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    Note that Moses, Ponomaryova, and Koch couldn't...

    Note that Moses, Ponomaryova, and Koch couldn't have competed in the Olympics due to boycotts. Shaheen was ineligible due to change of country. So none of these really fit the criteria of not...
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    There are only a few countries that could have...

    There are only a few countries that could have this happen. Probably the closest that I can remember is Daniel Komen setting the 3000m WR at Rieti a few weeks after the 1996 Olympics. But that is...
  3. Looks like it is Region 6 AAAAA (or 5A) in...

    Looks like it is Region 6 AAAAA (or 5A) in Atlanta. Results here:
    http://ga.milesplit.com/meets/191292/results/367372/formatted#.V5KbLjVOWuI

    The 2016 meet was at Lakewood Stadium, so I'm...
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    Starting on BeIn now, despite what my online...

    Starting on BeIn now, despite what my online guide thinks.
  5. I was eating breakfast at a restaurant after a...

    I was eating breakfast at a restaurant after a run one day. The restaurant had double doors that needed to be pulled to enter, but only one worked. The nonworking door had a sign that said it...
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    I wrote this on the London fantasy thread...

    I wrote this on the London fantasy thread yesterday. I just checked and it is still true.

    Note on BeIn programming: I went to set my DVR today, and my online guide has a Friday slot from 2 to 4...
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    Note on BeIn programming: I went to set my DVR...

    Note on BeIn programming: I went to set my DVR today, and my online guide has a Friday slot from 2 to 4 for a replay of the Monaco meet. I looked at the schedule for the London DL, and it looks...
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    I forgot about that. Wambui started in lane 5...

    I forgot about that. Wambui started in lane 5 (maybe 4) with one other runner. Half way into the first turn, she was shoulder to shoulder with the other runner and just went into the lane inside...
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    I don't know why everyone is so surprised most of...

    I don't know why everyone is so surprised most of the US athletes underperformed at this meet. It happens every year after a major US champs, especially the Olympic trials. They are fried after the...
  10. Thread: Cransdall

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    Davis the 400 runner who ran for Oregon? Looked...

    Davis the 400 runner who ran for Oregon? Looked up his first name, so Otis Davis. Unfortunately I wasn't at the Olympic Trials.
  11. When is "It's Free Speech Day" going to be? We...

    When is "It's Free Speech Day" going to be? We missed it on July 4th. There are a few topics that I desperately want to opine on, and say f@%! off to a few people.
  12. NBC family in the US. They stopped the on screen...

    NBC family in the US. They stopped the on screen clock for the kilo splits.
  13. The splits shown on the TV cast were: 3:12.01...

    The splits shown on the TV cast were:
    3:12.01 (Higginson)
    6:20.10 (Coburn)

    They were where I would expect the kilo splits to be.
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    Here's a link to the coverage from NBC. It...

    Here's a link to the coverage from NBC. It streams live tonight from 6:30 to 8 ET, then on NBCSN from 8 to 11.
    http://www.nbcolympics.com/news/how-watch-us-olympic-track-and-field-trials

    I...
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    Probably because the term is a couple of thousand...

    Probably because the term is a couple of thousand years old. Kind of hard to claim exclusivity for something that has been around that long.
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    Make it a 2:01 race instead of a 2:03 race. ...

    Make it a 2:01 race instead of a 2:03 race. Roesler and Williams were the only two with a seed time under 2:01. I'm guessing the only two with career bests under 2:01. Next best seed time was...
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    Huh, looks like 1.84 (6' 0.5") is good enough for...

    Huh, looks like 1.84 (6' 0.5") is good enough for the finals. Not very deep these days.
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    She did better as a 10th grader 8 years ago. I'm...

    She did better as a 10th grader 8 years ago. I'm always baffled by really bad strategy. So it goes.
  19. Thread: Euro 2016

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    I was kind of pulling for Belgium, but they are...

    I was kind of pulling for Belgium, but they are just a mess. Nobody is on the same page. Person makes dangerous run, but the pass never comes or comes too late. Great pass made into dangerous...
  20. Thread: Euro 2016

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    Probably a closer comparison is Leicester City,...

    Probably a closer comparison is Leicester City, who just surprisingly won the English Premier League. Curiously Leicester and Iceland have nearly the same population.
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    That has to be the stupidest website I've seen in...

    That has to be the stupidest website I've seen in a long time.

    Let's see, I want to see the 800 entries.
    Click on 800. Ok, I have a choice of Open Men, Open Women, and All Divisions. Lets go...
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    I was texting with a coworker, and I predicted...

    I was texting with a coworker, and I predicted penalties for England-Iceland. He's Scottish, with English parents, so he knew what that meant.
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    To illustrate what bambam mentions, I'll link to...

    To illustrate what bambam mentions, I'll link to an xkcd comic:
    https://xkcd.com/882/
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    This looks like one of those observational...

    This looks like one of those observational studies where they have a few responses of interest (brain cancers) and hundreds of variables included such as sex, income, education, marriage status, job,...
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    I think it was Gary McCord who quipped about the...

    I think it was Gary McCord who quipped about the Augusta greens, "they don't mow this green, they bikini wax it." Took a bit of googling to get it right. That got him banned from the Masters...
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