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Re: DL Doha entry lists

Postby Daisy » Tue May 07, 2013 6:46 pm

norunner wrote:
gh wrote:the DL, as noted earlier, is designed to rotate events

Except for the hammer throw, which the DL completely ignores year after year.

Don't forget the walks.
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Re: DL Doha entry lists

Postby gh » Wed May 08, 2013 9:30 am

I may have said this last year at this time, but am I the only one who wants to start breaking legs of those responsible for the DL websites until they turn off that friggin' music?!
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Re: DL Doha entry lists

Postby lonewolf » Wed May 08, 2013 12:36 pm

I have the same reaction to music at track meets..it is not just the annoyment and choice of music, the athletes can't hear instructions... :x
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Re: DL Doha entry lists

Postby shivfan » Fri May 10, 2013 12:04 am

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.
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Re: DL Doha entry lists

Postby TeWaio » Fri May 10, 2013 12:09 am

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.
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Re: DL Doha entry lists

Postby aaronk » Fri May 10, 2013 1:50 am

Less than 5 hours to go!!

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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Re: DL Doha entry lists

Postby ATK » Fri May 10, 2013 2:18 am

Im very curious to see Choronda Williams this year. Since she has a bye to the WC, and can now take a more leveled approach to training instead of trying to be at her best by June.
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Re: DL Doha entry lists

Postby lionelp1 » Fri May 10, 2013 3:49 am

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.
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Re: DL Doha entry lists

Postby Gabriella » Fri May 10, 2013 4:27 am

I shall be in the gym after work, pumping hard, so if a nice friendly person wants to upload the best races on Youtube later on, that would be just lovely :P

In particular, the women's 400m please, as I would like to think that my home girl Ohuruogu can threaten Felix and Montsho for the win
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Re: DL Doha entry lists

Postby az2004 » Fri May 10, 2013 4:56 am

start time is 1900 in Doha who does that cmvert to east coast usa
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Re: DL Doha entry lists

Postby aaronk » Fri May 10, 2013 5:16 am

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!) :D
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Re: DL Doha entry lists

Postby aaronk » Fri May 10, 2013 5:32 am

Don't know if it's true, or where he got the info, but Alberto Stretti has tweeted the following proposed paces for various races today:

Men's 800: 49 or 50 at 400.
Men's 1500: 1:52 at 800 and 2:49 at 1200.
Men's 3000: 2:29 at 1K and 3:44 at 1500.

Women's 1500: 2:07 at 800 and 2:40 at 1000.
Women's 3K SC: 70-71 per lap.
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Re: DL Doha entry lists

Postby ptn » Fri May 10, 2013 5:41 am

aaronk wrote:Women's 3K SC: 70-71 per lap.


:shock:
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Re: DL Doha entry lists

Postby aaronk » Fri May 10, 2013 5:54 am

ptn wrote:
aaronk wrote:Women's 3K SC: 70-71 per lap.


:shock:


I know!
I was shocked when I saw that too.
That would be, even at the slower 71, an 8:52.5 WR pace!!

But don't forget...this was Alberto Stretti's tweet. not mine!!
And I have no idea where he got these numbers from.
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Re: DL Doha entry lists

Postby 26mi235 » Fri May 10, 2013 6:01 am

ATK wrote:Im very curious to see Choronda Williams this year. Since she has a bye to the WC, and can now take a more leveled approach to training instead of trying to be at her best by June.


She has the DL win, but who has the WC entry -- when it is the same the WC trumps ... and the winnner is?

Williams (AF has the OG Gold, not the WC)
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Re: DL Doha entry lists

Postby gh » Fri May 10, 2013 9:38 am

I guess the traffic is more than the Doha server can bear.
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Re: DL Doha entry lists

Postby aaronk » Fri May 10, 2013 10:41 am

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!! :D

ADD: I know Shanghai is actually the next DL meet, but for poetic purposes, I had to use the NY meet! :oops:
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Re: DL Doha entry lists

Postby 26mi235 » Fri May 10, 2013 10:50 am

That is why they call it poetic license. :)
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