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Re: WXC predictions

Postby Sprints_and_XC » Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:35 am

I posted this in wrong forum b4

if you have a British ip address

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 ... s_Country/

Will be available in by 10pm UK time March 24th
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Re: WXC predictions

Postby Conor Dary » Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:10 am

Here is my prediction. I predict the WCCC will soon be a thing of the past. It had a nice run, but if interest is now rock bottom, what is the point? Is there even a locale for 2 years from now?
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Re: WXC predictions

Postby JumboElliott » Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:36 am

Guiyang China.
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Re: WXC predictions

Postby aaronk » Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:36 am

Dutra5 wrote:
aaronk wrote:The US did amazing in the Men's SR race.
But can't help but wonder if we would've WON with guys like Rupp, Lagat, and Lomong on the team!


Why would the US be the only country permitted to substitute?


Wasn't talking about substitution.
Was talking about those 3 (and other top runners, male and female) not even TRYING to make the team in the first place!!
Same happens at the World Indoors and some of the "lesser" championships, like the Pan Ams.
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Re: WXC predictions

Postby Conor Dary » Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:37 am

JumboElliott wrote:Guiyang China.


Really? Mars will be next.
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Re: WXC predictions

Postby JumboElliott » Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:41 am

It's a bigger city than Daegu. I didn't see anyone saying Daegu wasn't a big enough city to host a World Championship.
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Re: WXC predictions

Postby Dutra5 » Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:00 pm

aaronk wrote:
Dutra5 wrote:
aaronk wrote:The US did amazing in the Men's SR race.
But can't help but wonder if we would've WON with guys like Rupp, Lagat, and Lomong on the team!


Why would the US be the only country permitted to substitute?


Wasn't talking about substitution.
Was talking about those 3 (and other top runners, male and female) not even TRYING to make the team in the first place!!
Same happens at the World Indoors and some of the "lesser" championships, like the Pan Ams.


....and has been pointed out elsewhere...how about if Kenya loads up as well?
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Re: WXC predictions

Postby tandfman » Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:41 pm

aaronk wrote:
Dutra5 wrote:
aaronk wrote:The US did amazing in the Men's SR race.
But can't help but wonder if we would've WON with guys like Rupp, Lagat, and Lomong on the team!

Why would the US be the only country permitted to substitute?

Wasn't talking about substitution.
Was talking about those 3 (and other top runners, male and female) not even TRYING to make the team in the first place!!

Never mind those who didn't try. Ritz & Teg were second and third in the US XC Championships. Suppose THEY had decided to be part of the team that they qualified for. That sure could have meant a US win in Poland.
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Re: WXC predictions

Postby TR » Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:49 pm

aaronk wrote:The US did amazing in the Men's SR race.
But can't help but wonder if we would've WON with guys like Rupp, Lagat, and Lomong on the team!

Looking at the JR Women's results, I see some familiar names (to US fans!):

The winner, Faith Kipyegon, of course won the 1500 at WJC last year.
Amy Eloise-Neale ran for GB, but ran for a WA state HS, and finished 21st.
Bobby Clay just recently became known to us as GB's answer to Mary Cain!
She ended in 27th.
Two US high schoolers, Erin Finn and Samantha Nadel, ended in 34th and 44th.

But how much better would the lady JR's have done if Sarah Baxter and Mary Cain had been on the team?

Re Master Po's comment that True, Derrick, and Spence might have met the WC "A" standard for 10K:
Are CC times allowed for meeting track standards?


Samantha Nadel is at Georgetown.
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Re: WXC predictions

Postby Conor Dary » Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:58 pm

tandfman wrote:
Never mind those who didn't try. Ritz & Teg were second and third in the US XC Championships. Suppose THEY had decided to be part of the team that they qualified for. That sure could have meant a US win in Poland.


If we can't even get our guys to compete, what is the point? Now it will be in China, which doesn't even have a men's team. And where next? Venus!

The WCCC had its day.

So the USA had won today. So what? Would anyone care? Certainly not the US media.

The Europeans all play soccer, the East Africans do marathons. And our best guys realize it doesn't mean much anymore. Which is a shame, since the meet really once meant something. I have good friends who got individual and team medals back in the 80's when it was important. But in its present state it is more of a sideshow.
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