Bislett Games 5000 meter tomorrow

It is getting very, very close to the seasons debute in the 5000 meters. Tomorrow at 21.40 (9.40pm) Norwegian Time in downtown Oslo – in the Bislett Stadium. The field will be extremely strong. Probably the strongest I have ever run in – much better…

then even the 5000 meter Finals at the World Championships in Edmonton/2001. It has all the best Kenyans (expect Cherono), the best Ethiopians (including Bekele and the other very strong upcoming youngsters) plus Salah Hissou. I would say that almost 15 of the total field will be able to challenge the sub 13.00 5000 meter barrier sooner or later…

The tactics for tomorrow ? To start out with the World Championship qualifier in mind (13.21.50) and take it from there. The rabbits will take it out very hard (sub 12.50 pace) so it is just to follow at the tail of the whole field. And hope that some of them will fall off the pace later.

Training has been going ok recently. I did an endurance run pretty hard yesterday and I am on my way. It is hard to say exactly how fast I can run right now but I am gradually getting better for each day.

Please keep all fingers crossed for tomorrow ! 🙂


Bislett Games 5000 meters :

ABATE Abiyote ETH 5000m men
BAKKEN Marius NOR 5000m men
BEKELE Kenenisa ETH 5000m men
BITOK Paul KEN 5000m men
CHEBII Abraham KEN 5000m men
CHEPKURUI Eldet KEN 5000m men
ESPANA Jesus ESP 5000m men
GEBREMARIAM Gebre-egziabher ETH 5000m men
GENETI Markos ETH 5000m men
HISSOU Salah MAR 5000m men
KEINO Martin KEN 5000m men
KIBOWEN John KEN 5000m men
KIPCHOGE Eliud KEN 5000m men
KIPKETER Sammy KEN 5000m men
KIPROP Francis KEN 5000m men
KOMEN Ken KEN 5000m men
KORIR Shadrack KEN 5000m men
KWALIA James KEN 5000m men
MARTINEZ Jose Manuel ESP 5000m men
SIHEN Sileshi ETH 5000m men
SJØQVIST Erik SWE 5000m men
TAKAOKA Toshinari JPN 5000m men
WOLDE Million ETH 5000m men