuries or poor form overall and some events very poor.
I think that athletics is in good health and we seem to have some good athletes in most events.