norunner wrote:Isinbayeva is on that list, when was the last time she started a season this early?
She's never started her outdoor season in May as a senior. I wonder if Li-Ning might have persuaded her to compete in Shanghai as she normally opens in June/July? But perhaps she just felt she needed to start her season earlier as she missed the indoor season and her ploy of competing very sparingly before the champs in recent years hasn't paid off.
Looking forward to seeing how Genzebe Dibaba goes over 5000m. I've felt the event has been rather stagnant as of late with T. Dibaba and Defar both slightly on the wane.
100mW This will be SAFP's first serious 100m and Jeter's first race with her major competition. I am keeping an eye on Okagbare, who can easily spring a surprised based on the massive PB I saw in her 200m. Henry-Robinson should be interesting in this race as well and it will also be interesting to see how close Tarmoh can get to the major players in this race.
400mHW Hejnova I expect to take this one with Demus coming in for second. This is Spencer's first race for the season over the barriers and with her early season injury I would expect her to not be at her best, probably a 55.mid. She, along with Demus, has the fortune of not having to peak for their trials so we can expect to see a steady build up towards the World Championships for these two.
800mW This should be a Jelimo vs Jepkosgei battle with Jelimo being the clear favorite. I am interested in Niyonsaba if only because I see that he has a 1:56:59 PB.
5000mW Defar vs Dibaba.... That's just it for me. And I say Defar!
It looks like I'll need to buy a hard copy of the Radio Times to find out what times the Beeb is covering Diamond League meets, since they don't seem to be bothered about giving advance notice on their website....
shivfan wrote:It looks like I'll need to buy a hard copy of the Radio Times to find out what times the Beeb is covering Diamond League meets, since they don't seem to be bothered about giving advance notice on their website....
It should be 1 to 3 pm GMT if it reflects the start of the track events as usual It appears there is a 7 hours difference with the UK. Red Button is not always satisfactory but on line seems to be OK.
My free view box shows most of the red button coverage on a channel around 300 (I always start there and flick upwards and it's usually showing a couple of the red button things there- but beware, as it depends if anything else is on at the same time as sometimes other things take priority over athletics and so it won't feature- I know, RIDICULOUS!). I've recorded it that way before now...