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Elite Athletics Thread

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13 Oct
4:56pm, 13 Oct 2019
14485 posts
I’m not sure about decline but I do think Farah isn’t choice no 1 at the moment. Difficult as he gets good sponsorship on the basis of being a winner but for performance he’d be better off radar for a bit and letting his marathon performances set expectations rather his 10ks
13 Oct
5:18pm, 13 Oct 2019
6249 posts
Farah didn't look in decline at the GNR, maybe the marathon isn't his distance. I can see him going back to the track for Tokyo.
13 Oct
6:36pm, 13 Oct 2019
9047 posts
Need to give Farah time to explain why today didn't go well, of course. As a fanboy, I hope it was a blip and there's much better still to come. At worst GB should have a strong team in Tokyo!
13 Oct
6:40pm, 13 Oct 2019
5501 posts
Hmmm. Can't deny him his 2:05 which was a strong performance, but he's not really looking like a world class performer and he's run out of years.
13 Oct
7:35pm, 13 Oct 2019
6250 posts
A slower, tactical marathon which you tend to get at a championship would suit Farah more. Having said that if Kipchoge defends his title and is on form, the rest are battling for silver. I'd recommend to Mo that he should keep a low profile, avoid press confrontation and focus fully on what races he enters. A marathon isn't the start line that hides distractions.

Bekele has just run a 2:01.41 marathon at the age of 37 with more miles on his clock than Farah so age can't be an excuse. It's not like he's been ravaged by injuries either unlike Bekele who's regularly crocked.
13 Oct
10:34pm, 13 Oct 2019
5502 posts
I didn't just mean he was too old but I don't believe he's got time to learn/adapt to it. Not at the top level.
6:21am, 14 Oct 2019
6253 posts
He's competed in five marathons already. That's more than enough time to have learned how to run the race.
6:26am, 14 Oct 2019
14498 posts
Not a bad time for all that. I don’t know if it is possible for him to shift enough time to become the very best or to challenge the very best though. I think he may be able to medal and go from there but it will be tough
1:11pm, 14 Oct 2019
29505 posts
Kosgei only decided to use the Next% after seeing Kipchoge's run according to Letsrun quote of the day which links to this: letsrun.com

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A thread to discuss any interesting stories or developments in elite athletics.

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