The lead pack is running ~1:20 ahead of Molly's PR.
by SavageDragon (2016-08-12 10:27:38)
Edited on 2016-08-12 10:36:24

In reply to: 2,000 meters - Molly hanging on to back of lead pack of 8 *  posted by IndyDave


Thus, at about 12:00 she fell off the back of the pack.


This is quite ridiculous.
by NDBass  (2016-08-12 10:30:55)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

I wonder if the Ethiopian runner can keep up this pace.


Wow, the lead pack ran the first 5k right at Molly's 5k PR.
by SavageDragon  (2016-08-12 10:31:43)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

(Which, of course, is much faster than sustainable through 10000)


Insane pace *
by IndyDave  (2016-08-12 10:32:52)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Molly up to 7th on American Record pace per USATF tweet *
by IndyDave  (2016-08-12 10:35:06)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


30:13. New US record. *
by NDBass  (2016-08-12 10:43:39)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Officially 30:13.7 for sixth *
by IndyDave  (2016-08-12 10:45:25)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Gold broke 93 WR, which was 22s ahead of 2nd alltime, by 14s
by SavageDragon  (2016-08-12 10:44:16)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

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.

Un-fucking-real.


And she wasn't even winded.
by Legacy  (2016-08-12 21:34:25)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Wonder how she did that.


Neither was Molly Huddle when she won the 5000 at OTs.
by ewillND  (2016-08-15 15:10:43)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

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.


London was won in 30:20.7 *
by IndyDave  (2016-08-12 10:59:06)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


That would've been good for 7th place today. *
by SavageDragon  (2016-08-12 11:05:05)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


That was crazy *
by jclay  (2016-08-12 10:52:06)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post