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Offline Comrade Blitz

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Athletics 2017 (including London 2017)
« on: March 08, 2017, 01:06:30 PM »
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Re: Athletics 2017 (including London 2017)
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2017, 01:39:36 PM »
I mentioned it in the running thread but this is better, if anyone hasn't followed the indoor season keep an eye out for Laura Muir this summer, she'll be running 1500m and 5000m in the worlds and she has a great chance of medals, she's been sensational in the indoors including 1500 and 3000 golds in the europeans and she has emphatic world lead times in both.  You can find footage of both her wins on the bbc, the 3k is particularly impressive given it was her 4th race in 3 days.

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Re: Athletics 2017 (including London 2017)
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2017, 01:45:11 PM »
Didn't watch it. Any young Brits look like they could win medals for us at future Olympics?

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Re: Athletics 2017 (including London 2017)
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2017, 02:09:28 PM »
aside from Muir there were a few youngsters who looked decent.

Asha Philip (26 so not that young) got a new national 60m record and looked strong.
Richard Kilty won the mens 60m but it was the the other brit who finished that impressed me, Theo Etienne, only 20 and I think the pressure of the final (and a disqualification for the 3rd brit) got to him but he broke 6.60 is the semi which is a very good time for his age.
Andrew Pozzi looked strong in the 60m hurdles and won, he's 24 so should be close to his peak for the next olympics.
Lorraine Ugen got silver in the long jump but broke the national record to get it so she deserves a mention, she also gave a great interview afterwards and is very likable.

I'd say the cupboard is far from bare but there's no one besides Muir I'd be genuinely excited about however Muir is something very special in the making, I suspect she'll be a world leader i n 3k and 5k for a long time, 1500 might be a bit too sprinty in the last 200 for her at the very top level, she's very much a run from the front and wear them down runner and that's hard to do against the best in 1500.

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Re: Athletics 2017 (including London 2017)
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2017, 02:20:06 PM »
aside from Muir there were a few youngsters who looked decent.

Asha Philip (26 so not that young) got a new national 60m record and looked strong.
Richard Kilty won the mens 60m but it was the the other brit who finished that impressed me, Theo Etienne, only 20 and I think the pressure of the final (and a disqualification for the 3rd brit) got to him but he broke 6.60 is the semi which is a very good time for his age.
Andrew Pozzi looked strong in the 60m hurdles and won, he's 24 so should be close to his peak for the next olympics.
Lorraine Ugen got silver in the long jump but broke the national record to get it so she deserves a mention, she also gave a great interview afterwards and is very likable.

I'd say the cupboard is far from bare but there's no one besides Muir I'd be genuinely excited about however Muir is something very special in the making, I suspect she'll be a world leader i n 3k and 5k for a long time, 1500 might be a bit too sprinty in the last 200 for her at the very top level, she's very much a run from the front and wear them down runner and that's hard to do against the best in 1500.

Given her speed/endurance capability, I think she and her coach are smart enough to know she will not wait for the last 200, as she's gaining the confidence from this year's performances to be successful with a long run for home. Only probably Dibaba being the main threat.

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Re: Athletics 2017 (including London 2017)
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2017, 10:13:27 AM »
Tend to not watch the indoors as they are rarely a good barometer of the outdoor season other than if the very top athletes are performing.

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Re: Athletics 2017 (including London 2017)
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2017, 10:41:25 AM »
I normally agree but I saw some of Muir's races early in the indoor season and decided to keep an eye on her.

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Re: Athletics 2017 (including London 2017)
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2017, 02:26:43 PM »
I normally agree but I saw some of Muir's races early in the indoor season and decided to keep an eye on her.

That's fine, but you do have the right to remain silent you know. Anything you do say could be used against you as evidence in court.

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Re: Athletics 2017 (including London 2017)
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2017, 07:22:58 AM »
Tend to not watch the indoors as they are rarely a good barometer of the outdoor season other than if the very top athletes are performing.

I agree. It's like someone running round their living room.

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Re: Athletics 2017 (including London 2017)
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2017, 11:00:00 AM »
UK athletes in action this past weekend at the 2017 NCAA Indoor Championships:

Tim Duckworth sets new British record for heptathlon (breaking his own previous record) - finishes 2nd overall
2015 European Junior 1500m winner Josh Kerr won the men's mile
Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake was 4th in the 200m (false start in the 60 qualifier and DQ'd)


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Re: Athletics 2017 (including London 2017)
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2017, 11:19:31 AM »

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The British team is expected to make “a big statement of intent” at the IAAF World Relays in Nassau, Bahamas, on April 22-23, with nine Olympic relay medalists and 10 world relay medalists among those selected.

A 25-strong team has been named for the event, with British Athletics performance director Neil Black outlining how the 4x100m and 4x400m competitions are the focus, though with the squads selected GB could also contest the 4x200m. The event also offers 4x800m and mixed 4x400m competitions.


http://www.athleticsweekly.com/news/gb-selects-best-possible-teams-iaaf-world-relays-58802


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Re: Athletics 2017 (including London 2017)
« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2017, 12:29:01 PM »

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The British team is expected to make “a big statement of intent” at the IAAF World Relays in Nassau, Bahamas, on April 22-23, with nine Olympic relay medalists and 10 world relay medalists among those selected.

A 25-strong team has been named for the event, with British Athletics performance director Neil Black outlining how the 4x100m and 4x400m competitions are the focus, though with the squads selected GB could also contest the 4x200m. The event also offers 4x800m and mixed 4x400m competitions.


http://www.athleticsweekly.com/news/gb-selects-best-possible-teams-iaaf-world-relays-58802
That would be a great event to attend. Sitting in the sun in The Bahamas watching relay after relay.

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Re: Athletics 2017 (including London 2017)
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2017, 09:16:18 PM »
I take it you can't fly direct.

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Re: Athletics 2017 (including London 2017)
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2017, 10:46:59 PM »
Sweet baby Jesus - 200m in 23.46 seconds.

OK, not that hot, you may think. Usain Bolt did it in 19.19 after all.

Oh, did I mention that it was a 12-year old ? Girl ?

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