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RENATO CANOVA: "HOW TO BEAT MO FARAH?TO WAIT HE WILL BECOME OLD"









Dear Alberto,
You asked me to speak about the unbelievable race of 1500m other day in #MonacoDL and i was surprised by race of Mo Farah who i predicted around 3.30-3.31 .
Mo was absolutely improved in his running-technique more efficient now thank also to a specific job done with Alberto Salazar for this thing.Alberto created an incredible equipe group taking care of every details helped also by specific experts in single arguments.Particullary Mo Farah has increased specific workouts for base-speed without losing anything for long-distance resistance.On 1500 of #MonacoDL the british runner ran in my opinion the last 300m faster than everyone:check video,he was so back at 1200 and able to finish so close the other guys.Mo Farah at the moment is the right mix of speed and resistance.

I read so much in these days about him online and it could be nice to add also my opinion.Someone are speaking which could be the right tactic to beat him:to be honest YOU HAVE TO WAIT HE WILL BECOME OLD.. the only one solution in my opinion! In Moscow on 5000m Alamirew should be his stronger contender for me but quite no chances against Mo.Instead in 10000m i saw Gebremeskel as best contender and some few chances more for him:quite surely he will not wait to the end and probably he will push 2 chilometers fast in the middle.
At the moment i saw Mo Farah a step ahead everyone:on track,for 5k and 10k,nobody is faster than him on 1500,nobody is faster than him on last lap and nobody has similar resistance being able to run a half in 60'.
Someone speaks also about possible WR-attempt for him on 3000:i don't think possible.Neither Haile (Gebresilassie) nor Hicham (ElGuerrouj) did it but he can for sure run in 7.24-7.25 attempting so both EuropeanRecord (7:26.62 of Mohammed Mourhit ) and National Record (7:32.79 of Dave Moorcroft).
Running 7.20 needs also pacers to do this and difficult to find someone able to pace Mo at 2k in 4.52.
He can be able to run 12.40-12.42 in 5k but record easier to reach is 10k creating the right race with right pacers for 7km..

Let me say something about Asbel Kiprop who ran the perfect race.He wanted the time and he clocked it.
First time after some years we saw a real correct pacing with two guys (Andrew Rotich and James Magut) who did an excellent job correctly with right paces lap by lap.Asbel was able to finish last lap under 55" showing a very great personality.He increased the aerobic workouts and work on high intensity for distance running.

Finally i am really happy for Caleb Ndiku,athlete i train who works also on base-speed and no fear to run fast but long.Still very young guy (born 1992 ) but very promising on 5000m where his work is now focused.

Thanks very much.

RENATO CANOVA



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