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  1. I remember trying to lick loose teeth until they...

    I remember trying to lick loose teeth until they dissolved. Unsurprisingly, they tended to fall out first.
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    Typo, I believe; his previous NR was 65.24. He...

    Typo, I believe; his previous NR was 65.24. He was a WC finalist in 2009.

    Maybe we're seeing the ridiculously-high-Olympic-entry-standard effect here :)
  3. Yup. There are people who divide opinions widely...

    Yup. There are people who divide opinions widely - and people who are stupid and/or ignorant but not trolls (though in some cases, one can but hope for their own sake that I've misjudged them and...
  4. To be fair, most of the world doesn't care about...

    To be fair, most of the world doesn't care about this meet anyway; if the only interested nations are (as booond noted) the US and a couple of islands, the DMR is likely a more sensible choice than...
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    ARRS has historical marathon year lists going...

    ARRS has historical marathon year lists going back 100+ years here. According to ARRS's 1955 list Karvonen did lead the world, but with the faster time of 2:21:21.6.

    Props to catson52 for...
  6. Randy Barnes supposedly had a foul of 79'2" in...

    Randy Barnes supposedly had a foul of 79'2" in practice shortly before his WR.

    In a way, I'm relieved if the 24.29 is bogus. Over the years I've had more than one nightmare about the shot put WR...
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    Kuck reportedly had a monster throw of around 238...

    Kuck reportedly had a monster throw of around 238 feet (72½ m) in javelin practice before the 1926 AAUs. At the time, the US record was his own 214-2 1/8 (65.28 m) and the WR was Lindström's 66.62...
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    Hearing of Kovacs's 24.29 reminded me of this...

    Hearing of Kovacs's 24.29 reminded me of this athlete, who also smashed a WR in practice.
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    I'm not entirely convinced we're seeing anything...

    I'm not entirely convinced we're seeing anything in the men's javelin that can't be explained as statistical variation. But if we are, it might be because the more traditional countries are no longer...
  10. Storl is an awesome big meet competitor. Kovacs...

    Storl is an awesome big meet competitor. Kovacs might be, but he hasn't shown it yet; and while his form right now is very impressive, it wouldn't be the first time a shot putter shows brilliant...
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    Yes, her coach commented on the race (and how...

    Yes, her coach commented on the race (and how unexpected the time had been, even to him), even posting a video of it.

    However, he later said he felt the times from that race were suspect and...
  12. And Watt in 2011.

    And Watt in 2011.
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    Windy (+2.6) 12.69 in the w100H for Nooralotta...

    Windy (+2.6) 12.69 in the w100H for Nooralotta Neziri in Clermont. Her NR from last year is 12.98; after the indoor season it was clear she was in career-best shape, but this was still a surprise...
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    The same goes for 66.00 in the discus... mind...

    The same goes for 66.00 in the discus... mind you, I suppose the discus guys at least have the option of hunting winds in obscure village meets.
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    Quick mid-noughties trivia... 1. In 2007,...

    Quick mid-noughties trivia...

    1. In 2007, athlete A topped the mile world list, setting an Area Record that still stands. His other results that year were good but not earth-shattering, placing...
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    The notion that Gatlin is an inspirational...

    The notion that Gatlin is an inspirational comeback story sounds like something one might find in The Onion.

    If Gatlin wins in Beijing or, worse, Rio, it will not be an inspirational comeback...
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    While Tuariki's list may not answer gh's...

    While Tuariki's list may not answer gh's question, there are still interesting things to take away from it; this, for instance.
    Both names are very recognizable to people who watched the European...
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    Athletes are, unfortunately, forgotten over time....

    Athletes are, unfortunately, forgotten over time. Webb was brilliant, but not like El Guerrouj or Bekele, who'll still be remembered decades from now; he was more like Isaac Songok or Abraham Chebii,...
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    That was when sub-1:44 races were a rarity, no...

    That was when sub-1:44 races were a rarity, no less; as already noted in this thread, he was #2 on the world list that year, 0.10 behind Mulaudzi.
  20. There are several articles about him on the...

    There are several articles about him on the internet; not sure if you've already seen them or not. This and this seem fairly good; this appears a bit more confused about some facts.

    I couldn't...
  21. 187 sub-49s is incredible. Edwin Moses...

    187 sub-49s is incredible.

    Edwin Moses (according to the same source) had 123 sub-49 clockings. Moses and Angelo Taylor combined have 189 sub-49s.
  22. Montsho should also have quite a few; not sure...

    Montsho should also have quite a few; not sure who #2 is.
  23. Apart from Bubka (noted in the Australian...

    Apart from Bubka (noted in the Australian thread), Valerie Adams is somewhere in that ballpark I think. Werner Günthör should also be >80.
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    I'd assume there are quite a few such cases...

    I'd assume there are quite a few such cases around the world. Off the top of my head, Murofushi and Bubka both have that beaten, but the overall #1 in this regard is probably someone a bit more...
  25. * the 2010 Youth Olympic Games, where he placed...

    * the 2010 Youth Olympic Games, where he placed second to Brzozowski.
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