DOHA <> League entries updated 5 May


#1

http://www.iaaf.org/news/kind=100/newsid=59902.html

Live and on demand pay for view available all meets 24.99 Doha alone 2.99
http://www.universalsports.com/track-and-field/events/event=US0302079/viewers-guide/index.html

Showing on Universal Sports Channel
8 to 9:30 PM EDT Friday


#2

1500 is intriguing with Silas Kiplagat, Keitany, and Gebremehding and the 3000 has a stellar field:
Yenew Alamirew ran 7:27 last year. I believe Soi ran 7:29 and he has a medal. Kipsiro a mid 12:50s guy with a runner-up at World Cross, C’Kurui is a bronze medalist wit a mid 12:50s PB, Kipchoge who ran 12:51 last year is a many times medalist (gold in '03), and then Kenyan Longosiwa, Choge, Chepkok and Kiptoo who have good PBs and have won some big races. The 3K/5K depth at these races is incredible.


#3

I’m glad Kiplagat has switched to the 1500 (he was originally listed in the 3).

I still don’t understand why the 3000 is run so much on the circuit. It’s not a championship event and it’s certainly not like the WR is an easy target (!) so what’s up?? Is it simply that 7 and a half minutes is easier to fit into a schedule than 13?

And yes, the depth at 3 and 5K right now is absurd.


#4

Results are up. Some crazy stuff for early May.
Check out that 3,000: http://www.diamondleague-doha.com/en/Live-StartlistsResults/Overview1/


#5

Thanks
I’m having formatting trouble with the results. I’d like to post them so we have a handy reference on TT Elite -one master <> League results thread following the event meet to meet for the year.


#6

I tried the same, could try through the PDF? I’m not sure if that will work any better. A good American result is Dix with a 20.06. 48.4 for Bershawn Jackson isn’t bad. Imagine how tough it would be to make the Kenyan 1500/5000 team (note that the 1500 was not paced well).
EDIT 3K video sub 55 last lap easing up so a 7:26 was possible, this is mighty impressive, should be #2 AT before this season is over at 3K

//youtu.be/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n14WqUxj7ng


#7

[quote=xcrunna;200973]Imagine how tough it would be to make the Kenyan 1500/5000 team (note that the 1500 was not paced well).
quote]

It’s simply ridiculous. I can’t even keep up with all of the Kenyan athletes. At one meet they have five at 3:33.X or faster and five at 7:31.X or faster (which is beyond ridiculous).


#8

Good run from Kipchoge as well, seems like he’s been around quite awhile now compared to the length of careers some of the Kenyans have.


#9

The depth is truly staggering:

All-time US List, 3000m:
Lagat - 7:29.00
Kennedy - 7:30.84
Tegenkamp - 7:31.00 (converted)
Maree - 7:33.37
Solinsky - 7:34.32
Goucher - 7:34.96
Webb - 7:35.08 (converted)
Ritzenhein - 7:35.32 (converted)
Padilla - 7:35.84
Scott - 7:36.69

Doha results:
1 Yenew Alamirew ETH 7:27.26 4
2 Edwin Cheruiyot Soi KEN 7:27.55 2
3 Eliud Kipchoge KEN 7:27.66 1
4 Augustine Kiprono Choge KEN 7:28.76
5 Vincent Kiprop Chepkok KEN 7:30.15
6 Daniel Kipchirchir Komen KEN 7:31.41
7 Moses Ndiema Kipsiro UGA 7:31.83
8 Tariku Bekele ETH 7:33.50
9 Thomas Pkemei Longosiwa KEN 7:33.93
10 Essa Ismail Rashed QAT 7:34.70
11 Mark Kosgey Kiptoo KEN 7:34.82
12 John Kipkoech KEN 7:34.82
13 Lucas Kimeli Rotich KEN 7:35.57
14 Yusuf Kibet Biwott KEN 7:36.84

…and for good measure, 5 guys sub 3:34, with another 2 under 3:35.30.


#10

And the best 1500 guy was in the 800, so there you go.


#11

I watched the race today and I was amazed at the result considering it is the first week of may. Very, very fast time, the winner was cruising. The top 4 were all faster than Lagat’s american record last year.


#12

calling 53.xx/59.xx not paced well is an understatement, that is just awful. That is how a high schooler runs 153, not how a major international race is paced.


#13

QFE.

That 3k is unreal.

Alamirew and Silas K. seem to be the real deal - the next generation if you will.


#14

Chepseba has had Silas Kiplagat’s number this year, and we can’t forget Kiprop who’s been around a little longer. This is just something I noticed today, but the Kenyans seem to be improving their staying power. Look at their guys in the 3K today- most of them have significant marks going back to 2007 or before. I don’t think you would have seen that in 2005 or 2006 where it seemed like guys came and went in 2-3 years.


#15

All very true.

TBH, last year when Silas came around I simply wrote him off as “just another Kenyan,” even though he’d run one of the fastest times ever. Now that he’s won a couple races here and there, I’m starting to think he’ll stick around for good.

I just enjoy watching Alamirew run. He’s closer to my age than he is to the Kenyan/Ethiopian vets.

How long has Chepseba been around?


#16

The DL results section is actually excellent for this, so click on any athlete’s name for a very good summary of who he is.
http://www.diamondleague.com/ambassador_html/14377806.htm#1500m
That’s Chepseba’s, seems like a good regional athlete in 2009- 3:37 in Nairobi translates to 3:34 or faster when they go to Europe. Got to Europe for some races last year late in the year like Yenew. 3:32 at Rieti and he’s been excelling since then. His birthdate is 12/12/1990, and this is only his second year internationally (and first with a full schedule). Inclined to believe his age is more or less accurate because he never competed as a junior, and a December birthday wouldn’t be smart anyway to falsify. This guy might be a rising star, but if Choge opts for the 1500 and Kiplagat and Kiprop are in there as well, it will be extremely difficult for him to make the team.


#17

2 or 3 years running internationally gives most Kenyans enough money to buy some cows,a house with some land and attract a comely wife. Much like a pro american football player-- hope to last the full 4 to qualify for a NFL pension while stuffing the 401k(2 for 1 matched by the league). Then buy a partnership in a hometown area auto dealership and marry a Miss Mystate second runner-up.


#18

i wish i could “like” this comment.


#19

did anyone catch the 8? is that qatarian kid hamza driouch really 16? i looked at some results that had him going 1:46.3 last year (as a 15 year old?)


#20

Yeah plus they train really, really hard and their injury rehab is just sitting and waiting for it to get better for many of them (that according to Renato Canova). Choge, Kipchoge, Kiprop, Soi et al. are sticking around though, even though I’m sure all have made some serious bank by Kenyan standards.