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    But when AF ran that 48.0 split, her 400 PB...

    But when AF ran that 48.0 split, her 400 PB didn't really reflect her ability. At that point, she hadn't run the distance much. Hołub, OTOH, is a regular 400 specialist, so it's more surprising that...
  2. Erin Donohue was a javelin thrower in college...

    Erin Donohue was a javelin thrower in college IIRC, then went on to become a 1:59/4:03 runner.
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    Even if tis so, splitting 1.7 under your...

    Even if tis so, splitting 1.7 under your individual PR can't be a common occurence.
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    Poles' results at the Continental Cup: Men 800...

    Poles' results at the Continental Cup:
    Men
    800 3 Adam Kszczot
    3000SC 8 Karol Zalewski 8:47.68
    PV 5 Paweł Wojciechowski 5.40
    SP 5 Tomasz Majewski 20.35
    DT 6 Robert Urbanek 60.27
    HT 3 Paweł...
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    I don't think anybody ever suggested Schippers is...

    I don't think anybody ever suggested Schippers is close to being the best in the world in the 100. If you're going to pick on anyone in this race, it should be Ahye, presumably a 10.85 runner this...
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    But that definitely wasn't Fajdek at 100%. He...

    But that definitely wasn't Fajdek at 100%. He placed third in the end, way down on his recent form.
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    Fajdek injured his back while training yesterday,...

    Fajdek injured his back while training yesterday, so he's probably no longer the favorite :-/
  8. Thread: Continental Cup

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    On the other hand, I would guess a chance of a...

    On the other hand, I would guess a chance of a $30k payday is pretty strong motivation for all T&F athletes save for a handful of superstars.
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    It's not just Bubka; the time limit often isn't...

    It's not just Bubka; the time limit often isn't strictly adhered to in invitational meets, especially if an athlete is the only one left in the competition.
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    Re Schult's record, I think it was more a matter...

    Re Schult's record, I think it was more a matter of abnormal wind conditions than anything else. His second best throw was nearly 4 meters below his WR, and that was his only other 70+. Alekna and...
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    You mean you were actually retyping the whole...

    You mean you were actually retyping the whole post instead of doing copy-paste??? o_O
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    Kerron Clement is the bext best after Taylor,...

    Kerron Clement is the bext best after Taylor, with 47.24 and 44.48. Harald Schmid would be the best European with 47.48 and 44.92.
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    That was a different Barshim (Mutaz's baby...

    That was a different Barshim (Mutaz's baby brother)
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    Rieti: mDT 1 Robert Urbanek 64.29 m300 1...

    Rieti:
    mDT
    1 Robert Urbanek 64.29
    m300
    1 Karol Zalewski 31.93 WL NR 5th fastest European all-time
    w800
    3 Joanna Jóźwik 1:59.95 her second sub-2 time. BTW, she competed in the national club...
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    Marcelina Witek improved her own JT NJR to 61.24...

    Marcelina Witek improved her own JT NJR to 61.24 - no. 1 on the 2014 world junior list and no. 10 on the all-time list.
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    Paweł Fajdek won the IAAF HT Challenge final in...

    Paweł Fajdek won the IAAF HT Challenge final in Rieti with 81.11 (Pars second with 80.78).
    Overall, Fajdek finished second at 241.49, behind Pars's 243.89.
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    w3000 16 Renata Pliś 8:39.18 PB (!)

    w3000
    16 Renata Pliś 8:39.18 PB (!)
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    mDT 2 Piotr Małachowski 67.35 wins the diamond,...

    mDT
    2 Piotr Małachowski 67.35 wins the diamond, 2 pts. ahead of Harting (lost this competition by just 22 cm)
    4 Robert Urbanek 65.58 (3 throws over 65)
    m3000SC
    10 Krystian Zalewski 8:24.83
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    mPV 2 Robert Sobera 5.65 6 Piotr Lisek 5.65 7...

    mPV
    2 Robert Sobera 5.65
    6 Piotr Lisek 5.65
    7 Paweł Wojciechowski 5.55
    m200
    7 Karol Zalewski 20.58
    m400
    7 Jakub Krzewina 46.02
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    Adam Kszczot won the 1000 in Brussels in 2:15.72...

    Adam Kszczot won the 1000 in Brussels in 2:15.72 NR, breaking Marcin Lewandowski's old mark from 2011 by 0.03. Lewandowski finished third, just 0.07 behind.
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    PV in Aachen: 2 Paweł Wojciechowski 5.70 4...

    PV in Aachen:
    2 Paweł Wojciechowski 5.70
    4 Piotr Lisek 5.60

    Ten Polish athletes will be part of Team Europe in the Continental Cup:
    Men
    800 Adam Kszczot
    3000SC Krystian Zalewski
    PV Paweł...
  22. Thread: Continental Cup

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    European team...

    European team

    Missing Euro champions include Gemili, Farah, Harting, Moeldner and Beitia.
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    I believe Barshim could still be the no. 1 ranked...

    I believe Barshim could still be the no. 1 ranked HJer of the year, and he doesn't need a WR to do that. He's 2-3 vs Bondarenko, has 3 competitions at 2.40 and above (the same number as Bon) and won...
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    That's what it looked like in 2011, when three...

    That's what it looked like in 2011, when three young Poles (aged 22, 23 and 24) took 1st, 4th and 7th at the WC, but since then Michalski has regressed, Didenkow disappered completely, and...
  25. No, it's the inclusion of Bannister that makes it...

    No, it's the inclusion of Bannister that makes it a joke. If it was a list of best known or most hyped moments in sports, fine, but the 2nd greatest athletic achievement of all time? Gimme a break.
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