World Athletics Championships 2017

Discussion in 'general sports' started by QueenOfGoths, Aug 4, 2017.

  1. QueenOfGoths

    QueenOfGoths Fuck you Dave!

    Starts tonight.

    Looking forward to see Mo Farah run this evening, and Usain Bolt, of course.

    Heptathlon should be good, no Jessica Ennis-Hill but Katrina Johnson-Thompson could do well though she would have to do very well to beat Nifissatou Thiam,

    Saw this bloke, Evan Jager, run a couple of weeks ago and he was quite sensational especially if he could win in an event which in recent years has been such a stronghold for Kenyan athletes.
     
  2. S☼I

    S☼I knismesis & volubility

    What event is Jager in?
     
  3. QueenOfGoths

    QueenOfGoths Fuck you Dave!

    3000m steeplechase

    Since 1987 no Olympic or World title has gone to a man born outside of Kenya, which is pretty cool achievement tbh.
     
  4. felixthecat

    felixthecat are we there yet?

    I'm working in the stadium Sunday and Monday, on the trainjng track on tuesday and at the accomodation polyclinc on thursday. I am a tad excited
     
  5. QueenOfGoths

    QueenOfGoths Fuck you Dave!

    GET ON WITH IT!!
     
  6. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    Yep, I'll be tuning in for Mo in a few minutes. He's quite interesting, in that he's been unbeatable at championship level for a long time, but is only 16th on the fastest time list, over 29 seconds off Bekele's world record for 10k, and nearly 16 seconds off the 5k world record. Is this because he's never attempted a properly fast time with pace makers?
     
  7. blairsh

    blairsh kenny ken b2b with kenny ken

    Got an eye on this overt weekend, lots of drama to be had :cool:
     
  8. TheHoodedClaw

    TheHoodedClaw acknowledging ur soup leg

    I don't think he ever has. His strength is tactics and a phenomenal sprint finish, not sustained pace.
     
  9. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    Is it right that Bolt is retiring after this?
     
  10. blairsh

    blairsh kenny ken b2b with kenny ken

  11. TheHoodedClaw

    TheHoodedClaw acknowledging ur soup leg

    Yep, he's just doing the 100m, individual and relay.
     
  12. TheHoodedClaw

    TheHoodedClaw acknowledging ur soup leg

    Ooooh, Uganda and Kenya working as a team?
     
  13. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    as it was 5 years ago today..... come on mo!!!!!!
     
  14. blairsh

    blairsh kenny ken b2b with kenny ken

    Go ed Mo
     
  15. S☼I

    S☼I knismesis & volubility

    Watching Mo run is so nervewracking
     
  16. QueenOfGoths

    QueenOfGoths Fuck you Dave!

    It is isn't it? I can feel my heartbeat raised!
     
  17. Sue

    Sue Well-Known Member

    I'm feeling exhausted just watching them... :oops:
     
  18. blairsh

    blairsh kenny ken b2b with kenny ken

    I like watching this intense physical battle of the worlds best, sat on my arse well toasted :cool: :D
     
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  19. S☼I

    S☼I knismesis & volubility

    Running 25 consecutive laps as quick as I as a teenage club athlete ever ran just a single. :D
     
  20. blairsh

    blairsh kenny ken b2b with kenny ken

    Oh come on...
     
  21. S☼I

    S☼I knismesis & volubility

    He pops to the front when he wants as if to say "Nope" to them all
     
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  22. QueenOfGoths

    QueenOfGoths Fuck you Dave!

    My best time for 5k is just under 30 minutes, I've run one 10k in an hour and 5 minutes, Mr.QofG's can run 5k in 21 minutes and 10k in about 45 minutes.

    Watching this I realise just how slow slow slow we are :D
     
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  23. S☼I

    S☼I knismesis & volubility

    Oh god don't fall over
     
  24. S☼I

    S☼I knismesis & volubility

    At my best (aged 16) I ran 10k in 40 mins. 13 mins slower than these lads, I.e. 30 secs per lap.
     
  25. mx wcfc

    mx wcfc Well-Known Member

    GTFI.
     
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  26. blairsh

    blairsh kenny ken b2b with kenny ken

    That was fuckng AMAZING.
     
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  27. S☼I

    S☼I knismesis & volubility

    Oh, that hurt.
     
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  28. Sue

    Sue Well-Known Member

    Bloody hell. RIdiculous. :thumbs::thumbs:
     
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  29. QueenOfGoths

    QueenOfGoths Fuck you Dave!

    Brilliant!
     
  30. S☼I

    S☼I knismesis & volubility

    Credit to the other lads, they tried everything.
    But Mo was supreme. Phenomenal.
     
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