David’s 2019 Doha Predictions

Over the last few years Trackcastic’s Distance, Dibaba and Divination expert David has laid out his brave and bold predictions for the summer season.

Here are David’s predictions for the World Championships in Doha this year. Which are the bankers, and which are the bold?

100m: Ronnie Baker, Marie Josee TaLou
200m: Noah Lyles, Jenna Prandini
400m: Michael Norman,  Shaunae Miller Uibo
800m: Emannuel Korir, Ajee Wilson
1500m: Elijah Manangoi, Laura Muir
5000m: Yomif Kejelcha, Hellen Obiri
10000m: Joshua Cheptegai, Sifan Hassan
Marathon: Leul Gebrselassie, Brigid Kosgei
110mH/100mH: Sergey Shubenkov, Brianna McNeal
400mH: Abderrahman Samba. Sydney McLaughlin
3000mSC: Conseslus Kipruto, Beatrice Chepkoech

High Jump: Mutaz Essa Barshim, Maria Lasitskene
Long Jump: Juan Miguel Echevarria, Ivana Spanovic
Triple Jump: Pedro Pablo Pichardo, Caterine Ibarguen
Pole Vault: Timor Morgunov, Eliza McCartney
Shot: Darrel Hill, Gong Lijao
Javelin: Johannes Vetter, Kathryn Mitchell
Hammer: Wojciech Nowicki, DeAnna Price
Discus: Fedrik Dacres, Sandra Perkovic
Decathlon/Heptathlon: Kevin Mayer, Nafi Thiam

4x100m: USA, USA
4x400m: USA, USA

Disclaimer: David has declared that he doesn’t quite have enough knowledge to make sensible predictions for the race walks, but will use 2019 as a learning opportunity. He forgot there would be a mixed relay.

Episode 32: The times (and coaches and standings) they are a changin’

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Happy New Track and Field Season, Athleticos.

On our first show of 2019

  • Ceri gets us up to speed on all of the coaching changes that have occurred in the off season
  • We discuss indoor results thus far
  • Dave makes his annual ‘brave predictions’
  • and Irina Pre-Valova pops by the Trackcastic studio to dish out some advice

Here’s hoping 2019 is as jam packed as Ionela Tirlea’s racing schedule at a Europa Cup circa 1997.