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    Default IAAF Moscow World Champs

    Anybody watching?

    Mo Farah is probably the UK best sports-person at the moment. Everybody runs, and he has as good a range as anybody has ever had in the sport. 3:28 in the 1500 to 60:23 (that he could comfortably beat) in the half marathon. He has been looking close to unbeatable in any type of race. He may not be able to win a SPotY but even American track fans are claiming him as there own these days. 'Mo-rons' they call his fans. 10000 today at 3:55pm to hopefully kick us off with a gold. If he wins both distance races in this Championship he'll be up there with the best runners of all time.

    Christine Ohuruogu can win too. There's no Richards-Ross, Ohuruogu has beaten Montsho in Brum this year and usually performs in the major championships.

    Shakes-Drayton looks a decent bet for silver and the womens' 4x400 a bronze? That'd be five medals. GB's target is six to eight. Dasaolu, Porter and Sharman are outside chances. Osagie maybe because of the names missing in the 800. Greene, Grabarz and Rutherford are struggling for fitness. Mens' 4x100 usually can't get the baton round.

    Bolt to set a new WR in the 200?

    Maybe Bondarenko a high jump world record?

    Mo Farah's Swimming Trunks?

    Will any Moscovites actually turn up for the evening sessions - there's nobody there this morning?

    Are they all on drugs?

    Are the BBC athletics team the best sports commentary team on the TV? I think possibly.

    Thoughts?

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    I will be watching. Is there an event timetable somewhere? I have stuff to do, people to see and will fit it around this.


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    And he beat the Cube.


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    Timetable + startlists...

    http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaa...imetable/byday

    10000m starts at half-time during Blackburn v Forest.

    All worth watching from a Brit perspective...
    Mens 5000m Final at 5:45pm on Friday.
    Womens 400m Final 6:15pm on Monday.
    Womens 400H Final at 5:45pm on Thursday

    Mens 100m tomorrow at 6:50pm

    ...and he beat The Cube. Some people are just good at everything.


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    Nick Symmonds just won his heat there. He says he'd like to become the first American to win a medal in the mens' 800m because he imagines "the beer is sweeter and the fishing more enjoyable with a shiny medal around your neck."

    He likes his beer. Here's the youtube vid of his Beer Mile (down a beer + run a lap x 4) run in 5mins 19secs. That's shifting. 10 seconds off the unofficial world record held by Canadian Jim Finlayson of Victoria, BC.





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    The BBC are using 'Back in the USSR' as their theme music for these Championships.




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    Ohuruogu looking in good form - fastest in the heats and looking comfortable in 50.22.

    MO TIME!


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    Gebremeskel gone. Looks good for Mo.


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    YEEEHAHH! GOLD!

    Jeilan, his nemesis in Daegu pushed him at the end.

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    One false start and you're out seems unduly harsh. Almost as unfair as the old system where one false starter put everyone in the race on a yellow.


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    Wow what an awesome athlete Mo Farah is - just watched the replay of the last three laps of his race, and even though I already knew he'd won it, the sight of him kicking for the line and his amazing sprint finish and determination still gave me goose bumps allover.

    What an incredible runner!


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    Now holds all four major track distance titles, and can retain his 5000 world title on Friday. He's into the title collecting stage that only the all time great sports people reach. And he's a Brit.


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    Mo Farah = Legend.

    And one in the eye for the anti-immigration brigade.

    „The revolution will inevitably awaken in the British working class the deepest passions which have been diverted along artificial channels with the aid of football.“

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    Disappointing crowds in Moscow so far, but they've turned up for the 100m tonight.

    Shara Proctor in second in the long jump at the moment. James Dasaolu is into the 100m final. Mike Rodgers looked like he was staring at Bolt and giving him verbals in their last 20m of the semi. He's about half his size.


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    The thing that amazes me most about athletics is that in 2013 the athletes' names and numbers are still displayed on a sheet of paper attached to their vests with safety pins.


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    Tradition. It'll change one day I suppose. It's all names rather numbers these days. No more 118s.


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    I think it's names in some events, numbers in others. I've no idea why.

    These running now have both - names on the front, numbers on the back.


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    Watch Dibaba go.

    Think names have been used for the last couple of championships. Diamond League may have done it before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francis Benali (on loan) View Post
    Watch Dibaba go.
    Had to feel for the Japanese girl, was never going to win in a sprint so she tried to lose them early, and still came in about half a minute behind the winner.


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    Harsh. She effectively paced 24 laps. She'd have known she wasn't going to lose Dibaba, but would have hoped to lose all but two and get a medal.

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    9.77 is pretty quick by Bolt in the rain!


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    Apart from Bolt himself, still only Blake, Gay and Powell have run faster than 9.77. And he has talked about challenging his 200 WR this championship.

    Ohuruogu v Montsho looks like it'll be a great race tomorrow.

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    What an incredibly brilliant picture this is. Amazing timing.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BRaDXuKCMAA7c2O.jpg:large


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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbus View Post
    What an incredibly brilliant picture this is. Amazing timing.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BRaDXuKCMAA7c2O.jpg:large
    Haha! Awesome


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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbus View Post
    The thing that amazes me most about athletics is that in 2013 the athletes' names and numbers are still displayed on a sheet of paper attached to their vests with safety pins.
    lol - it's ridiculous isn't it , and it makes a struggling sport look even more like amateur hour.


 

 

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