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 Bekele!
OldManRunner
Runworks 2005 5M Racer
Rochester, NY
Joined: 28 Nov 2004
Posts: 262

Bekele! Posted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 3:26 pm 

Ohhhh! Did you see that! As the announcers said, he'll never make that mistake again!

Bricks
Runworks 2005 5M Racer
Chicago
Joined: 09 Dec 2004
Posts: 222

Re: Bekele! Posted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 3:59 pm 

I was just coming on to make a post about that. That was painful to watch, especially considering the month he's had.

Rickshaw
Runworks 2005 5M Racer
San Francisco, CA
Joined: 26 Nov 2004
Posts: 1157

Re: Bekele! Posted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 5:56 pm 

And me without ESPN...

Rickshaw
Runworks 2005 5M Racer
San Francisco, CA
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Posts: 1157

Re: Bekele! Posted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 6:06 pm 

Actually, let me make a guess here. Knowing nothing except the two comments above, I'm guessing he was leading the race near the finish, then backed off in the final meters to wave to the crowd or something, only to have a hard-charging opponent surge from behind him and nip him at the tape. Am I right?

Bricks
Runworks 2005 5M Racer
Chicago
Joined: 09 Dec 2004
Posts: 222

Re: Bekele! Posted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 7:57 pm 

No, he mis-counted the laps. As he sprinted hard to the 'finish' and slowed across the line thinking he had won, the bell signaling the final lap rang. it was too late for him to recover from the slow down even if he would have had the gas to keep going...

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