But nobody's saying all African populations have the distance-running gene. It's basically just two areas that contribute to Africa's dominance in these events: the Rift Valley and Ethiopia-Eritrea.
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Sure, I'm not saying environmental factors don't matter. The Europeans (or at least the European men) have pretty much given up on long-distance running. It's not just that they've lost ground to the...
This was reported a while ago on the Polish news thread, but may be worth putting here as well: Anna Rogowska announced her retirement in February as well. She'd always repeated she would continue...
Historically, I'm pretty sure US athletes have lost more medals due to doping tests than they have gained due to their rivals testing positive.
03-24-2015, 04:57 PM
Oh great, a sample of one.
Meanwhile, the fastest European marathoner in 2014 (and that happened to be Farah as well) was no. 77 on the world list. And this was actually a good season by recent...
03-24-2015, 03:58 PM
It may be so, but I also think it's partly inferiority complex. The way I interpret what he's saying is: white European runners aren't able to challenge the Africans due to their physiological...
Actually, I can think of only two European spinners who have ever reached 22 m: Aleksandr Baryshnikov (22.00 exactly in 1976, WR at the time) and Mikka Halvari (22.09 indoors in 2000). Have there...
The Polish championships in 50k walk took place yesterday as part of the racewalking meet in Dudince, Slovakia
1 Rafał Augustyn 3:43:55 PB (2nd place overall)
2 Łukasz Nowak 3:44:53 (3rd)
What you're describing sounds to me like un unhealthy obsession. But assuming it's a typical attitude, it's actually an argument AGAINST retesting after many years. If the athlete in question never...
No, I wouldn't. I guess I would feel wronged, but it's a wrong that can't be made right after many years, so there's not much point in trying.
But what's the point of taking a strict moral stance if there is no effective punishment? Nobody really benefits from these retroactive DQs, and I agree with gh the sport suffers due to negative...
If they lose the honors after 8 years, it makes little practical difference. Most of them will have retired by then, their winnings are practically unreclaimable, and the original runner-up will...
03-19-2015, 03:52 PM
I think her improvement also shows she focused more on the 60 this year. And the fact the track in Prague must have been extremely fast - every single finalist set a PB!
03-19-2015, 01:35 PM
This looks pretty likely. Between 1960 and 1967 the following US vaulters all set WRs:
03-17-2015, 01:05 PM
[QUOTE=KenStone;2504496]Sydney Olympic coach John Chaplin, the famously blunt-spoken Men's Committee chair for years, has come out for Hightower, saying: "We need younger people over the long...
According to Janusz Waśko's NR progression book, the AT progression has been
20.79 Harry Jerome 1964
20.68 Desai Williams 1978
20.65 Williams 1981
20.60 Williams 1981
20.22A Tony Sharpe 1982...
So, of the 10 will's, there were 3 didn't's ;)
03-12-2015, 04:40 PM
Bukowiecki is going to be competing on Sunday at the European Winter Throwing Cup in Leiria. This will be his last competition as a 17-year old - he turns 18 two days later.
03-12-2015, 03:26 PM
I've got a neat example of same-meet double: at the 2001 Euro Junior Champs, Kevin Rans of Belgium won silver in both 200 meters (20.89) and PV (5.50).
03-12-2015, 10:09 AM
The last two WR holders in the women's 60 were both tall (not quite as tall as Schippers, but still). So the short sprint isn't necessarily the domain of short athletes.
03-12-2015, 08:54 AM
I don't think 7.05 is as spectacular a time as people are suggesting. If she continued to 100 meters, she might just have beaten her PB, but certainly not by much (admittedly with zero wind). It...
You sure about that? How many countries are represented this year?
And what does 'Best at electing presidents' (New Mexico) mean?
That would require CLs in men's 60, 400, 60H, relay, SP and women's PV. How likely is it people will improve in ALL the events in this meet? Moreover, m800 would require a CL on a regular 200 track...
03-10-2015, 05:48 PM
As it happens, in the last 3 majors Pearson won a total of 2 golds and a silver, Felix one gold and one bronze at 200 (plus a silver at 400).
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