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  1. Thread: USA DMR Teams

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    My guess would be that one of the six listed as...

    My guess would be that one of the six listed as 4x4 would end up in the DMR.
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    Yes, I just looked it up. Mexico City was faster...

    Yes, I just looked it up. Mexico City was faster than I thought it would be.

    My other option would be those weird years where T&FN rated marathoners based on June to June (or some such), instead...
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    Maybe a medalist in the 68 Olympics. I'll have a...

    Maybe a medalist in the 68 Olympics. I'll have a look around, because I have no idea of a name.
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    I spent the day in the sun, and I was getting...

    I spent the day in the sun, and I was getting cold near the end of the day. I prepared by wearing a long sleeve t-shirt, a sweater, a leather winter jacket, a ski cap, and gloves. Some good races...
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    Looks like Stan Eldon won the 3 and 6 mile in...

    Looks like Stan Eldon won the 3 and 6 mile in 1958. I think that is the event in question.
    Winners here: http://www.gbrathletics.com/bc/bc3.htm

    As an aside, that is hard to search for. Most US...
  6. Thread: Olympedia

    by mcgato
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    Question for bambam: how does the olympedia.org...

    Question for bambam: how does the olympedia.org site differ from what you have done for the sports-reference site?

    When you guys introduced the original site, I got access and it was unbelievably...
  7. I thought of Sanchez too. While counting his...

    I thought of Sanchez too. While counting his numbers (82 sub-49), I saw Matete's name so I checked his numbers. Matete is way higher, as I noted above, with 187 sub-49s. No obvious #2 Zambian...
  8. According to pela's lists, Samuel Matete has 187...

    According to pela's lists, Samuel Matete has 187 performances better than 49.00, and nobody else from Zambia appears on the list. Not sure who is #2 on that list.

    I'm pretty sure that Adams can...
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    Looks like Universal Sports will show an hour...

    Looks like Universal Sports will show an hour show on Sunday at noon eastern time. It might be streamed on line, but I can't figure out anything on Universal's website.
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
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    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...
  14. 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.
  15. 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...
  18. 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...
  20. 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,...
  25. Thread: Cap Drag

    by mcgato
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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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