can Ali Saidi-Sief win the 5000m?
K. Ken Nakamura for the
2001- It is generally
believed that if the fastest 1500m runner is with the leaders during the final
part of the 5000m race, he is most likely to win the race. However, as
witnessed in the Sydney Olympic Games and again in the World Championships in
Edmonton, that is not necessarily true. Each time the fastest 1500m runner in
the field, Ali Saidi-Sief, was outkicked by slower 1500m runners. The fastest
1500m runner does not necessarily possess the best finishing kick in the last
Edmonton 2001 truly Global
Pat Butcher for the IAAF
12 August 2001
– Edmonton - The final medals table is looking suspiciously like it used to do
in the bad old days of the Cold War. But these are warmer times, and all credit
to the Russians for getting their act back together after the considerable
fall-out following the Soviet disintegration.
gives South Africa Gold
Ed Gordon for the IAAF
12 August 2001 – Edmonton - There was absolutely no possibility that Hestrie
Cloete would successfully clear her final attempt in the high jump on Sunday
afternoon. Already with the knowledge that she had won, the South African's
eyes were so flooded with tears that it was all she could do to keep the
crossbar in focus.
shows she is still The Boss
Nick Davies for the IAAF
12 August 2001 - Edmonton - It’s been a decade since Maria Mutola made her first
appearance at these World Championships, and yet again, she has proved why she
has dominated the 800m for almost as long.
Guerrouj bids farewell to the 1500 metres – maybe
Ed Gordon for the IAAF
12 August 2001 – Edmonton - Adil Kaouch limped home almost
eighteen seconds behind the winner in the 1500 meters Sunday afternoon, but he
was still a satisfied man. His work had been done very well. Almost as well as
in Seville two years ago.
Tegla Loroupe writes the Marathon in Edmonton 2001
12 August 2001 - Tegla Loroupe followed the Marathon live exclusively for the
IAAF web site. You can read Tegla,s running commentary here.More>>>
Nikolay Ivanov for the IAAF
12 August 2001 - Edmonton -
World Champion in the discus throw Moscow athlete,
Natalya Sadova made a wonderful reality out of her greatest dream by beating
Belorussian athlete Ellina Zvereva who was had been world and European champion
while Natalya was getting only silver and bronze medals.
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