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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,...
  5. Thread: Cap Drag

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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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    Ellen van Langen could be one of them. Drawing a...

    Ellen van Langen could be one of them. Drawing a blank on the other one.
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    I think one area that they ignore when measuring...

    I think one area that they ignore when measuring difficulty of a language is exceptions to rules. I took French in college, and there would be a rule for the conjugation of a group of verbs. Then...
  8. Thread: Hungry?

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    We are actually up to heptathlon these days.

    We are actually up to heptathlon these days.
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    Is this one of those somewhat trick questions...

    Is this one of those somewhat trick questions about a guy who went to BYU for about 3 months, dropped out, and had a very good career? I forget who it was, but he was European, I think. I seem to...
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    A quick check of pela's lists, and these are the...

    A quick check of pela's lists, and these are the only ones that make both outdoor 400 and 800 lists.

    44.26 1:43.44 Alberto Juantorena
    44.59 1:43.20 Mark Everett
    45.11 1:43.07 Yeimer López
    45.03...
  11. Thread: Marcus Dupree

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    Smith was a senior in 79, and Dupree was a senior...

    Smith was a senior in 79, and Dupree was a senior in 82.

    I was looking around earlier, and found a column by someone in Mississippi who claims to remember Dupree losing to Smith when Smith was a...
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    What the heck, I'll guess France.

    What the heck, I'll guess France.
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    I'm guessing the Niger river for Niger and...

    I'm guessing the Niger river for Niger and Nigeria.
    Also the Congo river for the two Congos.
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    My guess was sirocco, as well. Though I didn't...

    My guess was sirocco, as well. Though I didn't know how to spell it correctly. I remember the VW car of the same name.
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    In all fairness, the Atlanta Braves are probably...

    In all fairness, the Atlanta Braves are probably the reason that the tomahawk chop is so annoying.
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    FSU tomahawk chop story: The first time I heard...

    FSU tomahawk chop story: The first time I heard that chant on TV.

    A friend came down to Miami for a long run in early September. We did the Miami Runners Club run, which went through Coral Gables...
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    Bucharest?

    Bucharest?
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    I'm guessing that it is too far north, so globes...

    I'm guessing that it is too far north, so globes cut it off. Since they connect the globe through the poles and then put a little ring around the top, it may get cut off.

    I'm guessing that as...
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    I'll say false. Too hard to do in mountains. ...

    I'll say false. Too hard to do in mountains. Not to mention overpasses.
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    Arctic circle?

    Arctic circle?
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    It can't fly? I'm up way too late tonight.

    It can't fly?

    I'm up way too late tonight.
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    It is the tides. St. John, NB, is on the Bay of...

    It is the tides. St. John, NB, is on the Bay of Fundy which has a huge tidal difference between high and low tide. It is something like a 40 foot difference between low and high tide.
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    Sunset? Just kidding. I'll guess tornado.

    Sunset? Just kidding.

    I'll guess tornado.
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    Bondi beach is the only beach that I've heard of...

    Bondi beach is the only beach that I've heard of in that part of the world, so I'll guess that.
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    Sounds like Flo-Jo.

    Sounds like Flo-Jo.
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