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    09-07-2019, 08:49 AM
    Semenya is following in the footsteps of Maria Mutola. After more than 20 years of 800m running she became captain of her National Football team,...
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    09-07-2019, 08:44 AM
    rhymans replied to a thread Foul in Historical
    In 1988 I was in Leningrad to attend the GP Meet and there was a reception to celebrate 100 years of Russian Athletics. A bus would pick us up, and...
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    09-06-2019, 04:45 PM
    Walsh was quoted after the event as being pleased that he had some good throws, but that "he didn't really catch one right". - 23m in Doha?
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    09-04-2019, 04:35 PM
    rhymans replied to a thread Florimond Cornet in Historical
    You almost have it - his job was to test shoes, so they were quite rigorously tested.
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    09-04-2019, 11:19 AM
    rhymans replied to a thread Foul in Historical
    I'm not sure if you can pick this link up - if so, then you can see Campbell's jump ...
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    09-04-2019, 11:07 AM
    rhymans replied to a thread Florimond Cornet in Historical
    As a clue I would say that his event will help you much more than his name
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    09-03-2019, 02:53 PM
    rhymans replied to a thread Foul in Historical
    I'm sure Olli is right - Kula was born in 1959, while 3-Sep-54 is the dob of Uudmae - de Oliveira may have jumped further that day, and Ian Campbell...
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    09-03-2019, 12:38 PM
    rhymans replied to a thread Florimond Cornet in Historical
    Good try, but no.
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    09-03-2019, 08:14 AM
    rhymans started a thread Florimond Cornet in Historical
    Rare to have a question about a walker, but Florimond Cornet was the #1 over 50k in the world in 1939 - some 9 minutes quicker than anyone else with...
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    09-03-2019, 08:12 AM
    rhymans replied to a thread A question of altitude in Historical
    The nurse will be taking me back to my room soon, but before that, have a look at "Florimond Cornet" - a question which I definitely haven't pinched ...
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    09-03-2019, 08:10 AM
    To quote Shakespeare - much ado about nothing
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    08-30-2019, 02:56 PM
    rhymans replied to a thread A question of altitude in Historical
    Oops - well, I hadn't checked back on that. It means that I either have Alzheimer's (like my father before me), or my mind moves in similar ways to...
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    08-30-2019, 10:06 AM
    After first competing at altitude, which Olympic medalist said this, and when? "The altitude bothered me in the third lap. It seemed like my...
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    08-23-2019, 08:51 PM
    Curious that 11 passed tests should get so little fanfare when compared with 3 missed tests
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    08-20-2019, 09:41 AM
    As a corollary to the last post it's worth mentioning the quality of work supplied by such as Stan Greenberg , Walt Murphy in the USA, and Mark...
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    08-20-2019, 09:35 AM
    David Coleman, previously mentioned in the thread was probably the best British commentator at generating excitement. Much of what he said was...
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