Moscow: Yohan Blake confirmed out.

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Re: Moscow: Yohan Blake confirmed out.

Postby Tuariki » Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:00 am

jlt wrote:
Brian wrote:
Tuariki wrote:As a kiwi I am happy to stick with the tried and true - and the surest thing going. Even more sure than the America's Cup returning to the Waitemata Harbour in Auckland in October. Go Val !!


You also have the Robertson boys dropping their times in the 5,000 meters. Zane, in fact, nearly got Quax's NR with his 13:13.83 at Belgium. [If memory serves, Quax still has it--?]

Granted, these two are probably one more Worlds away from being legit medal contenders. But still fun to watch for a possible big meet improvement, no? Especially after a distance draught comparable to the USA's.

"....probably one more Worlds away from being legit medal contenders". Sorry man they're a lot further away than that. I'm not sure you appreciate just how good (and how fast on the last lap) the medal contenders are. There haven't been many medallists who aren't effectively 12:55 guys. There's probably 8-10 of them in most finals.....

I wish I could disagree with you but you are probably being overly generous actually. The 166th faster 5000m runner all-time has done 13:07.27. That's where the IAAF list finishes.

But at least Zane can enjoy the moment of being faster this year than Mo Farah.
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Re: Moscow: Yohan Blake confirmed out.

Postby shivfan » Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:51 am

'Cubie Seegobin, Blake's agent, confirmed his withdrawal yesterday, saying in a statement the decision "was made after continual assessment and re-evaluations since his withdrawal from the Jamaican Senior Championships" in June. The decision also confirmed a story that was first carried by the Jamaica Observer two weeks ago, which Blake's management rubbished as being unfounded. The release also said: "Yohan has made vast improvement, although the injury sustained in April of this year has prevented him from attaining the necessary fitness levels that we have grown accustomed to seeing in his competition performances." Meanwhile, Jamaica could still field four men in the 100m in Moscow and this could now open the door and for Nesta Carter who was fourth at the National Trials in June. With Blake unable to take up the bye, Bolt, the Diamond League champion last year, could be given the bye by the JAAA thus making way for the additional runner.'

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