Lausanne DL - M 5000


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Lausanne DL - M 5000

Postby Alan Shank » Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:34 pm

Gebremeskel DNS, so Alamirew and Gebrhiwet just used the race to sharpen their last 200s, with Alamirew coming out on top again. The last 400 was just 54.30, but they didn't start kicking until 200 to go. Tim Hutchings estimated 25-26 range for last 200.

Tariku Bekele took over after the pacemakers dropped out, but did nothing, running 64s, and disappearing from the hunt at the bell.

I would think that Gebrhiwet must be getting the idea that he's going to get beaten by both Farah and Alamirew over the last 400, so what will he do about it?

Alamirew has run four DL 5Ks in just over a month's time, Gebrhiwet four in 40 days, while Gebremeskel has run sparingly, a poor 5K and that 26:51 on 27 June. That 10K should assure him of selection for that distance, but he may need a fast 5K.

None of the good Kenyans ran at Lausanne.

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Re: Lausanne DL - M 5000

Postby jamal00005 » Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:37 pm

Alan Shank wrote:Gebremeskel DNS, so Alamirew and Gebrhiwet just used the race to sharpen their last 200s, with Alamirew coming out on top again. The last 400 was just 54.30, but they didn't start kicking until 200 to go. Tim Hutchings estimated 25-26 range for last 200.

Tariku Bekele took over after the pacemakers dropped out, but did nothing, running 64s, and disappearing from the hunt at the bell.

I would think that Gebrhiwet must be getting the idea that he's going to get beaten by both Farah and Alamirew over the last 400, so what will he do about it?

Alamirew has run four DL 5Ks in just over a month's time, Gebrhiwet four in 40 days, while Gebremeskel has run sparingly, a poor 5K and that 26:51 on 27 June. That 10K should assure him of selection for that distance, but he may need a fast 5K.

None of the good Kenyans ran at Lausanne.

Cheers,
Alan Shank
Woodland, CA, USA

I think someone not name Mo Farah will have to take the race by the scruff of the neck and not be waiting till the final lap to kick knowing that Farah will have the edge. I like Alamirew's gusty kicks though I think he can probably get the Gold come Moscow
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Re: Lausanne DL - M 5000

Postby betterthanb4 » Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:11 pm

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Re: Lausanne DL - M 5000

Postby 26mi235 » Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:23 am

That was one fast last 200. I get about 24.3, but he both eases up at the line and runs at the outside edge of Lane 1 for a good chunk of the curve, so this is a running-start 23.8-type of speed he showed here. It might have been the fastest last 200 (if you go with the 23.8) of any race except the 200s.
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