Andy Murray

400 metre reps

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05/08/2012 at 20:34

So Andy Murray has just said on BBC1 how impressed he was with Mo' Farah's last 53 sec lap as he does his 400 reps in 57 secs. Oh Really Andy?


05/08/2012 at 20:38

No he said his best is at 57.

05/08/2012 at 20:40

He has a great level of fitness so why doubt him?  I'd rather congratulate him on a masterclass in tennis this afternoon. 

05/08/2012 at 20:55

come on Cop Out....slight difference between doing reps in 57, and doing ONE 400m in 57

it's clearly the latter.

05/08/2012 at 20:59

Not the impression I got.

'Intervals at 57 secs' was his phrase which initially raised my eyebrows but then I thought but hold on this is a full time sportsman for whom fitness is paramount, so why not.

Impressive but certainly doable.

05/08/2012 at 21:09

No... he said 'I do 400 repetitions, when I'm fresh I can do 57secs'. This says to me that he does his first at 57sec pace and then slows down as he tires. Anyway, amazing tennis - I don't think he was trying to show off, I think he was trying to say 'look what an amazing athlete Mo Farah is'!

05/08/2012 at 21:09

I thought he said he did 400 reps, but then said he could run 400 in 57.  I bet he could cream me over 400 but that sounds bloody fast for reps.

05/08/2012 at 21:11

It would take me about 5 mins to run 400m!

05/08/2012 at 21:25

Regardless of what session he was describing, I think he meant it in awe, as he followed on with (and I'm paraphrasing here) "farah ran his last 400 m, having run 9600 m already, in 53" He was saying that he'd found performances like that inspiring, and that the way the team has performed so far these games was a factor in him getting a win today. 

People ought to stop looking to rip him to shreds every time he opens his mouth. The number of times people here come back with "that wasn't what I meant" you should all know how difficult it is to be exact in phrasing on the spur of the moment. 

05/08/2012 at 21:42
Pretty sure he meant 57 was his best when fresh for a stand alone single rep. He's still a miserable bugger though
05/08/2012 at 23:10
And he supports Portugal!
05/08/2012 at 23:38

"Yes I would like to buy a tv"

" Any particular type"

"Any as long as it doesnt have any sound"

" No sound sir. Why so?"

"Oh i never actually listen to anything anyone actually says I just make it up"

"I understand. Sir  will be wanting  our "Idiot Set top Box model then"

05/08/2012 at 23:52

er what? this chat is chronic.

he clearly said, I am in awe of Mo farah because he ran his last 400m in 53 secs AFTER already running 9600m. he said when fresh, ie his first 400m he can do at best in 57 secs, a full 4 secs slower than Mo. even though Mo has ALREADY ran 9600m. ie Mo is a legend and the fitness involved is mind blowing.

Andy Murray wins gold and takes time to mention how in awe he is of someone like Mo farah and you are still having a go at him because you either cannot understand plain english or simply want to have a pop at him. pathetic!

Edited: 05/08/2012 at 23:53
06/08/2012 at 00:40
Apparently Mo thinks Andy's cross court backhand is shit.
06/08/2012 at 02:29

I have never liked Andy M, until Wimbledon 2012 I didn't think he had 'anything' about him, his emotional outburst there was a little silly but at least he showed some emotion.

During the 'lympics my thoughts about him have totally changed, he was happy, smiling,  playing 2 competitive matches a day and, in his interview he wasn't saying he reps 57s/400m he was most definately singing Mo's praisies. Looking at his GF he is punching above his weight though.


06/08/2012 at 07:41

Well done to Andy Murray. I actually thought he menat his best 400m rep was 57 secs.  Whether he meant it as such I don't know.

But he was congratulating Mo Farah on his great 10,000m win

Two British Olympic Gold medalsits. I'm proud of both of them.

06/08/2012 at 08:57
I think Andy was a superb British winner in the tennis. Makes up for the dissapointment of Scottish loser Murray in the Wimbledon final who also let down Birds of a Feather star Linda Robson in the doubles final.

(thought I'd join in the tabloid style reporting of the truth in this thread)
06/08/2012 at 09:59

Don't understand why people want to knock him all the time, watch it again cop out and listen properly to the whole interview.

He doesn't support Portugal, this was a joke that has been blown out of all proportion, because he didn't follow it up by hitting a symbol and saying something like "i'm here all week" some people don't realise its a joke.

Well done to him, hope this helps him win more tournaments

06/08/2012 at 10:01

I think people want to knock him as his personality in the past has been so dull.

But at the end of the day he is there to play a sport not for his personality.

Having said that, I've never particulary warmed to him either.

06/08/2012 at 13:18

He clearly said that at his best he can do his first 400m rep in 57 seconds. If you think he said anything different then have a look on YouTube or iPlayer for the interview and watch it again.

Really sick of all the garbage about him in the media today, he wins gold and silver medals in two events that are not even 2 hours apart, and all anyone seems to care about is how much of the national anthem he sang. Should he be adding in verses of God Save The Queen between his 400m reps? Pathetic.

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