• replied to the topic 2018 Outdoors in the forum Current events 4 months, 1 week ago

    Cant fancy him to win a medal in Berlin, though, except maybe in the short relay. Individual medals seem hard work for him.

  • replied to the topic 2018 Outdoors in the forum Current events 4 months, 1 week ago

    A weird thing.
    I warmed to Mo Farah today, simply because he called it as it was. To read that he said he felt tired after the marathon and just hung in there. He also said that whilst he has the speed he can only use it if the guys haven’t hurt him enough.

    He came across as a realist who knows how hard the challenges ahead will be. With that…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic 2018 Outdoors in the forum Current events 4 months, 1 week ago

    Great City Games

    Not just the coverage that was dire. Pozzi looks like a shambles now occupies his head.
    What happened to Prescod? I’ve just finished watching it (but not live) on the BBC website. I must have fast-forwarded past the only race I was really interested in!

  • replied to the topic 2018 Outdoors in the forum Current events 4 months, 1 week ago

    Ursus

    I was talking in general terms, and I wasn’t separating ‘throws’ and ‘heavy’ throws.

    Despite a little bit of success in the spear over the years, that hasn’t been able to paper over the lack of success in throws as a whole taken over a 40 year period.

  • replied to the topic 2018 Outdoors in the forum Current events 4 months, 1 week ago

    Field Events

    Jumps
    We have been consistently moderate with the odd outstanding performer thrown in.

    Throws
    We have been consistently below moderate with the odd outstanding performer thrown in.

    This has been the case for as long as I can remember, and is likely to remain so. It would be nice to come up with a few more, but I cant see it…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic 2018 Outdoors in the forum Current events 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    52.75 in Knoxville.

    She is quite phenomenal. 100/200/400 and both hurdles events all come the same to her. She will undoubtedly become the next ‘mega star’, in fact she probably is already.

  • I made the same comment about Sawyers a while back on a different thread.

    More derision came my way because (apparently) she is not tall enough.

  • Jimbo

    Thanks for that.
    Of course I wasn’t suggesting those 4 athletes going on to achieve ‘superstar’ status.

    Just that they might run 51’s this year.

    Carter

    I watched an interview MHS gave recently (forget where) and he seemed as happy as Larry in his current set up. He might be on the autistic scale somewhere but if he is its hardly…[Read more]

  • Can’t say I disagree with any of that, CarterHatch.
    I’ve always been a big fan of Desiree Henry, but she seems injury and accident prone. She bulked up quite a bit a couple of years ago and I’m not sure all that muscle will help her 400 times. I’d love to see her make a strong 100/200 challenge this year.

    What do you make of MHS ? I’m starting…[Read more]

  • My goodness me!

    Suggesting that SBD and Lavaia Nielsen should be able to run in the 51’s this year has brought a torrent of derision down upon me. Both athletes have already run 51’s in the past, and are both still young. I guess we’ll see.

    Bruney and Agyapong have a chance to get into the 51’s by virtue of their 200 speed.

    I’m not saying these…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic 2018 Outdoors in the forum Current events 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    Not sure why these remarks about ‘hype’ keep coming up.

    If an athlete runs a ‘winning’ 10.04 first time out in the season, and if that athlete happens to have made a World Champs final the previous season, its inevitable that favourable comments will follow. Inevitable. And rightly so.

    However I have yet to read a comment that he is favourite to…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic 2018 Outdoors in the forum Current events 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    Not sure why these remarks about ‘hype’ keep coming up.

    If an athlete runs a ‘winning’ 10.04 first time out in the season, and if that athlete happens to have made a World Champs final the previous season, its inevitable that favourable comments will follow. Inevitable. And rightly so.

    However I have yet read a comment that he is favourite to…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic 2018 Outdoors in the forum Current events 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    Neither will Prescod. no pressure on him, very much an underdog still.

  • replied to the topic 2018 Outdoors in the forum Current events 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    Neither will Prescod. no pressure on him, very much an underdog still.a9YM

  • Philipo wrote…..
    Not a cat in hells chance of the athletes you noted doing low 51s this season imo.

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    Why is that, Philipo? Low 51’s is Emily Diamond territory, so why not Nielsen and SBD?
    The only reservation I have about Nielsen is her commitment, and the only doubt I have surrounding SBD would be her state of health.

    As I said…[Read more]

  • Not a cat in hells chance of the athletes you noted doing low 51s this season imo.

    [/quote]

    Why is that, Philipo? Low 51’s is Emily Diamond territory, so why not Nielsen and SBD?
    The only reservation I have about Nielsen is her commitment, and the only doubt I have surrounding SBD would be her state of health.

    As I said earlier they are…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Asbel Kiprop in the forum Current events 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    Someone explain the ‘tip-off’ aspect of all this, please.

    If WADA or any National Anti Doping Agency employ people open to this sort of corruption then the whole system is unsafe.

    It may be better than nothing, but are we now in a two-tier system? Those that can afford to pay, and those that cant. And I don’t understand why any innocent athlete…[Read more]

  • JRF

    The season has barely started, its likely that Nielsen and SBD will run a lot faster later on.
    We know they are capable of low 51’s, so I’m sure they both have ambitions about what side of 51 flat they want to be.

  • Well that post of mine sparked up some doom and gloom!

    There are a lot of ‘decent’ performers about, the more likely therefore that someone will breakthrough to the 50’s.

    Cant agree with your ‘raw speed’ contention Jeremy1066, CO was only a 22.8 performer at best, and Shakes-Drayton never broke 23.

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