Slowly current athletes are chipping away at the pre-2005 WRs.
– Men’s WRs: 12 of the 24 are pre-’05
– Women’s WRs: 13 of the 24 are pre-’05
A look at the ‘stubborn’ 25 WRs prompts one to think that there are athletes out there that could break some of them in the next season or two …
This matter is in the news again:
‘The proposal by the European Athletics Council to disregard all athletic world records set before 2005 should be abandoned, insist experts in an editorial published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.’
For full article see
Interesting you describing Mo’s running: ‘long bouncy stride’.
Until the last lap or two he looks so easy, relaxed, not over-striding and does he bounce more than others, more than he should? His ease of movement stands out from the rest of the field members. Surely that reflects efficiency.
And so to the final bit: how co’ordinated…[Read more]
Good that Chelimo was disqualified in the M 5000, pulling on Mo a metre or so from the finish to try and lever himself past Mo. Nearly as bad a FB match at the end, but Mo prevailed.
And otherwise just 1 WL in the W stch – lots of tired athletes, many likely going thro the motions – but not in the M 5000!!!
In fact 5 exciting head to head encounters
Men’s 5000: will this be the event of the night? at 2114h
Forget the watch, just watch the finishing tape.
Muktar Edris ’94 ETH
12 54.83 ’14 1st PB 46 all-time…[Read more]
Winners in London
15 men’s events which includes some who made the WL slot at the Champs
14 women’s event which includes some who made the WL slot at the Champs
Interesting all 4 men and 4 women jumpers were WLs beforehand and won in London
‘Unlike you’ you say. Well we’re all multi-personalities I guess, and see the strivings of athletes in different ways. Ageing joints preclude masters athletics so words it has to be! And about athletics too with all its faults national and International.
WR M 0, W 1
WL M 4, W 6
CR M 1 W 2
All 48 events
100 Justin Gatlin
got a win
but a double druggie past
received a spectator boo boo blast
200 Ramil Guliyev
upped each and every rev
with many a tatoo
but didn’t get a boo
400 Wayde van Niekerk
previously gave the world record a jerk
went for a double
but he met trouble
800 Pierre-Ambroise…[Read more]
This is the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS. Each of the 48 events gives out a multiple of delights, surprises, disappointments. Life has its joys and sadnesses. Likewise athletics. Every even seething with drama
Yes like STEVE I look forward to the next Commonwealth Games….
Yes too one might snarl at how GBR athletics is organised … but in the end there…[Read more]
Usain St Leo Bolt
what records & Championships assault
the greatest, the Champ
will end up on many a postage stamp
Sir Mohamed Muktar Jama Farha, Mo
let’s other runners go
but the last lap, the end
Gold for him’s been the trend
Lord Sebastian Newbold Coe
has two things he has to show
Russy Druggies: stay strong
Semenya’s more difficult, could go…[Read more]
Wayde van Niekerk
in all the sprints no shirk
potential for even more
so perhaps will bang on the all-time greats door
And perhaps we’ll let Philipo come up with or pick any winners.
Wlodarczyk might be a more difficult challenge, and I guess non-colt Bolt will deserve a goodbye jolt, and you’ll give Mo a go. …
When will I make time and be motivated to read all your W HT offering, but thanks anyway.
Now you’ve offered to do the W50kmW next. Good luck. Not much to go on.
Inês Henriques ’80 POR
On the walking scene since 1999, with her best performance, over 20kmW, was being 8th in the IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships in Rome 2016 with…[Read more]
I had the same thought re the home straight, and perhaps if there was an attempt at blockiing a bit, one can image Daley muttering to himself and saying ‘I’m not going to let this red commy beat me, no way!’.
Actually the Russians, even their MD specialists, post Kuts & Boltnikov, haven’t been so great excepting their 800 man Borzakovskiy.
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