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  1. Thread: Texas Relays

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    I was checking out what is on TV tonight (I'm...

    I was checking out what is on TV tonight (I'm with Verizon Fios), and the Texas Relays are listed as live from 7 to 10 east coast time on the Longhorn Network (or some such). Digging further, there...
  2. Thread: New York

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    My recommendation is always: --Take the A,C...

    My recommendation is always:
    --Take the A,C train to the first stop in Brooklyn, which I think is High St.
    --Follow signs to Brooklyn Bridge. Walk across it towards Manhattan. Great views of the...
  3. I think the 30 for 30 episode is already on...

    I think the 30 for 30 episode is already on Netflix streaming. I have been meaning to watch it.
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    When I was at Florida, there was an article in...

    When I was at Florida, there was an article in the school paper about the "lady" addition to sports teams. The AD stated that all Florida athletic teams were the Gators, and that there were no...
  5. Just remember that he was scheduled to run NYC in...

    Just remember that he was scheduled to run NYC in 2010 (I think), but he eventually dropped out due to injury.
  6. Thread: Thief?

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    The thief of starts, Armin Hary?

    The thief of starts, Armin Hary?
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    In recent years, I've wondered why coaches don't...

    In recent years, I've wondered why coaches don't do a little more coaching on the start for middle distance and distance runners. I don't ever remember getting any instructions or active practice on...
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    Last year, Florida and Texas A&M got into a...

    Last year, Florida and Texas A&M got into a shoving match (and both DQed), and LSU won. This year, it is Florida and LSU getting into a dust up (with LSU DQed), and Texas A&M winning.

    Not sure if...
  9. To be specific, are you talking a competition...

    To be specific, are you talking a competition where the athletes are WR holders in that event. For example a mile race, so all of the record holders should be mile record holders.

    Other than...
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    I hope that I'm wrong, but I've seen these set...

    I hope that I'm wrong, but I've seen these set ups before that don't deliver. The heavy favorites under-perform, perhaps due to nerves or just an off day, and someone else over-performs and ends up...
  11. It's probably more the surprise aspect. NBC is...

    It's probably more the surprise aspect. NBC is baffled when their pre-race narrative doesn't hold true.
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    I seriously hope that they don't, as it would be...

    I seriously hope that they don't, as it would be a huge waste of money (in my opinion). I was in grad school when Mark Carroll set the mile record there. The weather outside was the low 80s and...
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    Interviewer: Thank you. [Meaning: thanks for...

    Interviewer: Thank you. [Meaning: thanks for taking the time to talk to us. The producer needed to fill time.]
    Interviewee: Thank you. [Meaning: thanks for giving me TV time. My sponsors like...
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    Also a lot of the Qatar athletes come from other...

    Also a lot of the Qatar athletes come from other countries and change their name when they change countries. So he may not be totally unknown.
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    Looking at just sub-4 miles, I used pela's...

    Looking at just sub-4 miles, I used pela's wonderful lists (through Feb 7 this year) to come up with the following:

    First on consecutive days:
    Aug 6 and 7, 1957

    First on consecutive days,...
  16. Thread: Cap Drag

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    I think there was a case in the last few years in...

    I think there was a case in the last few years in a Diamond League meet (or similar) where a female long jumper had her pony tail hit the sand a foot and a half (or more) behind where her butt would...
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    Ellen van Langen could be one of them. Drawing a...

    Ellen van Langen could be one of them. Drawing a blank on the other one.
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    I think one area that they ignore when measuring...

    I think one area that they ignore when measuring difficulty of a language is exceptions to rules. I took French in college, and there would be a rule for the conjugation of a group of verbs. Then...
  19. Thread: Hungry?

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    We are actually up to heptathlon these days.

    We are actually up to heptathlon these days.
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    Is this one of those somewhat trick questions...

    Is this one of those somewhat trick questions about a guy who went to BYU for about 3 months, dropped out, and had a very good career? I forget who it was, but he was European, I think. I seem to...
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    A quick check of pela's lists, and these are the...

    A quick check of pela's lists, and these are the only ones that make both outdoor 400 and 800 lists.

    44.26 1:43.44 Alberto Juantorena
    44.59 1:43.20 Mark Everett
    45.11 1:43.07 Yeimer López
    45.03...
  22. Thread: Marcus Dupree

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    Smith was a senior in 79, and Dupree was a senior...

    Smith was a senior in 79, and Dupree was a senior in 82.

    I was looking around earlier, and found a column by someone in Mississippi who claims to remember Dupree losing to Smith when Smith was a...
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    What the heck, I'll guess France.

    What the heck, I'll guess France.
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    I'm guessing the Niger river for Niger and...

    I'm guessing the Niger river for Niger and Nigeria.
    Also the Congo river for the two Congos.
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    My guess was sirocco, as well. Though I didn't...

    My guess was sirocco, as well. Though I didn't know how to spell it correctly. I remember the VW car of the same name.
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