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    Today, 12:47 AM
    Also, this is not about self-identification. If she wants to be considered female, that's perfectly fine in a legal/ social setting. The IAAF...
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    Today, 12:37 AM
    Not a male per se, just not female enough to compete in the female category. It's not an either-or thing.
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    10-14-2019, 10:20 AM
    Powell replied to a thread 1:59... in Current Events
    So are these shoes not generally available?
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    10-13-2019, 10:39 PM
    Yeah, I doubt foreign arrivals would have accounted for even 10% of attendance at any WC ever.
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    10-13-2019, 09:28 PM
    I don't see how that is true. Kosgei's mark is more equivalent to Kipchoge's. But then again, so was Radcliffe's.
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    10-13-2019, 08:00 PM
    Powell replied to a thread 1:59... in Current Events
    Or in full armor, like Philippides did :D
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    10-12-2019, 08:17 PM
    Powell replied to a thread 1:59... in Current Events
    If Kipchoge and Bekele don't do it, it could take a while for runners of comparable caliber to crop up. Look at how long Bekele's WRs on the track...
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    10-12-2019, 06:25 PM
    Powell replied to a thread 1:59... in Current Events
    I don't believe the drafting effect per se is of much significance in T&F, either. But protection from the wind does matter.
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    10-12-2019, 03:05 PM
    Powell replied to a thread 1:59... in Current Events
    Sure I was intrigued to see whether he'd do it or not. But seeing a group run around at an exactly constant pace for 2 hours isn't exactly...
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    10-12-2019, 12:37 PM
    Powell replied to a thread 1:59... in Current Events
    An interesting question was raised by one of the Polish Eurosport commentators during the run: what was the purpose of having two guys run behind...
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    10-12-2019, 12:30 PM
    Powell replied to a thread 1:59... in Current Events
    And it was only 21 years ago that the first man ran the marathon at average pace of more than 20 km/h, i.e. 72s/lap!
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    10-12-2019, 11:08 AM
    Powell replied to a thread 1:59... in Current Events
    Kipchoge looked fairly comfortable at the sub-2 pace, too. Looking at his finish and the way he looked after the race, he could have probably run...
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    10-12-2019, 09:20 AM
    Not just the PV, but pretty much all events, except possibly the throws. And not just in the US, but pretty much anywhere in the Western world.
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    10-12-2019, 09:00 AM
    Powell replied to a thread 1:59... in Current Events
    I doubt a race between the two would be the best setup for a WR. It will almost inevitably lead to tactical games at some point. Better to have just...
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    10-12-2019, 08:27 AM
    Powell replied to a thread 1:59... in Current Events
    As impressive a feat as it is, it was the boringest piece of T&F I've ever watched in my life.
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    10-12-2019, 07:21 AM
    Powell replied to a thread 1:59... in Current Events
    A little drizzle isn't necessarily a bad thing in the marathon.
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    10-12-2019, 07:10 AM
    Powell replied to a thread 1:59... in Current Events
    I believe the idea is to keep the pace as constant as possible.
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    10-12-2019, 06:45 AM
    Powell replied to a thread 1:59... in Current Events
    2:05:48 by Sondre Norstad Moen in 2017. It was even the European record for a little while.
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    10-12-2019, 06:34 AM
    Powell replied to a thread 1:59... in Current Events
    Just the opposite, actually. This is live on Eurosport. The DL is only shown on premium channels.
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    10-12-2019, 06:25 AM
    Powell replied to a thread 1:59... in Current Events
    And it's shown live on Eurosport as well! Very surprising they managed this, given that the timing of the run wasn't even confirmed until yesterday.
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    10-12-2019, 01:09 AM
    Powell replied to a thread 1:59... in Current Events
    I'm not saying they will have a problem with maintaining the pace. But neither would 13:10-13:15 5000 specialists, who I suppose would come a lot...
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    10-12-2019, 12:03 AM
    TWalsh replied to a thread 1:59... in Current Events
    Ha ha! You are entitled to your opinion, my friend! And your ad hominem attack tells us a lot more about you than me.
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    10-11-2019, 11:58 PM
    TWalsh replied to a thread 1:59... in Current Events
    And thanks for touching on some of the reasons why I will not be rooting for Kipchoge to break 2 hours on Saturday!
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    10-11-2019, 11:13 PM
    Powell replied to a thread 1:59... in Current Events
    That's pretty much how I feel about it, too. Sure, it is a publicity stunt, but he still has to do it on his own two legs.
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    10-11-2019, 08:06 PM
    Powell replied to a thread 1:59... in Current Events
    But what's the point of having 1500 specialists as pacers, other than perhaps raising the profile of the event?
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    10-11-2019, 05:29 PM
    Powell replied to a thread Eliud Kipchoge in Current Events
    Certainly more than one. He finished sixth in Melbourne. Not sure how many others he might have done.
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    10-11-2019, 01:54 PM
    That's a big if, though. He just doesn't seem to have great natural speed. But then again, Nafi Thiam has done pretty well without being tremendously...
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    10-11-2019, 01:00 AM
    Powell replied to a thread Polish news 2019 in Current Events
    I haven't heard anything specific, so I'm assuming it's going according to plan. She recently suggested she might not be retiring after Tokyo, as she...
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    10-11-2019, 12:55 AM
    But she didn't really take the event seriously. Had she done that, she could have run a huge WR at the time. Remember she had been a pretty good 80m...
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    10-11-2019, 12:48 AM
    But of course it's easier to hit a huge jump when you're not paying as much attention to hitting the board right. Not that I'm criticizing Mihambo in...
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