SPLITS BY THE WINNERS OF THE BOSTON MARATHON | ALSO, LET’S TALK ABOUT “CV” (P.3)
For some athletes, this race was right up their alley and suited them well. For others, it was a tactical game to the very finish line. The 2:04 marathoners in this men’s race were projected for 2:10 up to 20 miles and beyond. It became a 5 kilometer race in the end, and still the winner was decided with a sprint. Conversions are no good for that so championship marathons do not usually produce great CVs. For the American men, it was perfect and you will see my post on them later.
In the women’s race, Degefa charged to the front and out on her own ran approximately 2:18 pace (considering the elevation differences, she was locked solid in at her PB effort). Seeing hills in a marathon for the first time (her previous 26.2 attempts came in the flat Dubai Marathon), she slowed a bit but held on enough for victory. You are not guaranteed a great CV for doing what she did.
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SPLITS BY THE WINNERS OF THE BOSTON MARATHON | ALSO, LET’S TALK ABOUT “CV” (P.2)
I think many want to know more on what the CV thing is about, so here is a little rundown on that and how I would apply it to yesterday’s post.
In our sport, there are many variables either controllable or uncontrollable which affect the outcome of the event. While who’s first and who’s last remains the same, the detail of how someone could have done if something had gone differently is insightful.
For Boston, I viewed the splits adding or taking the time gained or lost by elevation changes (knowing the details of the course and formulas for determining time gain and loss) and applied my mental pace calculator which is looking for how evenly the race was run. Wind is usually a considerable factor in this but the crosswinds in this race were insignificant to the pacing by the athletes. The number after reviewing this is what comes next to “~” under my posts, followed by a time.
In part two, I take or give seconds depending on what ideal conditions would have meant for the overall time. This means a little bit like what a breaking 2 attempt kind of situation is but without all of the illegal factors. You can call Berlin or Monaco equivalent meetings to this of what I am talking about. It is such things as the weather or course as noted above that goes into determining a time, for the purposes of fairly comparing performances with other athletes. There was a slight aid from the crosswinds which came from the south direction (30 seconds, I determined with a calculator) but the approximately 30 seconds lost to the course balances it all out. Temperature was great in Boston considering the windchill so nothing was taken for that. That eventually left us with what came next to the “–“ in result.
Catch the end of this in Part 3
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Reposted from @nigeriannostalgiaproject - - [ ] “The Golden Girl” In 1973, she was a sensation, ….and she was phenomenal! A simple girl with a “flash”(pun intended) of greatness. Modupe Oshikoya was the consummate athlete who by her accomplishments in track and field at the 2nd All-Africa games held in Lagos that year, delivered astonishing victories by winning gold medals in the 100 meters hurdles, the high jump; for which she held the African record for more than 10 years, and the long jump events. By her wins, Ms. Oshikoya captured the imagination, aspirations, and pride of a nation that was possibly still readjusting to it’s raison d’être after the fragmentation of its delicate structure and a civil war that ended barely 2 years prior. Her wins produced a kind of national sentiment and fervor comparable to, or perhaps even more profound than, occasions when Nigerian soccer teams in international tournament matches, have toppled a tough opponent and actually won. She was just 22. Some of her contemporaries recall watching her on the Methodist Girls High School (MGHS) relay team where despite the lackluster performance of the others it would be up to her to make up for what they lacked, to secure a win. Modupe Oshikoya is pictured here at the 1974 Commonwealth Games in New Zealand, where she won gold in the women's long jump, silver in the pentathlon and bronze in the 100 meters hurdles events.She was Nigeria’s Olympic hopeful for the 1976 Olympiad in Montréal, Canada if Nigeria hadn't joined with 28 other African countries to boycott the games in protest against the IOC’s refusal to ban New Zealand for flouting a UN resolution of a sporting ban against South Africa and apartheid rule. By 1982, Modupe Oshikoya had moved to America and was a student at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) where she won Gold for the school in the 100 meters, the long jump, 100 meters hurdles and the heptathlon at the NCAA Championships Modupe Oshikoya is from Ikorodu, and she is indeed, the golden girl. #GreatNigerianStories - #regrann#TeamNigeria#athlete#Athletics#Tracknation#TrackAndField
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Hearing my country's National Anthem while on the podium was indeed a great joy and experience for me. Words can't express how happy and how proud I was. With this, I thank God for the massive win and pray for more to come 🙏
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