shivfan wrote:The problem I have with TV coverage is the scant attention they pay to the throws....
I would really like to watch Keshorn Walcott in the men's javelin, for example, but I will probably only see a 30-second recap of the top three.
THIS. I loved it at London 2012 on the BBC Red Button you could select a commentary-less feed showing the entirety of a field event competition from start to finish. Was great to have that on the laptop, while sitting in front of the TV with the main broadcast+pundits on.
Looking at the current World Leaders lists, and the GREAT athletes in just about every event, I'd predict we're going to see a wholesale revision of those WL lists by the end of the meet!!
Most looking forward to:
Men How fast for Rudisha? And will he win? Will we get 1 or 2 under 3:30 and 7:30 in the 1500 and 3000?
Women Will it be Montsho...or Felix? Will they (or one of them) go sub-50? Will Lolo win? (This is maybe the BEST field for the women!!) Was Chelsea Hayes's 23+ a one-off? Or will she do it again.....today?? Arigawi or G Dibaba? Sub-4:00??
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I will be a bit surprised if the overall track results are as good as last year; AF in 10.92 Gatlin in 9.87 Dix in 20.02 Merritt in 44.19 Jelimo in 1.56.94 and Magisu 1.57.9 Rudisha in 1.43.10 Kiplagat in 3.29.63!! Mischenko in 4.3.00 Choge in 7.30.42 Kipchoge in 12.51.21 Chepkok in 12.51.45 FosterHylton in 12.60 Van Zyl in 48.11 Melaine W in 54.62 Cheywa in 9.16.44
I reckon that the Doha last year was exceptional and this year 70 % times on the track will not be as good.
az2004 wrote:start time is 1900 in Doha who does that cmvert to east coast usa
Looked it up yesterday. It's 10 hours from WA state (Pacific time), so it's 7 hours from East Coast time. Since 1900 hours is actually 7 o'clock, that translates to noon in NYC, and 9 a.m. here.
Actually, the first field event begins at 1725, or 5:25 p.m. Doha time, and 10:25 a.m. NY time, and 7:25 a.m. here in WA state. The first major running event (men's 400H) is at 1904 there, so 12:04 p.m. NY time, and 9:04 a.m. here.
I have 1 hour 10 minutes to take my blood pressure pills (seriously!), and to prepare my 2 egg, matzoh, swiss cheese, and broccoli omelet breakfast!! (Add an Alaskan shrimp/crab cake and a glass of OJ!)
Well....now that that's over..... to quote the ever-quotable Bob Dylan.....
I started out on burgundy But soon hit the harder stuff. Everybody said they'd stand behind me when the game got rough. But the joke was on me. There was nobody even there to call my bluff. I'm going back to New York City! I do believe I've had enough!!
Yep!! Now that Doha is finished.... it's on to New York City.... and the Adidas DL!!
ADD: I know Shanghai is actually the next DL meet, but for poetic purposes, I had to use the NY meet!