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    Kenya Thread

    Ah yes ever the dominant force in Middle and long distance running. the build up has been a bit patchy with a spectacular showing in Osaka at the World Athletics championships coming in between underwhelming efforts at the Cross counrty Worlds in Scotland and the Africa Athletics championshps in Ethiopia.

    Strongest prospects are the men's 3000 metre steeplechase. (Can we make it 6 in a row?) 800 metres women (Janeth Jepkosgei) as well as 800m, 1500, 5000 metres and 10000 metres pending we can find someoen to assasinate Bekele.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andruid View Post

    Strongest prospects are the men's 3000 metre steeplechase. (Can we make it 6 in a row?) 800 metres women (Janeth Jepkosgei) as well as 800m, 1500, 5000 metres and 10000 metres pending we can find someoen to assasinate Bekele.
    how you manage to have quality long distance runners time and again ???

    Think many have left to middle east though...any famous one now eligible to compete in Olympics this time around
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    Quote Originally Posted by biased indian View Post
    how you manage to have quality long distance runners time and again ???
    Where do india keep finding their Tendulkars and Gavaskars?

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    Think many have left to middle east though...any famous one now eligible to compete in Olympics this time around
    There is one Said Shai Shaheen? running for Qatar (Kenya B) in the steeplechase but he's been of the boil

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    Quote Originally Posted by andruid View Post
    800 metres women (Janeth Jepkosgei)
    Would bet my house on Pamela Jelimo tbh

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    No chance for Kenya there, have you seen the Sudanese bloke (Kaki Khamis)? Will outrun a train.

    3k steeplechase should be Kenyan though. And 1500 men should be exciting stuff on the last lap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes View Post
    Would bet my house on Pamela Jelimo tbh



    No chance for Kenya there, have you seen the Sudanese bloke (Kaki Khamis)? Will outrun a train.

    3k steeplechase should be Kenyan though. And 1500 men should be exciting stuff on the last lap.
    We have David Rudisha in the 800m he's been setting the natonal trials and youth events on fire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andruid View Post
    We have David Rudisha in the 800m he's been setting the natonal trials and youth events on fire.
    Ran against Mr Khamis in Oslo. Had no chance there, Khamis just sped away.

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    Exclusice from the Ntional trials from a local newspaper

    [SPORTS

    ATHLETICS: Frustration and bruised egos as top runners fail to make the cut

    Story by CHRIS MUSUMBA
    Publication Date: 7/6/2008
    Relief, joy, frustration and bruised egos marked the national Olympics trials as elite runners confirmed their trip to Beijing while others saw their Olympic dreams go up in smoke.

    There will be no Africa champion David Rudisha, the second fastest man this season in the 800m race, Isaac Songok, double 10,00m and 5,000m World Military games champion Mark Kiptoo and 3,000m steeplechase Olympic bronze medallist Paul Kipsiele Koech.

    They are among the over 300 athletes who had converged at the stadium in anticipation of making the cut to take part in the 24th Olympics Games which kicks off in Beijing from August 8.

    The race at Nyayo, was like a mini-Olympics with the entry list in the middle and long distance races having some of the fastest and best athletes in the world. But only 37 (six marathoner and 31 track runners) will be boarding the flight to the Chinese capital.

    Some of the top names that were overwhelmed by the opposition include World 1,500m bronze medallist Shadrack Korir (3:38.13) and world indoor silver medallist Daniel Kipchirchir Komen (3:38.90) in the four lap event. Korir and Komen, were dwarfed in a race that saw the return of the Commonwealth games 5,000m champion Augustine Choge.

    Choge who missed last season action with a leg injury has been groomed by the head coach Julius Kirwa with instruction to do everything to deny American Bernard Lagat a double in Beijing.

    In the field was also Asbel Kiprop, the All Africa Games champion, whom many have likened to Sydney 2000 champion Noah Ngeny. In 10,000m Mark Kiptoo finished fourth and was left out.

    The world will also be denied the prospects of the world fastest prodigies Rudisha (1:43.06) and Abubaker Kaki (1:42.69) meeting in Beijing. Rudisha, sustained a calf strain and missed the trials while Kaki will be leading the Sudanese challenge in China. Kenya will be represented by Wilfred Bungei, Boaz Kiplagat Lalang and Alfred Kirwa Yego.

    But, it was double tragedy for Kipsiele Koech who missed last World Championship in Osaka after sustaining a hamstring injury. He ran out of gas in the final sprint to be edged out by Africa champion Richard Matelong.


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    Jelimo won by 30 metres again in Rome today. Ridiculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes View Post
    Jelimo won by 30 metres again in Rome today. Ridiculous.
    Its an amazing story. Ran her first 800m less han 4 months ago and has take 6 sec off her PB in that short time.
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    Hope she keeps this form up to Beijing.

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    Couple of squad changes

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    Umm don't you mean Russia?

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    Quote Originally Posted by andruid View Post
    Umm don't you mean Russia?
    No, the odds of a Kenyan win went down (betting odds, that is) as their best competitors got tossed out for doping. Makes sense now?

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