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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 12:22 am    Post subject: Webb and USATF: Reply with quote

Hey: for the 1. time, Mr. Webb is a favorite to win a medal during the World Championships and Olympics, even if every other athlete will run their best. He established a great personal best; and I did visit www.usatf.org . . . nothing! If a Polish athlete as little as participates in the Golden League meet, the Polish Track and Field Federation (www.pzla.pl) reports it within 2 hours.
There is a reason why Track and Field in the USA is not as popular as in Europe, or Poland, with respect to the fan base.
It is sad to say that in the USA people remember about Track and Field only as an opportunity to wave the flag, and not to enjoy the events. The true Track and Field fans base is narrow.
It is even sadder that the USA Track and Field is part of the problem, and not part of the solution. I used to be a member of the USATF between before 2001 and 2004 or 2005, but I stopped paying member dues because the organization as the above example illustrates is useless.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is pretty sad. Thumbs Down

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 2:08 pm    Post subject: The Thunder Strikes Twice: Reply with quote

The thunder strikes twice:
Mr. Webb just improved the US national record in a meet in Belgium (21JUL07). Dan, you were right; the long term preparation does make a huge difference. Mr. Webb and his coach or coaches have been diligent, and it starts to payoff. On top of this, he will enjoy two opportunities to score a medal and become the best in world over next 14 months.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was just about to post a thread about Webb taking nearly a second off the US record today...

http://www.iaaf.org/news/Kind=2/newsId=39876.html

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was a great job of setting up a plan and following through on it. very happy to see this only wish I have taken him instead of Lagat in the Fantasy league... ouch.

Did you guys check out the video of the race?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't watched the video, but judging from the splits, it looks like he took it out aggressive and kept pressing the whole way.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 6:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.flocasts.com/flotrack/coverage.php?c=69

For anyone who hasn't seen it...

Actually I think it was the second lap was almost like a gathering lap a gap developed between the first and second pacer - the second pacer basically wound Webb up coming off the turn on the penultimate lap leaving alan to blast the last lap which he did - it was a very impressive performance.
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