MAIN TOPIC:MINIMIZING MISTAKES AND MAXIMIZING TRIUMPHS
MINIMIZING MISTAKES AND MAXIMIZING TRIUMPHS
First congratulations to our AtoZrunners: Kristi, Mark, and Julie all ran half marathons
Julie 3rd in AG
Note about Mistakes and Triumphs…
Not about zero mistakes (not possible)
Not about finding triumph in every experience (unrealistic)
Seeing failures as valuable and inevitable at times
Measuring success in many ways
Success can be…
Winning the conflict (man vs. man/self/nature)
The women’s marathon went out spicy. Really fast, like under world record pace fast!
Won by Gotytom Gebreslase
Close with Judith Korir who led most of the way. Korir ran a new personal best in the race, 2:18:20
New Championship Women’s Marathon Record of 2:18:11
SUCCESS: Maybe most impressive was bronze medal winner, Lonah Salpeter. She told World Athletics, “I remained patient after the ladies pushed early in the race, no matter how the race would unfold. Today, it was truly a fantastic achievement. The marathon starts at 30km.”
Ruth Chepngetich of Kenya dropped just before 20km due to stomach problems.
Eritrea national record: 2:20:29 set by Nazret Weldu.
Sara Hall 5th- 2:22:10
Emma Bates 7th- 2:23:18
Keira D’Amato- 2:23:34
SUCCESS: Sarah Hall & Emma Bates practiced patience and reaped the rewards.
SUCCESS: D’Amato salvaged her race and made it a strong marathon by making some in race decisions after taking her shot by going out with the leaders.
Gotytom Gebreslase (Ethiopia)
Judith Jeptum Korir (Kenya)
Lonah Chemtai Salpeter (Israel)
The BIG mistake: most women weren’t paying attention
Thought the race would be the same old… until it wasn’t
Only ones paying attention were Faith Kipyegon and Laura Muir
Faith Kipyegon (Keyna)
Gudaf Tsegay (Ethiopia)
Laura Muir (Great Britain)
Was like a brawl…
Two kinds of runners in this one: scrappy brawlers and patient time-biders
Soufiane el Bakkali (Morocco)
Lamecha Girma (Ethiopia)
Conseslus Kipruto (Kenya)
(6th: Evan Jager – USA)
Abel Kipsang (Kenya) set a punishing tempo
Jakob Ingebrigsten (Norway) was all about it and took over at the half to keep the pressure on
Might have been a mistake…
Jake Wightman (Great Britain)
Jakob Ingebrigsten (Norway)
Mohammed Katir (Spain)
Norah Jeruto (Kazakhstan) ran like the only place worth being was first… the whole time
Others tried to challenge at different points, but she refused to relinquish the lead
Definitely helped her stay out of trouble on the jumps
Result was championship record and one of the fastest times in history
Everyone outside of the medals paid for it
Werkuha Getachew (Ethiopia)
Mekides Abebe (Ethiopia)
(6th – Courtney Frerichs – USA)
(Source World Athletics)
Team dynamics took a front seat to the 5,000m spectacle.
Ethiopia’s women’s team led the way, changing off leads throughout the race: Gudaf Tsegay, Letensenbet Gidey, and Dalit Seyaum.
Sifan Hassan played it cool in the back of the pack, slowly moving up throughout the race.
MISTAKE: With over 200m Sifan took the lead to put herself in medal contention. It may have been a little too early for what she has left, or the the other women’s kicks were just stronger.
Of the Ethiopian trio, Tsegay claimed the victory, running a final lap of 59.9 secs for a 14:46.29.
SUCCESS: Beatrice Chebet of Kenya was 4th at the bell and stormed up the straight for a silver medal. Her success was that she kept herself in the mix without getting into trouble.
Bronze went to another of the Ethiopia’s women, Dalit Seyaum.
MISTAKE: Note about this race from USA’s Elise Cranny, no rythum, herky jerky…. took her kick, dropped around 800m. Ended up in 9th. Karissa dropped from a muscle strain, Emily finished 14th.
Just a lot of chilling (apparently very hot as many were grabbing waters off the table during the race)
The smart thing was to stay out of trouble and near the front
USA’s Grant Fisher looked like he did everything right…
Until 100m to go when Jacob Krop (Kenya) cut him off and clipped his foot
Jakob Ingebrigsten’s redemption: ran like he had something to prove, unlike the 1500m
Oscar Chelimo (Uganda)
(6th – Grant Fisher – USA)
One of the most highly anticipated races, by at least me!
Three US women in final: Athing Mu, Ajee Wilson, Raevyn Rogers
Athing Mu didn’t take the lead like she normally does. She was right in second
Athing Mu became the FIRST AMERICAN to win a gold at the Outdoor World Championships in the 800m.
The race came down to a battle on the straight away between two 20-year-olds, Athing Mu and Keely Hodgkinson.
Athing Mu (USA)
Keely Hodgkinson (Great Britain)
Mary Moraa (Kenya)
Raeyvn Rogers, 6th
Ajee’ Wilson, 8th
MISTAKE: Both sat too far back. Race went out too conservatively for positioning that far in the back.