In reply to: 2,000 meters - Molly hanging on to back of lead pack of 8 * posted by IndyDave
I wonder if the Ethiopian runner can keep up this pace.
(Which, of course, is much faster than sustainable through 10000)
The silver medalist ran only a second slower than the previous WR, so the third fastest run alltime.
For perspective, 30:17 would have ranked as the 17th fastest women's 10k all time, but today it would've finished 8th. The gold medalist ran 29:17.
Wonder how she did that.
By her own admission (see the link).
I think that doping is fairly widespread in Track and Field right now, sadly. But I don't like the way that the discussion on this run begins and ends with the African runners at the top. Just looking at their times and their progression, you could speculate that at a minimum all of the top 8 are doping. But there is no evidence for any of it at this point, so any finger pointing is quite unfair.
Just my $0.02 as a runner and a track fan.