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  1. Age 17 WR I think.

    Age 17 WR I think.
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    A sufficiently talented athlete could probably...

    A sufficiently talented athlete could probably get away with a horror-movie 1500. While not as big as Clowney, Barney Berlinger and Bill Watson both won AAU decathlon titles without scoring any...
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    Apart from women's PV (noted in the pole vault...

    Apart from women's PV (noted in the pole vault thread), highlights of this weekend's NCs at Tampere included Neziri improving her own w60H NR by 0.01 to 7.98 and Arttu Kangas winning the mSP with a...
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    Nice wPV comp at the Finnish Championships: 1....

    Nice wPV comp at the Finnish Championships:

    1. Minna Nikkanen 445 SB
    2. Wilma Murto 440 NYR NJR
    3. Elina Lampela 430
    4. Erica Hjerpe 420 PB

    As noted elsewhere, Murto and Lampela were both...
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    True, but she did nothing last summer to suggest...

    True, but she did nothing last summer to suggest she could have run 14:18, let alone 8:16 or 3:55. And while she may have been the #1 5K runner, she was 0-3 against Cherono at 3000 (not counting an...
  6. If there are a zillion finals on the same day,...

    If there are a zillion finals on the same day, the team standings will keep changing extremely fast, with little time in between to work out where things are going. I'm not saying this system will...
  7. Maybe if we don't adjust for time period. I like...

    Maybe if we don't adjust for time period. I like Osborn's HJ WR.
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    New story on Wanjiru's death now on the front...

    New story on Wanjiru's death now on the front page, with a pathologist saying he was murdered.
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    Going by your own numbers, though, the average...

    Going by your own numbers, though, the average dropped even faster from 99-00 to 01-02 (6.8 cm), even though there were no similar rule changes then.
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    Dieter Baumann?

    Dieter Baumann?
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    It's not very common, although also not unheard...

    It's not very common, although also not unheard of. Aku Nikander, who was 6th in the men's 30 km classic, was a talented age-group runner and still occasionally runs (mostly cross-country), although...
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    Jukka Keskisalo has apparently re-retired.

    Jukka Keskisalo has apparently re-retired.
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    14.20 yesterday... new NR :)

    14.20 yesterday... new NR :)
  14. Thread: M*a*s*h

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    Arne Åhman... can't think of any famous American...

    Arne Åhman... can't think of any famous American actor whose surname starts with Å, though.
  15. The IAAF WIC statistics handbooks have them; the...

    The IAAF WIC statistics handbooks have them; the latest (2014 handbook) is available here.
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    Yup, it's nice, but I'm not getting my hopes up...

    Yup, it's nice, but I'm not getting my hopes up just yet... if wasting talented girls were an Olympic sport we wouldn't have to worry about not getting medals.

    Luckily all our male vaulters are...
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    Improved to 7.99 in her next race :) Hopefully...

    Improved to 7.99 in her next race :) Hopefully she'll stay healthy...

    Steepler Oona Kettunen placed 8th in the 15 km classic at the national XC skiing championships. Although she was nowhere near...
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    Don't worry unduly... another year and a half and...

    Don't worry unduly... another year and a half and the title will probably be topical again :)

    Some more promising results:

    Kristiina Mäkelä moved to #3 on the Finnish wTJ indoor all-time list...
  19. I don't see what the big problem is if Diack...

    I don't see what the big problem is if Diack really did ask the Russians to withdraw Chernova and Zaripova. What was he supposed to do - let them compete? Officially announcing doping positives takes...
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    Some positive news for a change :) Nooralotta...

    Some positive news for a change :)

    Nooralotta Neziri broke her own w60H NR by 0.01 in Düsseldorf, placing third in 8.06 (after running 8.11 in the heats). It was her first hurdles competition this...
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    Both Bubka and Warmerdam took the event to a...

    Both Bubka and Warmerdam took the event to a whole new level, one that other jumpers took ages to reach (no one ever reached Warmerdam's level on bamboo poles...) Even if Lavillenie does jump 6.00...
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    No. I think Barnes did hold the HSR (or at least...

    No. I think Barnes did hold the HSR (or at least HS best) at 13'2 1/8", but I can't absolutely confirm it right now; maybe dj can give us the details.

    (Edit: I looked into it. It doesn't seem...
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    Lee Barnes won Oly gold as a high schooler, and...

    Lee Barnes won Oly gold as a high schooler, and like Wilson, he broke the WR while at USC.

    Bill Sefton was a national high school record holder, and later set several WRs at USC... I think I'm...
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    Perhaps the winning team should have started...

    Perhaps the winning team should have started scoring own goals to keep the score less embarrassingly lopsided?
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    Both the country names and the capital names have...

    Both the country names and the capital names have alternating consonants and vowels. The South American countries would presumably be Peru/Lima and Suriname/Paramaribo.
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