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#1 Tim

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 09:47 AM

The World Championships begin today in London. Most of it will either be streamed on NBCSN or on the networks of NBC.

 

Schedule of events: http://www.letsrun.c...-championships/

 

Coverage info: http://www.letsrun.c...ld-london-2017/

 

Highlight today is the men's 10,000m final. Can Mo Farah keep his gold medal winning streak alive in front of his home crowd? Tune in at 1:20pm PDT TODAY to find out!

 

Please use this thread to discuss the meet's events. Thanks!


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Posted 04 August 2017 - 02:39 PM

That was one of the more exciting 10ks I've seen in a championship race, in a long time. If you missed it, it will be worth your time to find a replay online somewhere.


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Posted 04 August 2017 - 06:11 PM

I agree, what a fantastic race. Was it 8 or 9 runners under 27? Wow

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 08:17 PM

AMY HASTINGS!!!

What a gutsy performance. If you didn't see it, go find and watch the final 5k of the women's marathon.

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 03:34 PM

Hastings Cragg was STRONG!

 

Have you seen the women's 1500 yet?  A very interesting/exciting race.



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Posted 07 August 2017 - 09:31 PM

The women's 1500m final was EPIC. HOLY CRAP, what a race!!!

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 06:36 AM

The finals have been epic.  Marathon finish had me on the edge of the couch. Another 50' and Amy probably would have had the silver. The womens trip jump was back and forth till the last jump. The 1500 was amazing.  Not sure how Simpson pulled it off.  Like she had another gear the last 50. It just does't get any better.



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Posted 08 August 2017 - 02:45 PM

Evan Jager did not run one of his smartest races. :(


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Posted 08 August 2017 - 05:04 PM

As to the sprints, USA reclaims the 100 but has worst performance in other events like the men's 100hh and 400. And the play by play announcer is horrible. He so badly misreads the stagger and misses moves like Simpsons that they need to dump him and have Bolden and Masback call the race for the sprints and middle distance respectively



Jager pulled a Steve Scott. Didn't force the pace soon enough to burn the kick out of the kickers.

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 08:36 PM

I don't think Jager could have done much different other than as Jerry said pushed the pace a lap earlier but that would have taken a lot of foresight on his part. It would have really been pushing the whole race to try to take out their kick at the end.

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 09:44 AM

I was wanting Jager to go sooner. Easy to say that from my office, but it seems like it would have improved his odds.

 

By the way, if you have NBC Sports Gold, you have the option to watch the feed where you only hear the stadium announcers. It is fantastic. I re-watched the 1500 (after seeing it live with just the stadium announcers) on the regular NBC broadcast, and it was painful to listen to. I'm not usually someone who will pay to watch things, but the Sports Gold track pass was well worth it for me. 


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 05:51 PM

I'm assuming no one reads this before watching their recorded broadcast......

 

Sure looked to me like Miller-Uibo tweaked her hammy in the home stretch of the 400.  How bout Francis running down Felix.  Chelimo had a rough day but gutted out a qualifier.  Bummer that Quigley DQ'd.  She did step on the line on the curve (twice).  Makwala off the quarantine to run his way to the 200 final even after he had to run a time trial earlier.  Too bad he wasn't in the 400 yesterday.

 

And why don't they have a Zamboni vacuum for the track?  Lane 1 is awful.

 

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 06:59 AM

The whole Colleen Quigley situation is getting interesting. As much as I agree about playing by the rules, I don't think she should have been DQd. I'm not convinced she stepped on the line of her own volition. Plus, I thought the rule was three steps, not one? In any event, it now looks like the officials did not place those cones correctly, so there may be cause to reinstate her into the final.

I hope so!

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 08:04 AM

IAAF/USATF = only one step,  NCAA = two, HS = three
 
"In Lanes   Disqualification shall be ruled by the Referee when a competitor: 
  
In a race run on a curve, steps on or over the lane line to the left with two consecutive steps with the left foot. (NCAA, NAIA)
In a race run on a curve, steps on or over the lane line to the left (USATF and IAAF)
In a race run on a curve, steps on or over the lane line to the left with three or more consecutive steps with either or both feet (NFSHSA)"
 
 
I think you can easily argue that her first step on the line was due to being bumped.  She then took two more steps before stepping on the line again.  That step is somewhat less hard to defend.  However, as a former running back I can tell you that tiptoeing the line can cause you to go out of bounds several steps after contact.  So I would give her the benefit of the doubt.


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Posted 10 August 2017 - 09:21 AM

 

IAAF/USATF = only one step,  NCAA = two, HS = three
 
"In Lanes   Disqualification shall be ruled by the Referee when a competitor: 
  
 
In a race run on a curve, steps on or over the lane line to the left (USATF and IAAF)
 
 
 
I think you can easily argue that her first step on the line was due to being bumped.  She then took two more steps before stepping on the line again.  That step is somewhat less hard to defend.  However, as a former running back I can tell you that tiptoeing the line can cause you to go out of bounds several steps after contact.  So I would give her the benefit of the doubt.

 

Not to split hairs, but the rule says STEPS. Plural. I didn't count how many times she stepped on the line, but IF it was only once, then that's not STEPS. :) Now we have the fact that they did not cone the area correctly. Why didn't they just have a rail there in the first place???


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