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  • #6782

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Find the live video for free here.

    If anyone has trouble with the video, give me a shout out on this thread and I'll do my best to give a play by play. If I don't hear from anyone, I'll assume anyone interested found the video and is watching there.

  • #24074

    Double
    Member

    I can't get the video up. 

    DD

  • #24075

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    I had some trouble with it but got it up about the time they got to the 2 mile mark.

    No big news right now, one guy is out on front, a non-contender. All the favorites are in a large chase pack shortly behind the leader. Pace started slow but mile 4 for the chase pack was 5:00 and mile 5 was 5:03. The pace is getting to where it's supposed to be.

  • #24076

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    The pack is about to overtake the leader and the real race is about to start. So far, no sign of the loss of any favorites.

    Leader just passed 10k in 32:22 with the leaders of the chase pack 3 seconds back.

  • #24077

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Leader is Michael Wardian (sp?), about to be swallowed up.

  • #24078

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Fasil Bizuneh has taken the lead. Just a step or two at the moment.

  • #24079

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Mile 6, 4:56. Mile 7, 5:13.

  • #24080

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Brian Sell taking the pace for a bit, not making a break but trying to make the pace honest.

  • #24081

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Abdi, Ritz, Sell, then the pack.

  • #24082

    Double
    Member

    Wardian, I've ran with him.  He used to do 100ks.  Is it windy out there?

  • #24083

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Looks like a 4:56 for mile 8.

  • #24084

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    I don't see much wind in the trees but they were talking about some strong winds, even beach erosion warnings nearby.

  • #24085

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    A bit of a break here. Abdi, Ritz, Hall, Meb.

  • #24086

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Bizuneh also.

  • #24087

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    For the record, as the announcers pointed out, Wardian didn't go out and flame out. He went out at 5:15 pace, his race pace, and it just happened that nobody went with him or faster.

  • #24088

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Looks like Browne wants to get with the lead pack. Looking for help from the likes of Rohatinsky but not getting any yet.

  • #24089

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Browne is closing the gap. Hall, Ritz, Abdi, Meb, Browne just behind. Fasil Bizuneh has fallen off.

    Reports are that the wind is picking up on the course.

  • #24090

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Just passed 50 minutes race time, Meb and Hall taking the pace.

  • #24091

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Looks like this might turn into a 5 man race early on. Reports are the chase pack is 100 meters back. Just reported a 4:44 mile.

  • #24092

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Josh Cox is breaking from the chase pack but he has a lot of ground to make up.

  • #24093

    Double
    Member

    4:44 must have been a tail wind

  • #24094

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Looks like Culpepper is dragging the chase pack out, hoping to gain some ground on the leaders.

    4:44 could have also been downhill. This is in Central Park, a rolling course.

  • #24095

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Looks like 4:55 for mile 11.

  • #24096

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Khannouchi has now broken a bit from the pack. Chasing down Cox at the moment.

  • #24097

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Khannouchi moving past Cox and chasing down the lead pack.

  • #24098

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Cox is falling back into the pack.

  • #24099

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Khannouchi 15 seconds back from the lead pack.

  • #24100

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    The wind is becoming a factor. Passed an hour with Khannouchi chasing down the lead pack of Abdi, Hall, Browne, Ritz, Meb.

  • #24101

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    4:59 for mile 12, just over 1:01.

    If the wind is becoming a factor, it might make it hard for KK or for anyone else to bridge the gap.

  • #24102

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    KK is 19 seconds back. Losing ground.

  • #24103

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Browne is losing contact with the lead pack. Might be turning into a race of 4.

  • #24104

    Double
    Member

    Maybe the bigger people will have an advantage in this wind?  Are they taking turns drafting or is it a free for all?

  • #24105

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Correction: Browne brought it back in but he does seem to be struggling more than the rest

    4:46 mile 13, mid-1:05 for somewhere around 2:11 pace.

  • #24106

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    It's pretty much a free for all. Hall seems to be controlling the pace, I have seen very little of Meb. This could be Meb's race, he's really sitting back and letting the other guys do the work.

  • #24107

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    I'd worry about Hall with how much he's been leading.

    Halfway in 1:06:20.

  • #24108

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Khannouchi is working hard but seems to be losing ground.

  • #24109

    Double
    Member

    No TV coverage, but at least American Snowmobiler is on.

  • #24110

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Ritz in the lead now, Meb has been sitting 2nd-4th pretty much the whole way.

    LOL, snowmobiles are more fun, aren't they?  😉

  • #24111

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Mile 14, 4:53. Meb is side by side with Ritz.

  • #24112

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Sell is making a break and has help with Jason Lehmkuhle but is 37 seconds back.

  • #24113

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Pretty cool, the crowd chanting “Brian Sell! Brian Sell!”

  • #24114

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Hall back to the lead yet again. He's going to burn himself out if he keeps taking the lead.

  • #24115

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Hall and Ritz up front, the veterans letting the young guys do the work. KK reportedly about 25 seconds back.

  • #24116

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Mile 15 4:53, at about 1:15:30.

  • #24117

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Abdi now taking the lead.

  • #24118

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    At 25k, Browne actually came back and has taken the lead.

  • #24119

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Browne is that big guy who, as you stated, may be able to handle the wind. And he's not been taking much of the wind yet, sitting in the back of the lead pack.

  • #24120

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    As they come through the finish area, you can see KK has made up some ground. He is back in the race.

  • #24121

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Mile 16, 4:59.

  • #24122

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Browne is back to the back of the lead pack and Hall is back to the front.

    Culpepper has dropped out.

  • #24123

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Khannouchi is looking good. You can see him in the back when they show the lead pack.

  • #24124

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Browne is falling off the back again.

  • #24125

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Ryan Hall is making a move.

  • #24126

    Double
    Member

    How many guys are up towards the front in total?

  • #24127

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    He's built up a few steps on Meb and Ritz is just behind Meb. Abdi has dropped behind Browne.

  • #24128

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Hall has built up a bit of a gap, a pack of 4 just behind, then KK behind the pack. Somewhere back there but possibly a bit too far back is Sell.

  • #24129

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    This is Hall's big move. He's building a good gap here.

  • #24130

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Ritz chasing down Hall, Browne back in it in third, then Meb, Abdi.

  • #24131

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    It looks like Meb just passed Browne.

  • #24132

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Hall by 11 seconds over Ritz.

  • #24133

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Abdi has been dropped. It's a 4 man race at the moment. The key battle is Meb/Browne for third.

  • #24134

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Meb is making a move on Browne for third.

  • #24135

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Hall just dropped a 4:32 mile!

  • #24136

    GTF
    Member

    These commentators are inane.

  • #24137

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Browne just won't go away, just passed Meb back for third.

  • #24138

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Yeah, I'm listening as much for the names because it was hard to see who the guys were, though it's clear now.

  • #24139

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Ritz is 20 seconds back (I'm also listening for the splits).

  • #24140

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Browne has put a gap on Meb.

  • #24141

    GTF
    Member

    Abdi DNF

  • #24142

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Abdi has dropped out.

  • #24143

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Last mile 4:41.

  • #24144

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Hall has a 27 second lead.

  • #24145

    Double
    Member

    What mile are they at?

  • #24146

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Looks like a 4:34 for mile 20.

  • #24147

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Hall has 26 seconds on Ritz.

  • #24148

    GTF
    Member

    Mile 20

  • #24149

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Browne had to stop.

  • #24150

    GTF
    Member

    Browne cramping in the calf, stopped momentarily to stretch.

  • #24151

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Cramping. Took a moment to stretch.

  • #24152

    GTF
    Member

    Doing it again.

  • #24153

    GTF
    Member

    Sell in 4th, :25 behind Browne!

  • #24154

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    GTF, did you see a mile 21 split?

  • #24155

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    There it is, 4:40.

  • #24156

    GTF
    Member

    Sorry, no.  Sell has closed to :15 behind Browne.

  • #24157

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Sell 12 seconds back.

  • #24158

    GTF
    Member

    Gotta wonder if Hall will crash running like that on this course.  KK & Meb in 4th & 5th, together.

  • #24159

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Meb and KK are side by side for 5th and 6th.

  • #24160

    GTF
    Member

    62″ lead for Hall.

  • #24161

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    I've been wondering about Hall but man, he looks good. Still, gotta wonder if it's going to hit him.

  • #24162

    GTF
    Member

    He is still really cranking, was that 4:48?  Passed his bottle.

  • #24163

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Sell 10 seconds back.

  • #24164

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    My take right now, Hall, Ritz, Sell.

  • #24165

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Looks like a 4:51 for 22, having some trouble reading the split graphic.

  • #24166

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Sell is about to pass Browne.

  • #24167

    GTF
    Member

    Sell overtaking a gimping Browne.

  • #24168

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Sell taking third. I wouldn't be surprised if Browne drops out soon.

  • #24169

    GTF
    Member

    Well, Browne could still make a good chunk of change to finish.

  • #24170

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    At 35k, Hall leading by 1:07.

  • #24171

    GTF
    Member

    Sub-2:10 pace for Hall.

  • #24172

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Mile 23, 4:42.

  • #24173

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    It wouldn't seem impossible for Sell to take second with a strong finish.

  • #24174

    GTF
    Member

    Sell looks GREAT!

  • #24175

    GTF
    Member

    Hall is so relaxed, just rolling.

  • #24176

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    So does Hall, that's incredible for him.

  • #24177

    GTF
    Member

    4:42

  • #24178

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Ritz is working but also looks good.

  • #24179

    GTF
    Member

    Browne & Lehmkuhle 4th & 5th — where are KK & Meb?

  • #24180

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Mile 24: 4:52.

  • #24181

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    They were 5th and 6th, probably back to 6th/7th now.

  • #24182

    GTF
    Member

    Ooh, Ryan Shay hospitalized.  No idea why.

  • #24183

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Well, I didn't think both of the young guys would make it in but those two are controlling it. Impressive.

    Reports that Ryan Shay had a medical emergency and is being taken to a hospital.

  • #24184

    GTF
    Member

    Ritz is the only one that surprises me. 

  • #24185

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    40k in about 2:02:25

  • #24186

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Mile 25, 4:47.

  • #24187

    GTF
    Member

    Browne :40 behind Sell.

  • #24188

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Hall is celebrating…for good reason.

  • #24189

    GTF
    Member

    KK in 4th and Lehmkuhle in 5th. 

  • #24190

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Khannouchi up to 4th but too little, too late.

  • #24191

    GTF
    Member

    Hard to believe some of the stuff that is flying out of the commentator's mouth: “He took this field and spanked it around a bit.”

  • #24192

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Mile 26, 4:49 while celebrating.

  • #24193

    GTF
    Member

    2:09:01

  • #24194

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    I have a 2:09:01 winning time for Hall while celebrating for about 5 miles.

  • #24195

    GTF
    Member

    2:09:02 officially.

  • #24196

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Ritz second.

    Official winning time 2:09:02 for Hall.

  • #24197

    GTF
    Member

    Ritz around 2:11:07

  • #24198

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Ritz second in about 2:11:06.

  • #24199

    GTF
    Member

    2:11:40 for Sell.

  • #24200

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Sell third in about 2:11:40.

  • #24201

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    KK odd man out, 2:12:33.

  • #24202

    GTF
    Member

    KK in 4th, 2:12:35.  Might be an alternate, might go if Ritz goes in the 10.  Browne in 5th.

  • #24203

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    According to the reporters, Ritz would rather run the 10,000 than the marathon so KK could still get in.

  • #24204

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Final result:
    Ryan Hall
    Dathan Ritzenhein
    Brian Sell
    Khalid Khannouchi, alternate

  • #24205

    GTF
    Member

    Meb in 8th.

  • #24206

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Official times
    Ryan Hall: 2:09:02
    Dathan Ritzenhein: 2:11:07
    Brian Sell: 2:11:40

  • #24207

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Time for me to check out. Heck of a race!

  • #24208

    Double
    Member

    Thanks Ryan

  • #24209

    MothAudio
    Member

    Thanks for the updates. Wasn't able to get the feed until late in the race.

  • #24210

    Peter
    Member

    Great Commentary Ryan and GTF. You guys would have been better than Reavis and Butthead (er, Trautwig)  😛
    Interesting how they mentioned Ryan Shay and the medical emergency around mile 20 (14-15 miles after the fact). Not at all surprised that no mention was made of his death until much later.

    All in all, the coverage was really good. I started watching around 13 miles, and was amazed at Hall's 2nd half of 1:02:40, nearly 4 minutes faster than his first half on that hilly course!!

  • #24211

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Let NBC know that. I'd be willinig to take a free trip to Boston and watch the women's Trials while calling the play by play. 😉 I'm sure GTF wouldn't mind, either. With their resources, I bet our play by play would even improve.

  • #24212

    GTF
    Member

    I was discussing this with an amigo on a run yesterday.  It seems that the chief difference is that Reavis and Trautwig were going on as if they were doing a televised broadcast for NBC, rather than a webcast.  All of the trivial prattle they were churning out might be what is called for (by producers) to engage a more general audience, but a webcast has a more specific target — only those who are (much) more than marginally interested would be bothering to watch, it is not as if channel-surfers would happen upon it and check it out.  That seemingly should be one of the positives of webcasting, that the product (including the commentary) can be better attuned to an intent audience that does not need so much dumbing-down and over-explanation and just plain inane observations.  It could be a more focussed product, catering more closely to the preferences of the core audience.  It could be that they were acting on the instructions of their producers or perhaps the producers did not really care and let them do what they wanted since those who are interested in watching the race itself are not likely to let some gasbag commentary lead them to stop watching.  Perhaps there could be some kind of live audio up-link that someone could arrange to have some volunteer commentary from better sources and muting the video while watching the women's OT.  Any word on a possible women's OT webcast?

  • #24213

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    I haven't heard any official word but I'm under the impression that there will be a similar arrangement for the women. NBC/Mediazone are going for a big push into the Olympics. It's possible that we'll see the same kind of coverage, though possibly not for free, for the Olympics next year.

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