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Feb 1, 2017 5:59 PM # 
matzah ball:
lox looks so strong, you'd swear his core was not moving at all.
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Feb 1, 2017 6:07 PM # 
BP:
Yeah, really nice form - didnt look like he was tying up..
Been wondering what Rudisha would run for the 600- my guess is 1:13.x?
Feb 1, 2017 6:26 PM # 
matzah ball:
At the risk of sounding like a know-nothing lets run pundit, I'm not sure DR has ever run indoors. and this was a 200m track, at 6' 3" and very long stride length might not be the best venue for him. bu he has already run 13.12 outdoors. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDITGS-dvuY
Feb 2, 2017 12:25 AM # 
BP:
Nice, thanks for sharing (I'd missed that one). For sure, especially with his build, he would run slower indoors; the question is by how much?
Feb 3, 2017 6:39 PM # 
DWildfogel:
Enjoyed seeing both videos, indoors and out. Back in the day when Martin McGrady was "Chairman of the Boards" (WR in 600 yds indoors), the standard indoor track was 160 yds (11 laps to the mile) and made of wood. I'm sure it's a lot faster running on a 200m track with a synthetic surface.

Minor note of little significance: in 1968, I got to train with McGrady a few times.
Feb 3, 2017 7:10 PM # 
BP:
Dennis, nice historical connection :-)
Have to agree it is psychologically easier, and yes faster to run 8 laps to a mile on a mondo surface than on "yesteryear's" format. Thrrow in banked turns and you are cooking! Having said that tall / large, well built runners still struggle on the tight bends indoors.
Feb 4, 2017 7:51 AM # 
O-ing:
Lox looked a little clunky compared to the other "Chairman of the Boards". Coghlan was a beautifully smooth mover.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGXGTfGB_wc
Feb 4, 2017 3:06 PM # 
BP:
Agree and fun to watch!
Coe maybe a tad smoother?
Feb 5, 2017 3:52 AM # 
O-ing:
Yes, Coe was the best to watch and of course was faster - but Coghlan sometimes had that extra kick - not in the Olympics unfortunately.
Actually there was another Irish runner who had great technique and did well on the boards - Marcus O'Sullivan - and he was very smooth running as well.

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