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Millrose Games thread
« on: February 09, 2019, 09:02:31 PM »
I'm not usually a huge fan of indoor track but will take in a few meets a year. This year's Millrose Games in NYC were amazing, with American some records and near world records.

Hope that Kemoy Campbell who collapsed while pacing the men's 3000 is okay. Didn't look good at the time, as he was said to be not breathing. Updates indicate that he's in the ICU at Columbia. 
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Re: Millrose Games thread
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2019, 07:00:46 AM »
Update on Campbell, he made it through the night but is in serious condition. Columbia has one of the best cardiac units in the country.
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Re: Millrose Games thread
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2019, 08:48:39 AM »
How good was this meet? Really good.

Ethiopian Kejelcha (now with NOP so take your stand there) just missed the world record in the mile by 0.01. Had he leaned at the tape he might have made it. 3:48.46.

New American records in the 800 by Ajee Wilson (1:58.6) and Donovan Brazier (1:44.4).

And a German star is born. Konstanze Klosterhalfen (nicknamed KoKo) 21 years old from Germany, also training with NOP but coached by Pete Julian not AlSal, broke 4:20 in the mile 4:19.98 (6th best in history) while a whole bunch of American women ran PBs (Quigly in 4:22, and Kate Grace ran 4:24). 

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Re: Millrose Games thread
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2019, 02:52:05 PM »
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There was a stretch in the mid 2000s where I went to the Boston Indoor Games a few years in a row.  Saw lots of great stuff!  Haile, Kenny B, Shalane, Maurice Greene, Tirunesh Dibaba set a couple world records, Regina Jacobs :d .  They know how to bring the talent for sure. 

Hope the dude who collapsed is okay.  Congrats to the other dopers!  :smokin:

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Re: Millrose Games thread
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2019, 07:09:48 PM »
probably not even worth it posting about pro running here, little or no interest
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Re: Millrose Games thread
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2019, 09:08:34 PM »
We had two main indoor arena meets around here.  The Hamilton Spectator Games is now just a high school meet.  The other one, the Toronto Star indoor games has been defunct for a couple of decades.  Guess the fact that both were mainly sponsored by newspapers that are struggling in the internet age doesn't help.

The last time I was at an indoor track meet was the The IAAF World Indoor Championships at Toronto's Skydome in 1996.  The last big indoor track meet in Toronto was the 1997 - Donovan Bailey vs Michael Johnson 150m match for the title of the "Worlds Fastest Man,"  where MJ pulled up lame after 100M. 

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Re: Millrose Games thread
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2019, 08:48:02 AM »
probably not even worth it posting about pro running here, little or no interest

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Re: Millrose Games thread
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2019, 09:58:20 AM »
probably not even worth it posting about pro running here, little or no interest

Pro Running probably ranks ahead of NASCAR around here

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Re: Millrose Games thread
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2019, 11:59:01 AM »
MEMEMEIMINTERESTED!!!  Admittedly I'm not as excited by track (especially indoor) as I once was unless it's olympics/world championships.  But yes, still preferable to nascar.  And powerpoints about ending relationships  :specs:

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Re: Millrose Games thread
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2019, 12:54:43 PM »
Indoor is usually only semi-interesting. In descending order these meets have some significance in the US - World Championships, USAs, Millrose. Other than that a scattering of performances of note. I do follow some college indoor running to see who's up and coming. But even at it's best it's about like pre-season football. There can be some great races but in 2-3 months and for the rest of the year these events usually don't mean very much.
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Re: Millrose Games thread
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2019, 03:59:05 PM »
I feel really out of touch with the high school scene too.  Back in the day I could've rattled off all the top ranked runners nationally and locally and that they ran X time at X meet for X place.  Now I don't know anybody except for a handful of local studs.  And the Utah kids are difficult to follow because they graduate high school and promptly disappear for 2 years on their mormon missions (where they're not allowed to do...basically anything except churchy stuff) after which it takes a while to return to form if they do continue with running.  I really do need to get into coaching! 

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Re: Millrose Games thread
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2019, 09:23:02 AM »
They're giving out Stanley Cups to Millrose Games winners?

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Re: Millrose Games thread
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2019, 08:57:16 PM »
My friends and Mass Velocity teammates Steve Snow, Tucker Taft, Roger Pierce, and Stephen Gould won the 60+ 4 x 400 relay. Roger is actually 73.

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Re: Millrose Games thread
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2019, 09:21:14 PM »
And our women’s 50+ 4x400 won as well, including Diane Pierce (Roger’s wife), 2nd from left, running with an artificial knee,

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Re: Millrose Games thread
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2019, 08:44:57 AM »
Wow, so great Arrojo!
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Re: Millrose Games thread
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2019, 10:34:35 AM »
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Re: Millrose Games thread
« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2019, 01:58:15 PM »
I just finished watching it and thought it was a much better than usual indoor meet.  I thought Murphy looked really good in the mile setting a PR; and a CT woman running for Penn State ran a PR 4:29.  Ajee Wilson set an American record despite a stumble late in the race. 

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Re: Millrose Games thread
« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2019, 02:36:14 PM »
Those masters in the 4X4 ran some fast times!
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Re: Millrose Games thread
« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2019, 05:06:34 PM »
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