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    I saw the same thing. Too bad there was no...

    I saw the same thing. Too bad there was no slo-mo replay.
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    It seemed to me that before the Bolt race, there...

    It seemed to me that before the Bolt race, there were many empty seats scattered throughout the stadium. Maybe they were under the grandstand or in their cars trying to keep warm somehow. Or maybe...
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    The announcer on the stream is apparently...

    The announcer on the stream is apparently mathematically challenged. He just described the 300m as "2/3 of the track".
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    Rudisha pulled up just after the first turn in...

    Rudisha pulled up just after the first turn in the Ostrava 600 with what looked as if it could have been a bad hammy.
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    Bondarenko was definitely wearing non-matching...

    Bondarenko was definitely wearing non-matching shoes. They were totally different colors, but they were both adidas.
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    Is Baba wearing non-matching shoes? I couldn't...

    Is Baba wearing non-matching shoes? I couldn't be sure, but from one camera shot, it looked as if he was wearing one Nike shoe and one of some other brand (Mizuno?).
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    No kidding. It's 55F (13C) as the meet starts. ...

    No kidding. It's 55F (13C) as the meet starts. The sprinters won't like that at all.
  8. I always wonder about kids who get that intense...

    I always wonder about kids who get that intense that early in their lives. Will they burn out, mentally if not physically, before they're out of their teens, as so many swimmers have in the past?
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    The IAAF lists only marks with the 500g javelin,...

    The IAAF lists only marks with the 500g javelin, which is what they use in the World Youth Championships. I believe the high school jav is 600g.
  10. Thread: Dakar IWC

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    She finished 2nd.

    She finished 2nd.
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    When will he learn who's on the track? I've...

    When will he learn who's on the track? I've never heard such bad announcing. There were entire races in which he never identified anyone. There were others in which he identified people...
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    Mine just showed up today.

    Mine just showed up today.
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    Indeed, only once has Lemaitre ever run faster...

    Indeed, only once has Lemaitre ever run faster than 10.16 on or before May 10. But if he's racing on Sunday, why will we have to wait until the end of June to see improvement? We could see it...
  14. It may be unusual, but it's not universal. ...

    It may be unusual, but it's not universal.

    http://www.ocregister.com/articles/gatlin-662834-world-years.html

    The headline reads "Sprinter Gatlin fast becoming a national disgrace". The...
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    Here's one that just makes you scratch your head,...

    Here's one that just makes you scratch your head, wondering how anyone could be so clueless:
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  16. Thread: Mary Cain.

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    Fact is, in 2014 she competed in 6 indoor meets,...

    Fact is, in 2014 she competed in 6 indoor meets, one MORE than she had in 2013.
  17. I wasn't expressing anything at all. Just trying...

    I wasn't expressing anything at all. Just trying to contribute to the dialogue by pointing out that there is an awful lot of Gatlin-hatred out there. I've seen other critical pieces in the media...
  18. Getting back to the post that started this...

    Getting back to the post that started this thread, regardless of how one feels about Gatlin, that last statement is undeniable. There are people out there who will never be Gatlin fans. Here's one:...
  19. Thread: Mary Cain.

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    Maybe not. I agree with booond. If it ain't...

    Maybe not. I agree with booond. If it ain't working, give it a rest.
  20. Thread: Mary Cain.

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    I've been a huge Mary Cain fan for a long time,...

    I've been a huge Mary Cain fan for a long time, and I still am. But I must confess that I'm worried. Something isn't right and I don't know what that is. booond mentioned that she's living away...
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    A doping scandal in Nebraska!

    http://m.journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/nebraska/state-fair-gets-tough-on-doping-takes-away-titles/article_b5991f77-260e-54a9-ab35-0469857f1d26.html

    We are not alone. :-)
  22. Thread: Jenner

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    Misleading headline du jour: >>Bruce Jenner...

    Misleading headline du jour:

    >>Bruce Jenner sex change: Olympian confirms transition surgery plans in About Bruce special<<

    The surgery in question turns out to involve his forehead and jaw. ...
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    Nine years later, there's another update on...

    Nine years later, there's another update on Melody Fairchild now linked on the front page.
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    At least the Advocate is still available to...

    At least the Advocate is still available to online viewers without a subscription. The Eugene Register-Guard, unfortunately, has joined the ranks of newspapers that give you only a limited number of...
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    I was thinking the same thing.

    I was thinking the same thing.
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