Huddle wins 5000m in 15:05
by jclay (2016-07-10 19:44:34)

Ran away in the final 400. Qualified in both the 10000 and 5000


Margaret Bamgbose made it in the 400m hurdles for Nigeria. (link)
by G.K.Chesterton  (2016-07-10 21:32:11)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Great race but not sure she'll do both at RIO. May focus on
by Domerduck  (2016-07-10 19:48:41)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

10K...


And so she has announced: 10K only in Rio *
by Rocksteady74  (2016-07-11 15:52:39)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Dang. London 5k was won in 15:04.25, so
by Irish Tool  (2016-07-14 09:39:57)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

she probably had a decent chance to medal. Obviously it's her prerogative and she has to make the overall best strategic decision.

Is it common for women to compete in both, or do most pick one?


I don't know that you can generalize. Some federations ...
by Rocksteady74  (2016-07-15 18:19:52)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

... limit to increase overall team medal count (Ethiopia and Kenya both have done that in the past).

In my view, the London time isn't that relevant. In a race like the Olympics one has to be prepared for a tactical race with a sprint finish. That would be tough for Molly to lead. She could try and take it out fast to avoid that, but then several top east Africans would sit on her shoulder and kick. And leading the race at the pace required to run the legs off most of her competitors would be draining. Since the 5K is after the 10K, she could have tried it.


She is apparently focusing on the NY Marathon which is why
by G.K.Chesterton  (2016-07-17 21:44:00)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

she dumped the 5K.