We pretty well began these columns writing about what a wacky event the 800 metres was and how it had replaced unpredictable events like the pole vault as the flakiest on the championship program.

It was noted it had been 10 years, since current world record-holder Wilson Kipketer in 1999, since one man had dominated the event (adding an honourable mention to Andre Bucher in 2001).

The disparity between what happens in the one-off races on the international circuit and what happens after three, cut-throat rounds at a championship was likewise pointed out….Read More

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