Found this interesting, Chris Thompson talking racecraft after his brilliant effort at the Vitality big half.

But what is the rope a dope in running? 


  • Cal JonesCal Jones ✭✭✭
    I'm assuming it's trying to get your opponents to make a move too soon.
    (Nice to see some of my clubmates wandering across shot there!)
  • Oh, I see, thanks Cal!
    Yes there seems to be some amazing runners in Clapham chasers!  They name-checked a female elite runner who was in the club, name escapes me now.... Any ideas?
  • Cal JonesCal Jones ✭✭✭
    Steph Davis - yeah she came third. Out of all my clubmates I feel for her the most, regarding the coronavirus - she was picked for the world half marathon champs and was in contention for an Olympic place too. Hopefully she'll still be healthy and in good form next year.
  • DaveAlceDaveAlce ✭✭
    The rope-a-dope is a boxing fighting technique commonly associated with Muhammad Ali in ... contender an advantage as the opponent becomes tired, allowing the contender to execute devastating offensive maneuvers and thereby win.
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