James Kwalia----omigoodness


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James Kwalia----omigoodness

Postby Guest » Fri Jun 27, 2003 1:39 pm

Did you catch his 12:54 (almost a world junior's record) at Oslo? This a couple of weeks after a junior record in the mile at 3:50.

Forget all this angst about Webb and other American distance types. They should just take up frisbee or something.
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Re: James Kwalia----omigoodness

Postby Guest » Fri Jun 27, 2003 2:35 pm

and james kwalia was not even the first junior in the race, another junior ran 12.52 for a wjr.
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Re: James Kwalia----omigoodness

Postby Guest » Fri Jun 27, 2003 2:36 pm

Yeah, but Eliud Kipchoge set the World Junior Record - 12:52.61. He was one place ahead of Kwalia.
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Re: James Kwalia----omigoodness

Postby gh » Fri Jun 27, 2003 3:39 pm

Yeah, but Kipchoge has only run 3:36 in the 1500. Clearly a one-trick pony by modern Kenyan Junior standards! :-)
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Re: James Kwalia----omigoodness

Postby Guest » Fri Jun 27, 2003 6:34 pm

Great time. But are any of them REALLY juniors. Take the ages of E. Africans with a grain of salt.
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Re: James Kwalia----omigoodness

Postby Guest » Fri Jun 27, 2003 8:58 pm

Good point, does anyone think NBA first draft pick L.James is a high schooler . He looks about 25 . Take the ages Americans give with a grain of salt, including that cheating little league pitching from the USA team.
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Re: James Kwalia----omigoodness

Postby Guest » Sat Jun 28, 2003 10:51 am

...a lesson of humility for all these naive
"webbian dreamers" who should be aware that
may be in any African village could find
tenth of more brilliant potentials than this
poor Alan WEBB...
This reminds me of these garbage papers seeking
in vain the great white heavyweight hope in
boxing every time a ridiculous white barrel
suddenly appears to show some potential...
The new Jim RYUN was not born yet.
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Re: James Kwalia----omigoodness

Postby gh » Sat Jun 28, 2003 10:59 am

>Great time. But are any of them REALLY juniors.
>Take the ages of E. Africans with a grain of
>salt.>>

Butyou can't have it both ways. If you think they're older than they claim as Juniors, what does that make a 35-year-old Kenyan, a Masters competitor already?

It only stands to reason that if Kenyans are eating people alive in their mid-20s they will be similarly awesome as teenagers. There isn't some magic transformation.
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Re: James Kwalia----omigoodness

Postby dl » Mon Jun 30, 2003 9:04 am

I saw Kipchoge at World Cross. He's probably closer to 29 than 19. Even those "in the know" say he was strongly recommended not to run the junior race at the Kenyan Champs. Just too obvious that he's too old.

I haven't seen Kwalia, but I also heard from people "in the know" that he's young. Whether he was born '84 or later is questionable, surely, but he's at least close to it.
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