LetsRun.com's 2010 Heusden KBC Nacht Distance Recap And Analysis: Acosta 3:36/Donohue 4:03/Nelson 13:20
By LetsRun.comJuly 10, 2010
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Kenya's David Rudisha ran a 1:41.51 on Saturday black at the KBC Nacht accommodated in Heusden (Belgium) to become aloof the 4th man in history beneath 1:42-flat. Rudisha, whose antecedent PR was 1:42.01 from Rieti aftermost September, now is the 2nd-fastest 800 man in history as he confused accomplished both Seb Coe (1:41.73) and Joaquim Cruz (1:41.77) on the best list.
In the history of the world, including today, alone seven times has a man run beneath 1:42.00 for 800 meters.
Seb Coe was the aboriginal back he ran 1:41.73 in Firenze on June 10th in 1981 at the age of 24. Never afresh did he breach 1:42.00. Joaquim Cruz additionally bankrupt 1:42 already in his career back he ran 1:41.77 in Köln on August 26, 1984 at the age of 21.
Current apple almanac holder Wilson Kipketer is the alone man in history to accept burst 1:42 added than once. Kipketer aboriginal did it back he ran 1:41.83 in Rieti on September 1st 1996 at the age of 26. The abutting year, Kipketer bankrupt 1:42 three times, as he aboriginal equaled Coe's apple almanac by active 1:41.73 in Stockholm on July 7th, afore active faster in Zürich on August 13th (1:41.24) and faster still in Köln on August 24th (1:41.11). During that magical summer of 1997, Kikpeter three times bankrupt 1:42.00 starting in aboriginal July.
Rudisha acutely could accept a agnate blazon of summer. Time will acquaint if he ends up accepting a bewitched summer like Kikpeter did in 1997 but the parallels are there. Back Kikpeter aboriginal bankrupt 1:42 in 1997, it came in his eighth 800 chase of the year and on July 7th. The chase today was Rudisha's eighth 800 of the year as able-bodied and the date is of advance July 10th.
The 7 1:41s in History:
1:41.11 - Wilson Kipketer - August 24, 19971:41.24 - Wilson Kipketer - August 13, 1997 1:41.51 - David Rudisha - July 10, 20101:41.73 - Seb Coe - June 10, 19811:41.73 - Wilson Kipketer - July 7 19971:41.77 - Joaquim Cruz - August 26, 19841:41.83 - Wilson Kikpeter - September 1, 1996
The chase is acutely a affair of beauty. You can watch the video below:
More: On The Boards: Rudisha 1:41.51!!!!!!Full Results:
Rudisha Post Chase Comments (2nd Part here):
Men's 1,500 - AJ Acosta Backs Up His 3:53 Mile With A 3:36 1,500 And Beats Lopez Lomong In The Process2010 NCAA 1,500 beat runner-up AJ Acosta ran a big 1,500 PR of 3:36.48 to get third abaft two Kenyans in the 1,500. Acosta's antecedent 1,500 PR was 3:39.44, but he had run a beauteous 3:53.76 mile at the Pre Classic aftermost week. Acosta's achievement tonight shows that the 3:53 was absolutely no fluke, as this 1,500 basically converts to absolutely the aforementioned time (we catechumen it to 3:53.80 for the abounding mile). Additionally Acosta defeated US champ Lopez Lomong, who was alone 7th in 3:38.39.
Women's 1,500 - Donohue PRs To Accomplishment 2nd2008 US Olympian and 2010 USA runner-up Erin Donohue set a new PR of 4:03.91 to accomplishment additional in the women's 1,500, which was won by Ethiopia's Arigawi Abebe. Donohue's antecedent claimed best was 4:05.21 set on July 13th aftermost year. Donohue had additionally run 4:05 in 2007 but her melancholia best advancing into this chase was the 4:07.22 she ran to accomplishment 11th in the adidas accommodated in New York on June 12th. Looking at the 2010 US list, Donohue now sits at #3.
1. Morgan Uceny - 4:02.40. 2. Christin Wurth - 4:03.44 3. Erin Donohue - 4:03.91 4. Shannon Rowbury - 4:04.00
More: On The Boards: Erin Donahue 4:03.9 - the USA women 1500 ascendancy continues!
Other Action - Tim Nelson Runs 13:20 As Olinger Struggles In Steeple. Craig Mottram 13:36 Full after-effects arise below, but it's account acquainted that 27:31 10k man Tim Nelson of the USA had a accomplished assuming in the men's 5,000 as he set a new PR of 13:20.33 (previous PR 13:24.87).
Also in the men's steeple 8:19 man Brian Olinger had yet addition asperous day as he alone ran 8:38. Olinger opened up his 2010 attack with a able 8:28 aboriginal in the year, but not abundant has gone appropriate for him back as he was alone in the heats of USAs in his aftermost steeple. had to cull out of the USA final with a bottom injury.
Craig Mottram abiding from abrasion ran 13:36 in the 5k.
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