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  1. Thread: Jenner

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    Because he feels female. Gender identity and...

    Because he feels female. Gender identity and sexual orientation are two distinct things.

    By your logic, all homosexual people should also be transgender. It just doesn't work like this.
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    Even so. Perkovic, phenomenal as she is by...

    Even so. Perkovic, phenomenal as she is by today's standards, is close to 6 meters/ 200 ft. away from it. That's further away than Adams in percentage terms.
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    Anita Włodarczyk and Adam Kszczot received AOY...

    Anita Włodarczyk and Adam Kszczot received AOY awards at the national federation's gala this weekend.

    And Anna Rogowska announced she would be skipping the 2015 indoor season. She will be focusing...
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    Historical decathlon point tables?

    Does anyone have (or know of a place online where they can be found) the previous versions of multi event point tables in spreadsheet/ calculator form (i.e. the kind where you enter the results and...
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    I'd go with women's DT record being even harder...

    I'd go with women's DT record being even harder to beat.
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    But it's not exactly fair that Kimetto was able...

    But it's not exactly fair that Kimetto was able to qualify, but the marathoners who chose to do their fall marathon in Chicago or NYC had no chance, no matter how impressive their performances might...
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    Definitely. NYCM hasn't been the world's top...

    Definitely. NYCM hasn't been the world's top marathon in a long time.
    Having said that, I kind of agree with JE. You shouldn't be finalizing AOY nominations with 3 months to go till the end of the...
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    Of course it is. And I can't really understand...

    Of course it is. And I can't really understand why the US still clings to the archaic amateur-professional division which no longer exists anywhere else in the world.
  9. Thread: Ebola in the US

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    Yes, because of the specific way in which ebola...

    Yes, because of the specific way in which ebola is transmitted, healthcare workers are at risk, but the probability of innocent bystanders catching it is very small. After all, Thomas Duncan took an...
  10. Thread: Ebola in the US

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    No hyperbole. In Liberia, the country hit hardest...

    No hyperbole. In Liberia, the country hit hardest by the current epidemic, roughly 1 in 1000 inhabitants has caught ebola; in other countries the rate is much lower. And the outbreak started nearly...
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    But they will probably take a flight to Beijing...

    But they will probably take a flight to Beijing before travelling on to Guiyang :)
  12. Thread: Ebola in the US

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    The vomit comment was likely an exaggeration, but...

    The vomit comment was likely an exaggeration, but let's get a sense of proportion here. The number of cases so far, over a few months and several countries, has been less than 10 thousand. That's...
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    Not using the IAAF logic...

    Not using the IAAF logic...
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    At least they've got a thrower in the top 3, even...

    At least they've got a thrower in the top 3, even if it's not the right one.
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    Nope. Gatlin had 16 attempts at a fast 100 time...

    Nope. Gatlin had 16 attempts at a fast 100 time this year, not one.
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    Nope. She's leading the all-time world list by...

    Nope. She's leading the all-time world list by roughly twice the margin that Bolt is, in percentage terms. Or, to put it another way, the improvement that Keitany would need to break the record is...
  17. What about the timing of the championships? Isn't...

    What about the timing of the championships? Isn't Doha unbearably hot at the time of the year when the WC are supposed to take place?
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    And with a huge negative split, too. The second...

    And with a huge negative split, too. The second half was ca. 4 minutes faster than the first!
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    2:03 is a significant barrier??? The marathon...

    2:03 is a significant barrier??? The marathon record has been improving by a minute every 3-4 years in recent times, so it really isn't that big a deal to see another full-minute barrier getting...
  20. Thread: Fun with maps

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    My question is why would anyone google Google?...

    My question is why would anyone google Google? Can any resident Oregonian shed light on this? ;)
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    JTer Hubert Chmielak set a PB with 82.58 in...

    JTer Hubert Chmielak set a PB with 82.58 in Kołobrzeg
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    But when AF ran that 48.0 split, her 400 PB...

    But when AF ran that 48.0 split, her 400 PB didn't really reflect her ability. At that point, she hadn't run the distance much. Hołub, OTOH, is a regular 400 specialist, so it's more surprising that...
  23. Erin Donohue was a javelin thrower in college...

    Erin Donohue was a javelin thrower in college IIRC, then went on to become a 1:59/4:03 runner.
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    Even if tis so, splitting 1.7 under your...

    Even if tis so, splitting 1.7 under your individual PR can't be a common occurence.
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    Poles' results at the Continental Cup: Men 800...

    Poles' results at the Continental Cup:
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    800 3 Adam Kszczot
    3000SC 8 Karol Zalewski 8:47.68
    PV 5 Paweł Wojciechowski 5.40
    SP 5 Tomasz Majewski 20.35
    DT 6 Robert Urbanek 60.27
    HT 3 Paweł...
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