Fleshman's 5k


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Fleshman's 5k

Postby Guest » Tue Aug 26, 2003 10:09 am

Lauren Fleshman just ran another personal best in the 5,000 heats at the World Championships. Unfortunetly her 15:12 was approximately 11 secs slow of what it took to reach the finals.

But a quaility summer for this young runner with several personal bests including this one today in a major competition. The experience will serve her well as the Oly Games arrive next year.

The women's 5k final should be a truely interesting international race with many different countries represented with strong competitors.
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Re: Fleshman's 5k

Postby gm » Tue Aug 26, 2003 10:58 am

Very impressive effort from a young lady who didn't know for sure she was on the team until just before the meet!

Way to go, Lauren!
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Re: Fleshman's 5k

Postby Guest » Tue Aug 26, 2003 11:26 am

Those heats, by the way, were ridiculously fast! How can they come back after running 14:45??? That's like a men's 5k heat going 13-flat.
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Re: Fleshman's 5k

Postby MJD » Tue Aug 26, 2003 11:50 am

>Those heats, by the way, were ridiculously fast!
>How can they come back after running 14:45???
>That's like a men's 5k heat going 13-flat.

Actually a little faster.
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Re: Fleshman's 5k

Postby Guest » Tue Aug 26, 2003 1:16 pm

>>Those heats, by the way, were ridiculously
>fast!
>How can they come back after running
>14:45???
>That's like a men's 5k heat going
>13-flat.

Actually a little faster.

maybe because they are ready to take a shot at th world record sunday
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Re: Fleshman's 5k

Postby Guest » Tue Aug 26, 2003 3:01 pm

not really, the women's 5000m is an absurdly weak record. Ingrid Kristenson ran 14:37 back in the '80s, when it was a non-championship event. 14:28 is stunning only by how slow it is. This event is ready for a huge breakthrough. The men's WB has progressed from Aouita'a 13:00.40 in 1985 to the current 12:39.36 in 1998.

of course the men's 5000 is much more competitive on a world level.
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