2013: Hopes and Predictions


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2013: Hopes and Predictions

Postby fasttrack85 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:17 am

So 2012 is wrapped and in the books. I am sure the saga will continue right where it left off. What is everyone looking forward to seeing or predict that they will see?


I know for me that I see and wish a couple things happenng.

1. I see Allyson Felix doing a lot more 100's. She benefited grealty by improving her start and saw a massive PR and I don't think she is going to move away from that yet. I think she holds the 100 in high regards and wants to master it. I don't see her entering Carmelita and Shelly's territory but with enough training she could become a regular sub 11 girl and see a new pr in the 10.8 low region.

2. I hope to see Sanya tackle the 100 and 200 more. I think she needs a sub 22 on her resume at least more than once. In theory a sub 11 sub 49 girl should run sub 22.


3. I hope to see alot of people return to form. Tyson Gay showed he still has it in the 100 when healthy and hopefully we can see him in the 200 and gasp maybe the 400 down the road. Walter Dix needs to return as a solid medal contender in the 200. Sherrone Simpson and Kerron Stewart need to start lighting up Kingston's track again(all the time). I pray that Jeremy Wariner has a few good years left. How a mid 43 guy can fall off so drastically while still fairly young is unfortunate.

4. I would like to see a couple people tackle new events. I feel Wallace Spearmon has the potential to be a good 400 runner. His late surges on the straight show that he usually has alot left in the tank but his start usually puts him at a defecit. I feel Sherone Simpson could make a great 400 runner as well. She is one of the few non 400 specialists that manages to run 51 low off of general preparation training so I wonder what else she could manage to do with more specified 400 training. This wish is probably very likely to come true. I would like to see Shelly Ann Fraser run the 60m indoor and break the world record. There is no reason why she can't. I would love to see Bolt run some 400's on the circuit simply for fast times.

5. I would love to see some records fall. With Blake on the come up Bolt will have to push himself into new territory if he wants to keep his legend status instead of being a retired legend. 9.5x might soon be what is needed to win championships so the 100 record might fall. Ditto with the 200. Of course Flo Jo's 10.49 will be going no where anytime soon. Why? Because not even Flo Jo would have been able to match her record much less beat it. I feel the battle to become second fastest women of all time should be where the focus is at. If Shelly works on her start during the indoor season and does 200 meter training in the outdoor season we may well see 10.60 flat and savvy track fans know that would be the real world record. I think the womens 400 and 800 meter record could.....uhmmm never mind.
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Re: 2013: Hopes and Predictions

Postby Marlow » Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:47 am

Hope: PEDs not in the news
Prediction: PEDs in the news

:(

Hope: Athletes dazzle and inspire us with with hard work and virtuoso performance.
Prediction: Athletes dazzle and inspire us with with hard work and virtuoso performance.

:D
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Re: 2013: Hopes and Predictions

Postby Sasuke » Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:43 am

Well, very interesting discussion:

1) Athletes who are injured/have problems to bounce back. I hope to see Asafa running again in the 9.7 territory and maybe have another try at the 60 metres wr. This winter his start was the worst I have ever seen by him but this summer he had again his bullet start so it would be interesting to see what he could do. Same with David Oliver, I'd love to see him back to his 2010/indoor 2011 form and to challenge (at least a bit) Aries Merritt. In my opinion both Liu and Robles are done or nearly done.

2) Bolt and Rudisha to give 400 metres a try. Not necessarily one against each other, but would like to see both of them try a 400 during the season when in good shape (if Duane Solomon or others can run 400s while shouldn't Rudisha?). Would love also seeing Rudisha going for 600 (not 1000) and Bolt going for 300 metres world records in Ostrava.

3) Anna Chicherova to finally beat Stefka's 2.09 by jumping 2.10, maybe during the world championship final in Moscow, pushed by a returned Blanka Vlasic, and the other girls who could go over 2.00 metres. Renaud Lavillenie to jump in the 6 metres territory more often and Holly Bleasdale back to her indoor form.

4) Carmelita Jeter to approach Florence Griffit's records and Blake approaching Bolt's ones.

5) Some challenges over "strange distance"... e.g. Bolt vs Rudisha (400), Merrit vs Bolt (300)... It's a shame they never happen.

6) Allyson Felix not to run 100s and to give 400 a serious try. She could well be in the 48s territory.

And many other things!
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Re: 2013: Hopes and Predictions

Postby aaronk » Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:25 am

What I HOPE to see, and what I WILL see are almost certainly going to be two COMPLETELY different things!!
That said, here's a FEW things I HOPE to see......

Mary Cain run 4:05 for 1500, 4:25 for the mile, and FINALLY beat Lynn Bjorklund's "ancient" 3000 mark of 9:08.6 from 1975!!! And I hope she smashes through the 9:00 barrier in doing so!!

Either Cain or another great HS'er to seriously go after both the 5K (15:48) and 10K (32:52) HSR's!!! If necessary, do it in a summer all-comers meet!!!

Brianna Nerud to run 9:30 in the SC, becoming one of America's best in her FRESHMAN year!!!
Cayla Hatton to run a 10K in 32:30 or better, also a 5K in sub-15:30.

Evan Jager to go under 8:00 in the SC, and run a sub 13:00 in the 5K.

Jessica Ennis to go over 7000 in the Hept, and run a 12.45 or better in the 100H, becoming one of the WORLD's elite!!

NO.....or at least FAR FEWER.....distance races in championship meets JOGGED for 90% or more of the race!!

Geb to go back on the track after turning 40 in April, and CRUSH all the age-40 records....from 3K up to 10K. THEN....go after the 40-plus marathon mark!!

Stacy Dragila to make a temporary comeback, and CRUSH the 40-plus PV mark!!

There's probably more, but I need to get some breakfast in me!! :)
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Re: 2013: Hopes and Predictions

Postby 79. » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:24 am

I hope there will be a beautiful resurrection for the US men's 400m tradition after its disastrous London OG...
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Re: 2013: Hopes and Predictions

Postby doug5321 » Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:46 pm

i hope to see jim ryun's american junior records at 800, 1500 and mile broken, they have been around 46 years and with the superior coaching and technology available now those records are long overdue.
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Re: 2013: Hopes and Predictions

Postby Dave » Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:22 pm

Eaton: 6800 indoors and 9100 outdoors.
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Re: 2013: Hopes and Predictions

Postby nianchengyu » Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:17 am

aaronk wrote:What I HOPE to see, and what I WILL see are almost certainly going to be two COMPLETELY different things!!
That said, here's a FEW things I HOPE to see......

Mary Cain run 4:05 for 1500, 4:25 for the mile, and FINALLY beat Lynn Bjorklund's "ancient" 3000 mark of 9:08.6 from 1975!!! And I hope she smashes through the 9:00 barrier in doing so!!

Either Cain or another great HS'er to seriously go after both the 5K (15:48) and 10K (32:52) HSR's!!! If necessary, do it in a summer all-comers meet!!!

Brianna Nerud to run 9:30 in the SC, becoming one of America's best in her FRESHMAN year!!!
Cayla Hatton to run a 10K in 32:30 or better, also a 5K in sub-15:30.

Evan Jager to go under 8:00 in the SC, and run a sub 13:00 in the 5K.

Jessica Ennis to go over 7000 in the Hept, and run a 12.45 or better in the 100H, becoming one of the WORLD's elite!!


I hope Dobrynska threw shot beyond 18m according to what she have said in practice,dafne schippers can enhance steadily ,running around 11.00s and 22.30s , along with scoring about 6600p in hep,as well as Sara Gambetta will make a good recovery with 6200p hep ,adding to 16m SP, Tompson of GBR shine up the hep and LJ both, :D .
Then Adams is capable of tossing 21.50m about ,Ostyapchuk eventually got a good performance,and so on.
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Re: 2013: Hopes and Predictions

Postby TN1965 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:20 am

Lagat: another AR and another world medal.
Centro: sub-3:30 and another world medal.
Jager: sub-8 and world medal.
Rupp: world medal in 10K and sub-12:55 in 5K.
Flanagan: Boston marathon title.
Dibaba: another world title (or two) on track or first marathon in sub-2:20.

... more later.
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Re: 2013: Hopes and Predictions

Postby jab2g12 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:56 am

Same i think SRR has a lot of potential in the shorter sprints, for someone whose training is endurance based rather than speed, 10.97/22.09 is impressive. Sadly in an interview she said she's chasing 400m times in 2013 :(
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Re: 2013: Hopes and Predictions

Postby jab2g12 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:56 am

Same i think SRR has a lot of potential in the shorter sprints, for someone whose training is endurance based rather than speed, 10.97/22.09 is impressive. Sadly in an interview she said she's chasing 400m times in 2013 :(
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Re: 2013: Hopes and Predictions

Postby iain » Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:59 am

Hopes:
GB to win two 4x4 medals
USA not to win men's 4x400m
Uceny to stand up :P
British middle distance runners to learn tactics
Jess try the hurdles a bit more
James to lower 400m time while winning 4x400m
Gatlin to get busted again :P
Apart from that no positives
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Re: 2013: Hopes and Predictions

Postby eldanielfire » Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:33 am

For GB

Ennis to go 7000+ (I dont think it will happen) and win the world championships.
See something great from Jodie Williams (no idea how she is after injury)
Jack Green to medal at the worlds and Dai (possible but to early to say)
GB Relay medals? I see the men's 400m with a chance and the men's 100m with an outside chance and the women's 400m with no chance unless Emily Diamond proves to much better than Lee McConnell.
Chrissie O to get another world gold (50/50).
Jess Judd to have a great world championships and run the 800m under 2 minutes (good chance).
Desiree Henry to continue improving.
British meddle distance runnes to learn some tactics and how to read a race. They are like midde distance SEN at times.
Bleadale to medal.
Paula Radcliffe returns to top form (unlikley or unknown)
Adam Gemili runs sub-10 and well under it.


Global:

The new crop of Hetathletes to continue their impressive improvement.
Russia to have a good worlds and top the table (I expect the USA to do so)
Bolt to break the world record (hope and expect)
Galen Rupp to win world gold (A prediction as early season reports say he is in great form while Farah is starting late in training and well behind)
Natalya Antyukh to break the 400mH world record (possibe circumstances and conditions pending)
Morgan Uceny to medal at the worlds.
Brigetta Barrett world medal and continue her improvement.
Tyson Gay comes back into top form.
Tianna Madison challenges as America's best sprinter.
Isinbayeva breaks more world records
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Re: 2013: Hopes and Predictions

Postby marknhj » Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:41 pm

Three guys over 2.40m
Gay back to his best and beats Gatlin
Ennis over 7000
Rudisha sub-1:40
Pearson WR
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Re: 2013: Hopes and Predictions

Postby bignate88 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:53 pm

Savinova and Semenya both run 1:54 in a photo finish,
Barshim jumps 2.40 this year and wins in Moscow
The women's HJ WR finally broken
5 men under 9.80 in the 100m final
Echoing the "Tyson Gay coming back to form", and that he'll be competitive with Bolt/Blake
SAFP and SRR break 22sec
Dawn Harper challenges Pearson's dominance
Tiru Dibaba runs sub 2:20 marathon
Allyson Felix PRs in 100m and 200m, wins 200m gold in Moscow
Carmelita Jeter: 100m gold with a championship record, breaks 22sec
Ivet Lalova
Brittney Reese jumps 24-0, Christian Taylor jumps 60ft
Suhr to challenge to a healthy Isi
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Re: 2013: Hopes and Predictions

Postby fasttrack85 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:51 pm

Its nice to see one of my old threads resurface :) . I, like Eldanielfire, long to see Jodie Williams back to form. Between her Kimberlyn Duncan, and Iréne Ekelund(in the more distant future) the 200 may see brand new rivalries in the years to come.
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Re: 2013: Hopes and Predictions

Postby Speedster » Sun May 19, 2013 7:36 am

fasttrack85 wrote:Its nice to see one of my old threads resurface :) . I, like Eldanielfire, long to see Jodie Williams back to form. Between her Kimberlyn Duncan, and Iréne Ekelund(in the more distant future) the 200 may see brand new rivalries in the years to come.


From the home page, Jodie Williams rebuilding confidence, set to race SAFP and Felix over 150m in Manchester next weekend.


http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/gene ... 22419.html
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