Steeplechase WR in Zurich??


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Steeplechase WR in Zurich??

Postby Guest » Thu Aug 14, 2003 8:18 am

OK: How are our collective prognostication skills? Cherono is going for a WR in the steeple tomorrow at Zurich. Weather forecast there calls for a high of about 75 F and thunderstorms. Assuming that conditions will be reasonably good, will he do it? Let's see who guesses closest to his final time. I'll go out on a limb and say no WR, but a winning time of:

7:57.80
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Re: Steeplechase WR in Zurich??

Postby Guest » Thu Aug 14, 2003 8:47 am

7:59.50
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Re: Steeplechase WR in Zurich??

Postby tafnut » Thu Aug 14, 2003 8:58 am

'Declared' attempts rarely seem to pan out well (except that whole Bannister thing).
8:00.01
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Re: Steeplechase WR in Zurich??

Postby Guest » Thu Aug 14, 2003 9:10 am

8:00.02

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Re: Steeplechase WR in Zurich??

Postby 6 5.5hjsteve » Thu Aug 14, 2003 10:43 am

It's a long way down to 7:55 or 7:53. I'll say he will run 7:58.50. Not too shaggy.
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Re: Steeplechase WR in Zurich??

Postby Guest » Thu Aug 14, 2003 11:08 am

Is this the guy that's running for Qatar (S.?) or the other one (A.?)
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Re: Steeplechase WR in Zurich??

Postby Guest » Thu Aug 14, 2003 11:09 am

This is the faster of the two Cheronos, Stephen (right?)...the guy who beat El G earlier this season...
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Re: Steeplechase WR in Zurich??

Postby Guest » Thu Aug 14, 2003 11:11 am

Just to be sure, I checked the IAAF site with their story on him. Yes, Stephen's our guy, running one last race before packing his bags for Qatar. Yikes.
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Re: Steeplechase WR in Zurich??

Postby Guest » Thu Aug 14, 2003 8:27 pm

Apparently, Qatar will pay him $1000/month even after he retires. Not bad- $1000 will go a long way in Qatar...
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Re: Steeplechase WR in Zurich??

Postby Guest » Fri Aug 15, 2003 4:44 am

For what it's worth: the former Mr. S. Cherono is now officially running for Qatar, and has the new name of Said Saaeed Shaheen.
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Re: Steeplechase WR in Zurich??

Postby tafnut » Fri Aug 15, 2003 5:39 am

Just making sure I've got this straight: the guy going for the WR today, and the current WC favorite is

Said Saaeed Shaheen (Qat)
or
Said Shaheen (Qat)
or
Said-Saaeed Shaheen (Qat)
or just
Stephen Cherono (Qat)
?
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Re: Steeplechase WR in Zurich??

Postby Guest » Fri Aug 15, 2003 5:47 am

Precisely!
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Re: Steeplechase WR in Zurich??

Postby tafnut » Fri Aug 15, 2003 5:51 am

I'll take that as a wait-and-see.
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Re: Steeplechase WR in Zurich??

Postby Guest » Fri Aug 15, 2003 10:58 am

And the answer is......8:02.48.

Bob Barker Fan is the winner. Congrats. Your certificate is in the mail.
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Re: Steeplechase WR in Zurich??

Postby trackstar » Fri Aug 15, 2003 10:59 am

>Just making sure I've got this straight: the guy
>going for the WR today, and the current WC
>favorite is

Said Saaeed Shaheen
>(Qat)
or
Said Shaheen (Qat)
or
Said-Saaeed
>Shaheen (Qat)
or just
Stephen Cherono
>(Qat)
?

Who's on first?
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Re: Steeplechase WR in Zurich??

Postby tafnut » Fri Aug 15, 2003 11:10 am

That stinks. I said 8 first!
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Re: Steeplechase WR in Zurich??

Postby Guest » Fri Aug 15, 2003 11:11 am

I know, I know. Life isn't fair. HOWEVER, we'll send out a JV prognostication certificate to you by express mail.
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Re: Steeplechase WR in Zurich??

Postby bhall » Mon Aug 18, 2003 5:48 am

A funny quirk in the IAAF results linked from The Latest Results section-

Official Result Men - 3000 METRES STEEPLECHASE
Pos Athlete Nat Mark
1 Shaheen Saif Saaeed KEN 8:02.48

http://www.iaaf.org/gle03/results/textF ... xtfile.txt
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Re: Steeplechase WR in Zurich??

Postby tafnut » Mon Aug 18, 2003 5:59 am

It took me about a minute to figure out what you meant, cuz he is from Kenya after all, but not with that name!
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