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    For the best possible start, the toe drag is...

    For the best possible start, the toe drag is important mainly because like people have said, it keeps the sprinter low and in the best possible position for the drive phase and not coming up too...
  2. For me the head to head rivalry that would trump...

    For me the head to head rivalry that would trump any head to head rivalry this year would be if the two 105 year old age group speed demons clashed head to head. The 105+ year old Polish guy and the...
  3. This thread really made me realize the huge...

    This thread really made me realize the huge quality difference between US and British commentators. I was watching the 2013 WC Women's Marathon last night, and Paula Radcliffe was going into detail...
  4. Ron Pickering/David Coleman were magic for me. I...

    Ron Pickering/David Coleman were magic for me. I watch some of the old championship races just to hear their voices. My favorite was one of the championship races they did where the prominent...
  5. Bingo, you got it Ollie, maybe it was too easy....

    Bingo, you got it Ollie, maybe it was too easy. Thanks for playing!
  6. Trivia - Excelling at Sprinting and the Marathon

    Who is the only Olympic sprinter to go to an major International Competition and win a Gold Medal in the Marathon? The international competition has to be atleast as prestigious as a World Major...
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    Thanks for this!

    Thanks for this!
  8. Looking for 2000-2004 Olympic/World Champ Men's 100m races

    Trying to restore collection from a harddrive crash. If anyone has good quality full sessions video from 2000-2004 Olympics/World Championships that would include all the rounds of the men's 100 and...
  9. Really looks like a great book:...

    Really looks like a great book:
    http://www.runblogrun.com/2015/11/worlds-greatest-in-athletics-a-great-holiday-gift-idea-for-track-fans-sponsored-by-runblogrun.html
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    Caryl Smith Gilbert (sprint, long jump, hurdles)...

    Caryl Smith Gilbert (sprint, long jump, hurdles) now at USC. It looks like she's is going to be at the top for a long time.
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    I'm shocked how sophisticated the tv broadcast...

    I'm shocked how sophisticated the tv broadcast cameras were for a high school game in 1954. Thanks for the post, it really was a treat to go back in time like that.
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    youtube has a very addicting track and field tv...

    youtube has a very addicting track and field tv show called Top Sprinter Genesis. It's an American Idol type show where Nigerian runners try out for Deji Alieu, Francis Obikwelu, and another famous...
  13. Kenyan runners occupy athletics HQ in protest - Officials not able to enter

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-34898588
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    Mike Gundy seems like a great guy, but Baylor is...

    Mike Gundy seems like a great guy, but Baylor is going to be very tough for them next week. I hope they can find a way to pull it out. Their big problem is that Baylor will score atleast 40 points...
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    Loved the Steve Williams race video, thanks!

    Loved the Steve Williams race video, thanks!
  16. It's not death and doom. Watch what happens if...

    It's not death and doom. Watch what happens if Bolt wins the 100 in Rio to cement his legacy. People won't even know what the IAAF or WADA is, but they'll still want to watch track and field. Vin...
  17. crossing my fingers he gets through this unscathed

    crossing my fingers he gets through this unscathed
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    The reason Americans don't start with the...

    The reason Americans don't start with the marathon is because of the NCAA system. If she can sustain making a living on the marathon circuit, it's a better route. Track requires alot of speed
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  19. Thread: NYC Marathon

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    I've always wondered why they didn't take a...

    I've always wondered why they didn't take a minute to do a "while we were at break, this is what happened" instead of showing the new lead runner running alone all of a sudden.
  20. Thread: NYC Marathon

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    What a great, long season for Geoffrey Kipsang...

    What a great, long season for Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworror. Great to see Keitany back and winnng yet another big race.
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    Wow, good choice for her. What an amazing next...

    Wow, good choice for her. What an amazing next few years of her life she will have.
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    Memphis has Navy very soon. There is no way that...

    Memphis has Navy very soon. There is no way that Memphis wins that game
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    I don't know how tough the SEC is this year....

    I don't know how tough the SEC is this year. Arkansas and Auburn are very bad football teams. TAMU is okay but not great. LSU is good, but will probably lose to Alabama in two weeks. Alabama is not...
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    Here's a video sample of the 100m race gameplay...

    Here's a video sample of the 100m race gameplay in 7 popular Nintendo games, plus a bonus retro game if anyone is interested:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3O-ZIAZxmb4
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    Who will carry Worlds? I wonder if it will not be...

    Who will carry Worlds? I wonder if it will not be carried at all. It doesn't seem high profile enough for NBCSN
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