World Champions, Who will they be?


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World Champions, Who will they be?

Postby Guest » Tue Jul 15, 2003 6:38 pm

With the season over halfway through some events are looking wide open and exciting for the WC in Paris.
Take the 5km for instance it could be anyone of Bekele, Chebi, Cherono, Guerrouj, or even Geb.

Equally the 100, no one has even won two major races in a row yet have they?

here are some bold predictions

100m B Williams
200m S Crawford
400m ???
800m Borzakofsky
1500m B Lagat
5km Chebii
10km Bekele

P>S excuse my ignorance of field, and womans track
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Re: World Champions, Who will they be?

Postby Guest » Tue Jul 15, 2003 6:51 pm

>With the season over halfway through some events
>are looking wide open and exciting for the WC in
>Paris.
Take the 5km for instance it could be
>anyone of Bekele, Chebi, Cherono, Guerrouj, or
>even Geb.

Equally the 100, no one has even won
>two major races in a row yet have they?

here
>are some bold predictions

100m B
>Williams
200m S Crawford
400m ???
800m
>Borzakofsky
1500m B Lagat
5km Chebii
10km
>Bekele

P>S excuse my ignorance of field, and
>womans track

Maybe you can choose some of the competitors from the World Youth meet to compete in the senior WC's. Take a look at some of the Kenyan and Ethiopian "15 to 17 year olds." Hoo-hah. They send their B squad guys to race kids! The IAAF tried to keep their pics to a minimum to avoid embarrassment, apparently!

Bekele is just a kid! http://www.iaaf.org/WYC03/multimedia/ty ... age=6.htmx

And how about Mohammed Al-Salhi of Saudi Arabia, the 800m winner? When was he 17? Three or four years ago? He's older than Burley ... hell-arious. There's also another picture of that kid Bekele on the same page: http://www.iaaf.org/WYC03/multimedia/ty ... age=2.htmx

How about 3k winner Augustine Choge of Kenya? He's 16 or 17? On what calendar? http://www.iaaf.org/WYC03/multimedia/ty ... age=1.htmx

Yeah, the Kenyans and Ethiopians have a lot of talent. But sending some of their "B" level adult runners along with (maybe) a few legit kids from those regions to race real kids from the rest of the world is classless. But in today's politically correct climate, to point this out makes one the villain, while the real villains can thumb their noses.
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Re: World Champions, Who will they be?

Postby twinpeeks » Tue Jul 15, 2003 7:14 pm

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Re: World Champions, Who will they be?

Postby Guest » Tue Jul 15, 2003 7:18 pm

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Re: World Champions, Who will they be?

Postby Guest » Tue Jul 15, 2003 7:27 pm

100- Williams
200- Capel
400- Washington
800- Borzakovskiy
1500- El G
5000- Chebii
10000- Bekele
Marathon- Abera
110H- Johnson
400H- Sanchez
3000SC- Cherono

100- Sturrup
200- White
400- Guevara
800- Mutola
1500- ??? (where is Ayhan?)
5000- not sure who's running
10000- Radcliffe
Marathon- Japanese woman whose name escapes me at the moment
100H- Devers
400H- Pittman
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