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    Yesterday, 09:58 PM
    Powell replied to a thread Mary Cain and Nike in Current Events
    ...and weight is a lot more relevant to distance running performance than hair length.
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    11-19-2019, 04:49 PM
    https://www.si.com/track-and-field/2019/11/15/puma-shoe-upended-1968-olympics
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    11-18-2019, 03:49 PM
    Meanwhile, Jeopardy will be making a return to Polish TV. The Polish version debuted in 1996, but only survived for 7 years. It will be back on air...
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    11-18-2019, 01:39 PM
    As noted on the Polish thread, Adam Kszczot will be training under Tomasz Lewandowski and Paweł Wojciechowski under Vyacheslav Kalinichenko.
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    11-16-2019, 12:26 AM
    Powell replied to a thread Mary Cain and Nike in Current Events
    Not necessarily. Some top-class athletes have enough internal motivation to not need it, but many do need the pushing.
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    11-15-2019, 04:11 PM
    Powell replied to a thread Polish news 2019 in Current Events
    All citizenship applications in Poland are handled by the president's office. I think he had fulfilled the normal conditions by that time. Anyway, by...
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    11-15-2019, 12:50 AM
    Powell replied to a thread Polish news 2019 in Current Events
    Olga Ochal was never good enough to make an OG/WC/EC team, but she did represent Poland in the World Military Games in both 2015 and 2019. And she's...
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    11-14-2019, 08:03 PM
    Powell replied to a thread Polish news 2019 in Current Events
    Kalinichenko has been living in Poland since 2000 and became a Polish citizen around 2011. Yes, Peinado does train in Poland, at least for a...
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    11-13-2019, 12:39 PM
    Powell replied to a thread Polish news 2019 in Current Events
    But he's been a Polish citizen for a while now. It's time we had a decent female vaulter as well.
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    11-12-2019, 07:34 PM
    Powell replied to a thread Polish news 2019 in Current Events
    After recent death of his coach Wiesław Czapiewski, Paweł Wojciechowski will now be coached by Vyacheslav Kalinichenko, best known for his work with...
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    11-10-2019, 10:27 PM
    Powell replied to a thread Track without Nike in Current Events
    Also, speaking of countries other than the US, the national teams may not be sponsored by Nike, but many individual top athletes are.
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    11-10-2019, 10:23 PM
    But there's no reason to wear them except in competition. For a top class marathon runner, even if they have to pay for them, buying one pair every...
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    11-06-2019, 01:43 AM
    What do you mean "on a course like Berlin's"? That course has been the venue of more WRs than any other in the last 20+ years.
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    11-06-2019, 01:25 AM
    I guess the measurements in the horizontal jumps can be considered pretty accurate with the current no-marker technology. But in the throws, when...
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    10-31-2019, 08:57 PM
    Powell replied to a thread Polish news 2019 in Current Events
    Anita Włodarczyk has finally received her Olympic gold from 2012. She was handed the medal at the Polish T&F federation's centenary gala:...
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    10-30-2019, 08:00 PM
    Not sure you can say that of ALL European cities. Places like Athens, Barcelona and Rome did have heat issues when OG/ WCs were held there. Even...
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    10-30-2019, 04:33 PM
    But we don't actually report results to 1mm, so these exact differences are irrelevant.
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    10-27-2019, 08:29 PM
    Powell replied to a thread Polish news 2019 in Current Events
    More results from Wuhan mHT 1 Wojciech Nowicki 77.38 m1500 1. Michał Rozmys 3:46.33 3. Marcin Lewandowski 3:46.61 w4x4 1 POL (Anna...
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    10-26-2019, 11:12 PM
    Powell replied to a thread Polish news 2019 in Current Events
    Yes, apparently he didn't hurt himself, although he did not take any more attempts (the pole break occured on his first attempt at 5.82).
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    10-24-2019, 01:41 PM
    Powell replied to a thread Polish news 2019 in Current Events
    He's built pretty much like Borzakovskiy, who was very much a speed-based runner, and never made much of an impact at 1500.
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    10-24-2019, 01:34 PM
    Powell replied to a thread Polish news 2019 in Current Events
    World Military Games, day 3 mPV 1 Paweł Wojciechowski 5.60 mJT 2 Marcin Krukowski 78.17 m400H 3 Patryk Dobek 49.69 w200 (-0.3) 3 Anna...
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    10-24-2019, 12:49 PM
    Powell replied to a thread Military World Games in Current Events
    That's just for representation purposes. It doesn't mean they really fulfill any real military duties. I can speak for Polish athletes: most of them...
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    10-24-2019, 12:41 PM
    Powell replied to a thread Polish news 2019 in Current Events
    Based on what? Lewandowski was always more of an 800/1500 type, so his moving up was logical, while Kszczot was more of a speed-based 800 specialist...
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    10-23-2019, 10:46 PM
    Powell replied to a thread Military World Games in Current Events
    Formally they are. The extent to what they actually do any military duty varies by country, I guess.
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    10-23-2019, 04:57 PM
    Powell replied to a thread Polish news 2019 in Current Events
    He was clearly not at his best in Doha, but that was largely due to various health issues he had this year. Moving up is a plan he has, but that's...
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    10-23-2019, 01:50 PM
    Powell replied to a thread Polish news 2019 in Current Events
    https://results.wuhan2019mwg.cn/index.htm#/sport/schedule?sportcode=ath&date=
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    10-23-2019, 01:42 PM
    Powell replied to a thread Polish news 2019 in Current Events
    wSP 1 Paulina Guba 18.22 m800 1 Michał Rozmys 1:49.00
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    10-22-2019, 01:09 PM
    Powell replied to a thread Polish news 2019 in Current Events
    World Military Games, Wuhan mSP 2 Konrad Bukowiecki 21.84 6 Jakub Szyszkowski 20.37 w400 3 Justyna Święty-Ersetic 52.19 4 Małgorzata...
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