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marathon >> now innit

Discussion in 'Olympics 2008' started by free spirit, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. free spirit

    free spirit more tea vicar?

    pah come on then you urbanite saturday night in on your own sad cases* anyone else watching the marathon?





    *nay offence like;)
     
  2. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke


    I'm watching it on laptop as b/f might throw me out of the window if I make him watch any more sports :oops:

    Seen this:

    What nonsense. As if it's not hot in Athens and other host countries :D
     
  3. Mr Retro

    Mr Retro blue sky day

    Look at the fucking speed they are going at. :eek: If I have to run 100 yards at that pace for a bus I'm out of breath for 5 minutes :D
     
  4. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke


    You're fitter than me :oops::D
     
  5. free spirit

    free spirit more tea vicar?

    yeah, but I think they were running much slower in the first half in athens.

    If they can keep this up I'll be well impressed. bbc commentators are starting to do my nut in with their constant repeating of the 'I just don't understand what they're doing' type phrases. interesting to see who's right, the athletes at the front or the commentators. I'm betting on the athletes;)
     
  6. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke


    then again, it's 28 degrees, but they've not mentioned the humidity.

    What temperature was it in Athens?
     
  7. DJ Squelch

    DJ Squelch King Of Insides

    You would of thought the commentators would of learned a lesson after the womens race.
     
  8. free spirit

    free spirit more tea vicar?

    commentator - these 5 athletes are going to be proper fucked by the time the reach the birds nest stadium:D


    well he didn't actually say proper fucked like, but that's what he meant;)
     
  9. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    Would seem the Athens marathon was run at 6.00pm. Probably did it then as they knew it would be too hot in the day.

    However temperatures at the start were 80 degrees fahrenheit (26 celsius), and 40% humidity -
     
  10. Mr Retro

    Mr Retro blue sky day

    Fucking irritating isn't it? It's like a tube announcement.
     
  11. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    According to BBC live text commentary

     
  12. free spirit

    free spirit more tea vicar?

    they've slowed down quite a bit now from the looks of it.
     
  13. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    Dan Robinson is currently 52nd :(
     
  14. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    Blimey, if the Kenyans are dropping... :eek::eek::eek:
     
  15. free spirit

    free spirit more tea vicar?

    world champion's stopped - he was with the top pack earlier on but dropped off a few minutes ago.:eek:

    looks like the bbc guys might have been right:hmm:
     
  16. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    Will Lel last?
     
  17. marty21

    marty21 insidious agendas everywhere

    i am watching it, was going to go to bed, but there's only half an hour or so to go now, so might as well watch it to the end:)
     
  18. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke


    Might as well stay and keep us company ;)
     
  19. marty21

    marty21 insidious agendas everywhere

    seems rude to stop watching when they are making all that effort:D
     
  20. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke


    Doesn't it, and now it's 29 degrees
     
  21. marty21

    marty21 insidious agendas everywhere

    i might have some more wine while i watch:cool: just to cool me down like
     
  22. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    35K in 1:50:09 was what it was in Athens, so they're around 6 minutes faster
     
  23. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    ah bless, they're sharing their water.

    You didn't offer them any wine did you :mad:
     
  24. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    Excellent, I've got the tv back to watch the end of it
     
  25. marty21

    marty21 insidious agendas everywhere

    no way, they'd spill it:mad:
     
  26. Mr Retro

    Mr Retro blue sky day

    Wansiru looks like he's warming up
     
  27. marty21

    marty21 insidious agendas everywhere

    he's pulling ahead
     
  28. marty21

    marty21 insidious agendas everywhere

    incredible time 2.04 odd coming into the stadium, must be a great moment when the winner enters the stadium, if they are far enough ahead like
     
  29. marty21

    marty21 insidious agendas everywhere

    he's sprinting now:eek:
     
  30. free spirit

    free spirit more tea vicar?

    kin el... respect
     

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