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Who is currently the best 5000m man?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2005 3:20 pm    Post subject: Best 5000m man for the U.S. Reply with quote

Best 5000m man for the U.S. I would have to go with two individual who have recorded good peformances but haven't fully displayed their potential in the event:

Benard Lagat
Alan Webb
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2005 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have Lagat or Webb ever run a 5k on the track professionally?

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2005 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think either of them have. But if we are going to talk potential, how about Galen Rupp? His 2nd place in the 10K at the NCAA's is very impressive. Can he run the 5K too?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 12:57 pm    Post subject: What Reply with quote

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Being that Galen is the High School and AJR in the 5000m I guess he could run the 5000m as well. I was impressed by his top 8 finish at last year 2004 World Junior Championship which was won by Augustine Choge (12:57.01 at age 17 in 2004)!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How old is Lagat? I wonder if he'll ever move up.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would guess Lagat is about 29, give or take.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2005 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dan do you know who Augustine Choge's manager is...? While he (manager) wasn't there at Augustine's birth world reknown and new U.S. citizen Benard Lagat was and he vouches for Augustine's birth as well as the birth certificate. I agree there are some Africans who aren't sure of they exact birthdate but its not that common now in 2005 and Augustine appears to be his documented age. Still impressive times for such a young athlete I agree!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2005 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Dan do you know who Augustine Choge's manager is...?

Nope, sorry.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2005 4:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just thought I would post this about Lagat

He has already run the 5K a few times (set his PR this year at 13:14) he was also a pretty good XC guy back when he was at WSU. so yeah he certainly woul dbe a good 5K guy -if he trained for it... certainly woul dhave a devastating kick if it wasn't drilled out of him...

As far as Webb is concerned he also has already run the 5k he has won the 5K the last two years at Penn... hmmm I think last year was like 13:40's and if I recall this year was faster.... OK looked it up 13:30.25


Biography: Bernard LAGAT (USA)


Sex Weight Height Date of birth Place of birth

M 61 1.75 12 12 1974 Kapsabet (KEN)



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Performance Wind Place Date
800 Metres 1:46.00 Berlin 10 08 2003

1000 Metres 2:18.70 Sydney 14 09 2000

1500 Metres 3:26.34 Bruxelles 24 08 2001

One Mile 3:47.28 Roma 29 06 2001

2000 Metres 4:55.49 Stockholm 30 07 1999

3000 Metres 7:33.51 Monaco 18 08 2000

5000 Metres 13:14.71 Walnut, CA 15 04 2005


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800 Metres 1:47.07 Kingston, JAM 07 05 2005

1500 Metres 3:34.34 Carson, CA 22 05 2005

One Mile 3:51.53 Eugene, OR 04 06 2005

5000 Metres 13:14.71 Walnut, CA 15 04 2005


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800 Metres
2004 1:46.96 Walnut, CA 18 04 2004

2003 1:46.00 Berlin 10 08 2003

2002 1:46.90 Palo Alto, CA 30 03 2002

2000 1:46.85 Helsinki 15 06 2000

1999 1:46.06 Köln 08 08 1999

1998 1:46.02 Paris 29 07 1998
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2000 2:18.70 Sydney 14 09 2000
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2004 3:27.40 Zürich 06 08 2004

2003 3:30.55 Zürich 15 08 2003

2002 3:27.91 Monaco 19 07 2002

2001 3:26.34 Bruxelles 24 08 2001

2000 3:28.51 Zürich 11 08 2000

1999 3:30.56 Zürich 11 08 1999

1998 3:34.48 Stuttgart 19 07 1998

1997 3:41.19 1997

1996 3:37.7 A 1996
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2004 3:57.11 Des Moines, IA 24 04 2004

2003 3:50.21 Eugene, OR 24 05 2003

2002 3:52.63 Eugene 26 05 2002

2001 3:47.28 Roma 29 06 2001

2000 3:49.84 Bruxelles 25 08 2000
2000 Metres
1999 4:55.49 Stockholm 30 07 1999
3000 Metres
2000 7:33.51 Monaco 18 08 2000
5000 Metres
2002 13:19.14 WALNUT, CA 19 04 2002

2001 13:30.54 WALNUT, CA 20 04 2001

2000 13:23.46 WALNUT, CA 14 04 2000

1999 13:36.12 Stanford 07 05 1999
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2005 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, I didn't know he had turned in a 13:14. That definitely makes him legit if he were to choose to focus on the event.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 9:59 am    Post subject: Iaasc Songok Reply with quote

Iaasc Songok has just threw his name in the hat as a INCREDIBLE 5000m talent (3:30.99 1500m PB 2004) by defeating Eliud Kipchoge twice in two 5000m races. Will Iaasc become another one season wonder like Abrahm Chebii or will his coach Brother Colm continue to steer him to greatness?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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by defeating Eliud Kipchoge twice in two 5000m races.

And my fantasy roster is none too pleased by it...

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In a well paced race, I'd go with Bekele. He has that ability to run endlessly at a high rate of speed.

Based on Webb's Pre showing, I could envision a race in the 13:15 range.

Rupp may not have the speed at this point. He did run a sub 7:50 3K, but he hasn't broken 4 for the mile, or even 3:45 for 1500, I think.

Goucher might be the next American to break 13:00
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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2006 9:12 pm    Post subject: The American to run sub 13 minutes Reply with quote

The next American to run sub 13 minutes would have to be Alan Webb as he will have the perfect opportunity as he is entered to run the 5000m vs KENENISA BEKELE at the Super Grand Prix meet in Paris, France. Alan Webb's 10000m debut of 27:34 could have been slightly faster if he was being towed instead of one of the leaders in the field, which bode well on him threatening the 13 minute barrier in France. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think El Guerrouj if he was a long distance runner. Hes a middle distance runner, and if at that level he beat Bekele, he would do much better if he was long distance.
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