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    Ayana and Włodarczyk are both undefeated so far;...

    Ayana and Włodarczyk are both undefeated so far; if they stay that way (and who's going to stop them?), I wouldn't want to make the case for Harrison. Unless she breaks the WR several more times :)
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    New WJR (86.48) for India's Neeraj Chopra in the...

    New WJR (86.48) for India's Neeraj Chopra in the javelin! Pity he won't be at the Olympics... no Q standard.
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    I think Leroy Brown is the correct answer to...

    I think Leroy Brown is the correct answer to question 2 - though it wouldn't surprise me if I missed somebody :)

    (Someone could make the argument that Charley Paddock in the 200, also in '24,...
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    Bill Nieder broke the WR a couple weeks before...

    Bill Nieder broke the WR a couple weeks before the Olympics in 1960, when he still wasn't on the team... though he was named to the team after that (due to Dave Davis's injury), and went on to win...
  5. It can easily be off by more than that; I looked...

    It can easily be off by more than that; I looked at a sample of 1 race (the men's 400m WC final last year) to confirm my instinct on this, and found that van Niekerk crossed the line in 43.1.
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    US Trials/Oly trivia

    Since it seems to be a topical subject...

    1) When's the last time at least one American athlete (who?) was named to the Olympic team in an event without having to compete in it at the Trials?...
  7. Little showed good speed between the hurdles...

    Little showed good speed between the hurdles today; she's clearly still capable of running 53.xx if only she could get those hurdles right...

    But hurdles are part of the 400mH, and she's only had...
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    Excellent. A couple more items... "Frank...

    Excellent. A couple more items...

    "Frank Connor" in the 1928 and 1932 articles and "Frank Norris Connor" in the participants index should be Conner, with an E [all other details, including the...
  9. Maybe IAAF hopes people will start flocking to...

    Maybe IAAF hopes people will start flocking to meets when they bring back the real thing.
  10. 12th place was 7.52; I think you're looking at...

    12th place was 7.52; I think you're looking at Qualification Group A only.
  11. In any case, when a European broadcast does cut...

    In any case, when a European broadcast does cut away from a race, 99% of the time there's nothing happening in that race and a field event attempt - even if it's a foul - is more interesting to...
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    Dan O'Brien?

    Dan O'Brien?
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    Exactly; T&FN claims to be "facts, not fiction",...

    Exactly; T&FN claims to be "facts, not fiction", and it should also be "facts, not popular claims, with popularity judged by the number of people who bother to push buttons".

    It always annoys me...
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    6 November 1997:...

    6 November 1997: http://www.iaaf.org/athletes/ethiopia/abadi-hadis-302471
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    Semenya surely has plenty more in the tank, but...

    Semenya surely has plenty more in the tank, but 47.58 is way out there. Looking at men, 47.58 is equivalent to 1:51 or a bit under; so to run a time like that, Semenya has to be either capable of...
  16. To answer the original question (has US ever left...

    To answer the original question (has US ever left so many clear medal contenders at home?), I nominate the '36 Trials... four reigning outdoor WR holders tried to make the team and were left home,...
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    It should take sound about 0.13 seconds to make...

    It should take sound about 0.13 seconds to make it from the lane 1 start position to the lane 8 start position with 400 m staggers; depending on where the starter is positioned, the difference in...
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    Apart from bogus marks, SBs are a very bad...

    Apart from bogus marks, SBs are a very bad indicator of a) consistent form, b) current form, c) the ability to handle rounds and d) the ability to perform at one's best when it matters. With the...
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    Shubenkov can compete if the IAAF Russia ban is...

    Shubenkov can compete if the IAAF Russia ban is overturned by CAS; but he wasn't cleared to compete by the IAAF.
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    I wouldn't count Crouser and Hill (especially...

    I wouldn't count Crouser and Hill (especially Crouser) out; precisely because they don't have big meet experience. (They also have minimal experience competing outside the United States - and,...
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    It was a re-run, but only one contestant showed...

    It was a re-run, but only one contestant showed up.
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    The 2016 edition is now available:...

    The 2016 edition is now available: http://www.iaaf.org/download/downloadresultinfo?filename=f0e8eb10-cb01-490a-ad69-e9b16a355816.pdf&urlSlug=rio-2016-olympic-games-athletics-statistics-h

    I don't...
  23. That's simply because US T&F is overloaded with...

    That's simply because US T&F is overloaded with medal contenders. America is leaving medal contenders home and sending other medal contenders to Rio instead of them... Charles Jock, who's going to...
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    Muhammad broke the Eugene/Hayward Field record;...

    Muhammad broke the Eugene/Hayward Field record; the old record was Demus's 53.03 from Pre '10. Reese (and Gardner and Gatlin) didn't; Reese's 731 equalled Marion Jones's Hayward Field record from Pre...
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    Or maybe Felix was simply shooting for the wrong...

    Or maybe Felix was simply shooting for the wrong double all along.
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