Eaton vs Hardee

Hardee vs Eaton

First of all. it’s GREAT to be back. School sucks, it;’s very time consuming and at the end of the day, I just could not muster the energy to put together a couple of sentences.

Anywho….

… The Decathlon, absolute fvcking hell, a combined event consisting of 10 track and field events. It is an event created for people who are not great at one specific event, but consistent at around 8 events.

Told ya

Sad Fact: I cannot name a Decathlete outside of the US: Dan O’Brien, Bryan Clay, Trey Hardee, Ashton Eatin’. *notice 3 of 4 named are bi/tri/quad-racial. Coincidence or Conspiracy???

Pika!?!

Ashton Eaton is a MONSTER. He is a WR holder(Heptathlon), and he is possibly not even in the prime of his career. His strengths are the running events. He has 45 second 400m and 10-low 100m speed. He isn’t too shabby at the Long Jump, but his major downfall is the throwing events. He doesn’t suck, but he has work w3rk to do.

Smell ya l8tr

And then there was Trey Hardee. The Trey Hardee. 2-time World Champion Trey Hardee. Vestavia Hills, AL’s Finest. Trey is also an amazing athlete. He is Kobe Bryant to Ashon Eaton’s Lebron James. He performs when it counts.

Looks about right to me.

Unlike Eaton, Hardee excels in the throws; but it wouldn’t hurt if he improved in the running events.

So Let’s look at both athletes PRs Head-to-Head:

James Hardee | Ashton Eaton

100m – 10.40 | 10.26 100m

Long Jump – 7.88 | 8.16Long Jump

Shot Put 15.63  | 14.74 – Shot Put

High Jump – 2.05 | 2.11 – High Jump

400m – 47.51 | 45.68400m

110m Hurdles – 13.71 | 13.35 110m Hurdles

Discus 52.68 | 47.36 – Discus

Pole Vault 5.25 | 5.20 – Pole Vault

Javelin 68.00 | 57.23 – Javelin

1500m – 4:42.23 | 4:18.941500m

Potential PR 9,091 | 9,012 – Potential PR

Silver et Gold

So what do stats really tell us? Stats tell me that although Eaton has a better PR than Hardee in 6 of 10 events, Hardee has a better Potential PR because some of his marks are waaaaaay better than Eaton’s.

That being said, i gotta go with:

Eaton < Hardee . At least for 2K12. Anything after the Olympics is all Eaton. and then Gunnar Nixon

na-na na-na boo-boo

 

Jelimo vs Semenya

Semenya vs. Jelimo

The women’s 800m field for the 2012 Olympics Games is looking to be stacked! You’ve got Caster Semenya (2009 World Champ), Pamela Jelimo (2008 Olympic Champ, 2012 World Indoor Champ), some Russian chick Mariya Savinova (2011 World Champ), Kenya Sinclair and Erica Moore. With Jelimo getting her form back, it’s hard to go against her…but oh wait there’s a man in the race! Caster Semenya is looking just as good as he she ever has. But enough with the gender jokes, Caster’s a woman and sucks for whoever disagrees.

Looking Right!

Destroyed!

After Jelimo won the Olympic Championship in 2008, she must’ve gotten to comfortable, like females after marriage, because she started sucking soo bad. She ran a 2:05 at the 2009  Prefontaine Classic (she won the Olympics in 1:54.82). Semenya on the other hand was making a name for herself. She set the WL two times in ’09, the final time was in the WC Final where she ran a 1:55.45.

Stinkin' up the track

she is more muscular than me... 😦

Looking like Usain Bolt. #winning

Roll around to 2K10, nobody cares about that year. Nothing really important, Semenya is going through gender tests and Jelimo is trying out the Alan Webb Diet©.

In 2011, Semenya dolled herself up a bit and continued to be a force to be reckoned with on the track. Jelimo on the other hand was even worse than the year before. She ran a 2:09 at the Pre Classic and didn’t do much after that.

Nice Braids.

Now days, Semenya is just getting into form while Jelimo already has a major championship under her belt. She won the World Indoor title in a time of 1:58.83.

I'm back, B!tches

So, the real question is, who is more intimidating?

Mortal Kombat on them Ho's

Finish Him!

Jelimo has 4 arms, Semenya has abs of steel. It’s a tough one but, I KNOW that one of the two will win the 800m at the Olympics, which one of the two is the trickiest part. But, that’s what predictions are for. Semenya is an ox, she runs with brute strength and power while Jelimo is more speedy. 

At the end of the day I’ve gotta go with my instinct…

Semenya > Jelimo (bro’s gotta stick together – Man Law)

KD vs. Symmonds

Nick Symmonds vs Father Time Khadevis Robinson

One of TAFs biggest rivalries has been brewing for the past 6 years. It all started in Indianapolis, IN where the 2006 Outdoor National Championships were held. A virtually unknown D3 runner, Nicholas Symmonds was going up against a decent field, but more importantly, the reigning 800m Champ from 2005, Khadevis Robinson. To nobodies surprise, Robinson won by over a second, but everyone was surprised to see the “rookie” “unattached” runner Symmonds grab 2nd place. Who was this kid? The world was about to find out.

He' a bo$$ and he knows it

In 2007 (the last year KD has beat Symmonds at Outdoors) Robinson kicked Symmonds a$$ again, this time it was still a little closer, Robinson got slower (1:44.37) and Symmonds got faster (1:45.17).

Can you see Symmonds, does it matter? Look at Lomong...

IDK WTF happened, LOL but in 2008, Symmonds and his butt buddies fellow Oregon runners decided to cut KD completely out of the picture. Symmonds was 1st in 1:44.10, Andrew Wheating was 2nd in 1:45.03, TeenWolf© Christian Smith was 3rd in 1;45.47 and KD came in (*gasps*) 4th in 1:45.53. Sh!t was insane!!!

Dat Sh!t Cray

check the pose, this guy is Swaggin' like a (insert something witty here).

2009 rolled around and KD kinda got the juice back and got a respectable 2nd at Outdoors (1:45.97). Unfortunately for him, Symmonds won (1:45.86), again. A LEGEND was born.

Lean wit it, Rock wit it

In 2010, Symmonds continued his winning ways whipping a terrible watered down field to win his 3rd straight US Title. KD didn’t even show up, he had $$$ on his mind, no Olympics or World Championships to worry about so he rabbited like it was going out of style.

Sick Kit. LIVESTRONG!
*notice, he is wearing sprint spikes. Nike Zoom JAs. Hope hes got a custom spike plate.

Symmonds started the year off slowly and KD started it off with a bang, defeating a stellar field in Rome to win a Diamond League race, which is a HUGE deal.

Bet there's fried chicken at the finish line. (It's cool, I'm black)

Apparently all good things come to an end and all bad things do to because, Symmonds won the US Title for the 4th time in a row (1:44.17), KD came up short and got runner up (1:44.49).

Why is there another African at the US Champs? Thats not Bernard Lagat

That brings us to 2012. It’s shaping up to be a great Olympic Trials, will KD make another Olympic Team? Will Symmonds win another US Championship? Will either of them make the team? With all these new guys, its hard to say. One thing is forsure, Nick Symmonds is selling his body, and apparently he is very expensive. KD is coaching the UNLV distance teams.

A tattoo valued at $11,100. US-freaking-D. Great move Hanson Dodge, you must've been drunk bidding.

Yeah Nick, Im pointing at you. Its On!

Dare to Compare?:

Nicholas Symmonds | Khadevis Robinson

White | Black

28 | 36

1:43.76 | 1:43.68

4 Outdoor Titles (1 Indoor) | 4 Outdoor Titles (4 Indoor)

When it comes to running styles they both have different approaches; KD likes it from the front and Symmonds likes it from the back. KD used to be coached by Johnny Gray, who was notorious for basically sprinting 700m of an 800m and then muscling through the remaining 100, so his running style was no surprise. It did well for him at earlier in his career, until Symmonds came along. It’s crazy because now we see Symmonds tactic used quite often, Wheating, Robby Andrews and even KD has been using that style of running lately. Both are affective, just depends on who your competition is.

Likes it from the back

So when it comes down to it, I believe that _____ is better.

Symmonds > KD

KD has the longevity, but Symmonds has the whole age thing on his side. Symmonds is at or around his prime and KD is slowly fading out. I’m sure we will see both in the representing the US in the Olympics, but this may be KDs last good year.. but really, who knows these things?

Definitions (brought to you by UrbanDictionary.com):

  • Dat Sh!t Cray- An expression to describe something crazy, chill, or insane that is too awesome for the mind to handle.
  • IDK- I Dont Know.
  • WTF- What The Fu…
  • LOL- Laugh out Loud.

OTC Eugene vs Oregon Project vs OTC Portland

OTC Elite vs Oregon Project vs Wisconsin University OTC Portland

Sooo, if any of you are like me, you have absolutely no idea WTF is going on with Oregon professional running circle. I thought there was one OTC, they all wore the same jersey at one point, so it made since that they were all a big team. But then I start hearing different coaches names and shxt about different groups, and so, I Google’d it.. And then I found out that Alberto Salazar’s group became the Oregon Project. And Now OTC has two official branches, one group trains in Eugene with Mark Rowland and the other group trains in Wisconsin Portland with Jerry Schumacher. So who runs the state?

Hi Gorgeous can I leave my eyes wit ya?

Peep the Tat.

YMOTC

So then comes the problem of sorting runner…who goes where??

Schumacher’s Group – Matt Tegankamp, Chris Solinsky, Evan Jager, Lopez Lomong, Andrew Bumbalough, Shalane Flanagan, and Kara Goucher.

Shalane Flanagan looking right

We're #1

Czech out that nose!!

Wearing a skullcap is like un-circumsizing your penis. Oh hai, Lopez.

Damn, that's messed up. Sha-Sha, you know you sexy

Al Sal’z Group – Galen Rupp, Alan Webb, Mo Farah, Dathan Ritz…., Matthew Centrowitz, Ciaran O’Lionard, and Kara Goucher.

Very Diverse.

Ritz may be old, but he put it on J-Mac

Peter Pan & Shaun White

Ebony & Ivory

 Rowland’s Group – Jordan McNamara, Ashton Eaton, Jesse Williams, Andrew Wheating, AJ Acosta (trains with Wheating/Brown), Nick Symmonds, Sam Chelanga, Tyler Mulder, Sally Kipyego, Jemma Simpson, and Russell Brown. (Missing lots of people)

Must be legit, they have a team pic

#winning

Sally Kipyego and her brother husband.

Jesse Williams, your Linus is showing.

Needless to say, all three groups are very talented, but which group is better?

They all have:

  • poster boy’s (Solinsky, Rupp/Centrowitz, Symmonds/Wheating)
  • token black guy’s (Bairu/Lomong, Farah, Chelanga/½ McNamara/½ Mulder/possibly ¼ Eaton)
  • very fast women (Goucher/Flanagan, Rupp, Kipyego)
  • insane hair (Jager – Locks golder than Goldie’s, O’Lionard – Mullet of Champions, McNamara – Waves that make you seasick)
  • Daegu WC Medalist’s (Flanagan, Farah, Centrowitz, Williams, Eaton, Kipyego)

OTC Eugene > Oregon Project > OTC Portland

OTC Eugene is just too much, they have the distances covered from 800 to 10K, they have field events and Jemma Simpson is hot. If Oregon Project would have kept Kara Goucher, they’d most likely be the winners. OTC Portland is two ladies away from being a sausage fest.

Definitions (courtesy of UrbanDictionary.com):

  • Linus- The male reproductive organ.
  • Peep- To look at or listen.
  • #winning- What Charlie Sheen does.
  • OTC- Oregon Track Club.
  • WC- World Championship.

Maybe Coach Li needs an OTC Arizona?

Lawi Lalang vs. Chris Derrick

Lawi Vs. Chris

Last Spring when Lawi Lalang placed 2nd at the NCAA Outdoor Championships for 5000m, he was not really on anyone’s radar. The freshman was an All-American during the indoor season in the DMR and 3000m. He initiated the beef the day he hoped on his plane and flew to America. He knew exactly what he was doing.

let you win, because you are African.

And then, XC happened. Lawi Lalang went undefeated and broke numerous course records on his way to the NCAA Championship.

his stride is excellence.

the last time Lawi lost to a non African. Centro went on to win Bronze in Daegu.

Chris Derrick has been a great loser very consistent runner these past 4 years. He has multiple All-American awards for TAF and XC. He has raced against the likes of Sam Chelanga, Galen Rupp and Lawi Lalang. Unfortunately for him, he does not win when it counts. But he has and that what counts; because at the end of the day, the hardware does not matter. At least according to the person who started this thread… http://www.letsrun.com/forum/flat_read.php?thread=4486836&page=0 .

Thumbs Up if you like losing. Quotes don't lie.

"Looks enough like Lalang to me!" - Chris Derrick

At the 2012 NCAA Indoor Championships, Lalang and Derrick faced off again! First in the 5000m, Lalang and Derrick battled throughout the race and in the end, Lalang was just too strong for Derrick, winning with a Meet Record of 13:25.11 to Derrick’s 13:26.88.

All I do is win, WIN, wIn

The two competitors had a day to rest up and prepare for their battle over 3000m the next day, it would be an epic battle. Lalang and teammate Stephen Sambu controlled the majority of the race, but Derrick was not very far behind. At around 800m, Derrick made his first move to pass by Sambu and make his way around Lalang. He and Lalang traded the lead until the last 200m when Lalang summoned a kick that would give Bernard Lagat (circa 2006) a run for his money. But Derrick stayed on him and forced Lalang to run all the way through the line. Lalang ran a 7:46.64 and Derrick ran a 7:46.81. Valiant effort by both competitors, but Lalang again came out victorious.

should've gone to Oregon

Got'cho AZZ

And so that means ____________ is going to happen outdoor?

Well there are a couple of things that can happen:

  • Lalang will go pro, Derrick wins.
  • Lalang does not go pro, Lalang wins.
  • Lalang gets injured, Lalang wins.
  • Derrick can’t deal with constant failure, drops out, Lalang wins.
  • Lalang wins, but Derrick has so much , it explodes.

Upside down Swoosh, SWAGGGG

What the future holds?
  • Derrick signs with the OTC Eugene, because Schumacher and Salazar do not deal with scrubs, because he is on the west coast and his talents will be a better fit being able to train with Mcnamara and Chelanga
  • Maybe the US will buy another Kenyan convince Lalang to gain US Citizenship.
  • Derrick should make some World Championship teams, might even medal, never Gold.

get'cho game face on

Their heads are shaped the same...

Derrick < Lalang

Definitions (courtesy of UrbanDictionary.com)

  • Got’cho- Another way of saying I’ve got your.
  • Swag- Appearance, style or the way one presents themselves.

Andrews vs. Wheating

Wheating vs. Bert

So what ever happened to that Andrew Wheating character? Maybe with the recent dropping outage turning pro of Robby Andrews, he will be inspired to show his face again.

So heres the story:

A BUSHY eyebrowed freshman, Robby Andrews goes undefeated at 800m during 2010 indoor season. He then caps of his indoor season by nipping Senior, Andrew Wheating at the line in the 800m race at the 2010 NCAA Indoor Championships.

my mouth + your logo = Orgasm?

How embarrasing. So Wheating, being the 800m stallion he is disregards the loss because truthfully, only n00bz run indoor. He begins training for the 4×800 at Penn Relays. Of course, being a senior and shit, he won lost? Shit just got serious!!

You ain't Fresh Azimiz

And so the brewing BEEF sets the stage for an epic battle at the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Championships, a battle in which both competitors would come prepared. Wheating brings his gun and Andrews brings a knife. (NEVER bring a knife to a gun fight) Needless to say, Wheating kills Andrews, 1:45.69 to 1:46.83. And then he goes on to win the 1500m race the next day. What a hoss.

Now watch me Superman that ho

Now days, you can find Robby Andrews at UVA, he is currently a Junior DROPOUT! Wheating has been kicking it with his homies, still talking about how he beat Andrews at NCAAs 2 years ago.

Oh, so that's where Kanye got the idea

I beat him because this is how big his pud is.

So who is better?

Wheating owns the better PRs, but Andrews seems to come mentally prepared when the two collide. Although I like both runners, imma have to go with…

Wheating > Andrews

Wheatings 1500m PR is incredible, 3:30.90.

Definitions (brought to you by UrbanDictionary.com):

  • Pwn’ing- To own someone to such an extent that either an O or an 0 can express it.
  • n00bz- Plural synonym of newbie.
  • Pud- A human male’s penis.
  • PR- Personal Record.

Rupp vs. Solinsky

This is probably the biggest TAF rivalry in recent years. And even if it isn’t, I am the moderator and what I says goes. With that being said, lets loook at some facts…

Peter Pan vs The Cheese Steak

Solinsky has the 10,000m AR of 26:59.60.

I just kicked Rupp's Ass

Rupp is the current KING AR holder of the 10,000, 26:48.o0

Alberto touches me..

Since I don’t have time want to do head-to-head comparisons, lets compare stats:

1500m

3:39.14 (Rupp) 3:35.89 (Solinsky)

One Mile

3:57.72 (Rupp) 3:54.10 (Solinsky)

3000m

7:43.24 (Rupp) 7:34.32 (Solinsky)

5000m

13:06.86 (Rupp) 12:55.53 (Solinsky)

10000m

26:48.00 (Rupp) 26:59.60 (Solinsky)

Now I am no genious, but it seems to me that the longer the distance, the better chance Rupp has. So probably anything 10K and up is all Rupp and 9999m and below is all Solinsky. But it is said that Rupp can run a 10.9 100m, so maybe if he would man up, he could do a bit better in the shorter distances.

In comparison, Solinsky > Rupp. But Rupp currently holds two AR’s to Solinsky’s one zero. Also, Solinsky is recovering from hamstring surgery which will probably keep him from ever reaching the heights that he has once reached. (I hope he does though because American Distance Running is getting very interesting)

Final Verdict: Rupp > Solinsky. You can’t fvck with AR’s.

Definitions:

  • AR- American Record.

* shoutout to EatRunSwag for coining the term Peter Pan. some LetsRun poster for calling Solinsky a Cheese (he is from Wisconsin) Steak (he is a very hearty size, for a distance runner).

Beef is just BAD for Business!

Welcome to TrackBeef. This site is dedicated to giving you the juiciest rivalries in the TAF industry. We are dedicated to serving you the freshest, and sometimes not so fresh TAF gossip.

OOOH SCANDALOUS!

So let’s get things rolling, first things first lets start with some definitions (brought to you by UrbanDictionary.com):

  • Beef – to have a grudge with another person.
  • OMGz’d – The phrase “Oh My God” with a “gay” lisp. (because I am homosexual)
  • TAF – Track and Field

OMGz'd sooo gangster. NOT

Shit gets serious on the oval

* Because I am not much of a writer, this blog will be filled with pictures. The End.