little dibaba just annihilated the women’s 3k field, 8:26, 3s off the WR
7:30.16 ftw for rupp!
how nice of them to cut away from long jump coverage to show the last lap
edit: apparently flotrack pro also only showed the first and last lap, what a joke
kaki with a 1:50 for DFL, ouch.
Was just gonna post that…
1 Mohammed Aman 94 ETH 1:45.05 WL PB
2 Adam Kszczot 89 POL 1:46.62 SB
3 Timothy Kitum 93 KEN 1:47.61 PB
4 Anthony Chemut 92 KEN 1:47.79
5 Johan Rogestedt 93 SWE, F Stenungsunds FI 1:48.51 PB
6 Musaeb Balla 89 QAT 1:50.35
7 Abubaker Kaki 89 SUD 1:50.47
Matt Scherer (pace) 83 USA DNF
Aman with a World Leader. Dunno what happened to Kaki, but it was bad…
Rupp with the AR… Nice.
What the heck was he doing there?
And who’s the other Oregon guy? (I was a track noob back then.)
shadrick biwott-kiptoo, was in the same class as galen and part of that great race at FLN with withrow/rupp.
Looks like Shadrack Biwott-Kiptoo.
Edit: was beaten to it
He was giving a double “thumbs up” to his coach.
These are my favorite Galen creations (hard to believe how many years ago these were done):
Aman made several other talented folks look pretty pedestrian.
Kszczot is a 1:43.30 guy and has made 2 indoor world champ finals grabbing bronze once and one outdoor final.
Kitum is the 10th fastest man ever at 1:42.53 and of course the bronze medalist in London.
Chemut ran 1:43.96 in the Kenyan Trials (thus altitude) last year and made the London semis where he came home 4th in 1:45.63.
oh, and Rupp’s time makes him 7th fastest ever indoors replacing at number 7 one K Bekele.
7:30.16 is just a SENSATIONAL job by Galen Rupp. Wow! Good for him.
7:27pt outdoors looks likely, and few have ever done that.
Rupp now WL in 1500, mile, and 3k.
Yeah, 'cause everyone saw that coming.
I remember when Gebremeskel ran 12:46, and someone said that Rupp would have totally in the mix to run 12:4x. I proceeded to scoff at them and state how ridiculous a possibility that was.
I may end up eating my words if Rupp gets into a fast Diamond League 5km. Salazar probably won’t have him going to Europe, but I’d love to see Rupp get into Rome/Paris/Monaco/whatever fast European race.
i wouldnt be at all surprised to see him hop in a fast race after moscow, especially since they will already be over there.
EDIT: remember that salazar did throw ritz into zurich after berlin a few years ago and he set the AR.