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    Ask the steeplers! They seem to be of hardier...

    Ask the steeplers! They seem to be of hardier stock.
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    Yawn . . . it's SO 5 minutes ago . . . ;-)

    Yawn . . . it's SO 5 minutes ago . . . ;-)
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    Speaking of getting the facts right . . . The...

    Speaking of getting the facts right . . .
    The human body CAN get stronger in its 30s; faster*, no. One can, however gain enough strength to overcome the decelerating turnover rate with a longer...
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    That is called the Allen Iverson approach to a...

    That is called the Allen Iverson approach to a sport. Practice is for wusses.
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    Say what?! Championship 1500, 5k, and 10K are...

    Say what?!
    Championship 1500, 5k, and 10K are NOTORIOUSLY SLOW!
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    I like this, having read on. Unless the top three...

    I like this, having read on. Unless the top three have the qualifier, they keep going down the list of 'finishers' to get three. If there are not three, ANY finisher can chase the standard till 8/9....
  7. Thread: Fun with maps

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    What's life without one?! ;-)

    What's life without one?! ;-)
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    Fair? Welcome to Dixon's world, where women's...

    Fair? Welcome to Dixon's world, where women's athletics is boring because they're not as good as men. Why would you pay to see women racing, that a good high school boy could beat? [rolling eyes]
  9. Thread: Fun with maps

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    I guess I never fully appreciated how big Nigeria...

    I guess I never fully appreciated how big Nigeria is. Imagine it with an athletic infrastructure like North America or Europe! :-O
    Not to be 'racist', but I am imagining them holding the WRs for ...
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    Selfies KILL!!

    Selfies KILL!!
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    And the infamous Larry Jessee. Great vaults in El...

    And the infamous Larry Jessee. Great vaults in El Paso at random times.
  12. Thread: Rana Reider

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    Florida habitue CT to Holland?! It's a nice place...

    Florida habitue CT to Holland?! It's a nice place to visit, but . . .
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    Now THAT I would believe. I seem to remember that...

    Now THAT I would believe. I seem to remember that whenever the wind was good, he would arrange a meet at his home ring in Malmo and have a 'competition', so his best practice throws would count!
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    Tough row to hoe. But more power to him if he...

    Tough row to hoe. But more power to him if he does! :-)
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    Yeah, 'fraid SB has the GOAT thing locked up for...

    Yeah, 'fraid SB has the GOAT thing locked up for a long time to come . . . Warmerdam held it for a long time too.
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    1. Different dispersal pattern. The Eskimo/Inuit...

    1. Different dispersal pattern. The Eskimo/Inuit are asiatics late to the migration party.
    and [from some intrawebs research]:
    2. "Inuits' vitamin D intake wasn’t dependent upon the sun. They get...
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    Good answer - thanks!

    Good answer - thanks!
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    Unless his idea of 'practice' was just to jump in...

    Unless his idea of 'practice' was just to jump in every Tom, Dick & Harry meet, he didn't compete 90 times a year.
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    Made me laugh. In the eTN I just received, the...

    Made me laugh. In the eTN I just received, the winner of the mLJ is listed as

    ******KeAndre Bates (Fl) 24-9

    So that makes him a soph in HS enrolled at Florida!
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    So why is his HT not out there too? Is he a...

    So why is his HT not out there too? Is he a pachyderm (he asked in the most complimentary way possible)?

    He looks like he could be fast in the ring . . ....
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    Is 600m an altitude-aid-able distance? I think we...

    Is 600m an altitude-aid-able distance? I think we determined that Doubell's =WR in the MC 800 was not, but Evan's 400 was. So 600? I'm guessing yes.
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    90 seems a stretch. Indoors, he could have had...

    90 seems a stretch. Indoors, he could have had 8-10 comps. So 80 in the March to early Sept time-frame. That's over 3 each and every week. The ol' BS meter is buzzing.
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    Well, that is definitely something new I learned...

    Well, that is definitely something new I learned today!!
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    Fascinating map. What is the ethnicity of the...

    Fascinating map. What is the ethnicity of the central Russian red dot?

    And then looking at another map on the site, "fair hair", why is it that fair hair is highest in the middle of Swe-Nor-Fin,...
  25. Thread: Friday Debut

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    Very nice. I think his experiences have made him...

    Very nice. I think his experiences have made him wiser. Here's wishing him a great 2015/16!
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