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  1. Thread: Tutorial

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    Lonewolf, are just now logging into the...

    Lonewolf, are just now logging into the cell-phone version of the forum? It just looks different.
  2. Spot on, Jazz.

    Spot on, Jazz.
  3. Thread: 1:59...

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    Onion-worthy.

    Onion-worthy.
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    That just sounds like savvy marketing. It's all...

    That just sounds like savvy marketing. It's all just about selling shoes.
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    Speaking of which . . . you are assuming I didn't...

    Speaking of which . . . you are assuming I didn't do MY homework. Which, of course, I did. Here's a representative article:
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    To be clear, I do believe they are the 'fastest'...

    To be clear, I do believe they are the 'fastest' shoes on the market, because I trust Nike, in pursuit of the bottom line, to do their homework. And I do believe EK's sub-2 was helped by them. But so...
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    We'll agree to disagree. My expertise is in...

    We'll agree to disagree. My expertise is in semantics, and I am certain that the term "4% energy return", though very meaningful to the engineers who designed it, is a meaningless term in any...
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    There is no conversion . . . every athlete and...

    There is no conversion . . . every athlete and every situation is different. It is a meaningless term.
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    Exactly my point. It's a meaningless term in this...

    Exactly my point. It's a meaningless term in this context.
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    Fiberglass poles did a whole lot more than that!!...

    Fiberglass poles did a whole lot more than that!!
    These so-called three 'deviations' have another term that applies: 'progress' in shoe technology.
    I am definitely calling BS on the iAAF.
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    If the Vaporfly really did give a 4% advantage,...

    If the Vaporfly really did give a 4% advantage, that should correlate directly to running time (not just the nebulous term, 'energy'), which would have been about 5 minutes. It was less, and well...
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    Virtually everything about T&F today has been...

    Virtually everything about T&F today has been 'enhanced' since the early days. Lighter shoes provide an advantage over heavier ones. Blocks provide an advantage over no blocks. Track and spikes...
  13. Thread: Tokyo Olympics

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    The IOC is just like everyone else, concerned...

    The IOC is just like everyone else, concerned with the $$$. If TV says diminished money, the IOC listens.
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    Same 'people' who complained about the fiberglass...

    Same 'people' who complained about the fiberglass pole?
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    The obvious problem that the USA Relay Coach has,...

    The obvious problem that the USA Relay Coach has, that HS and college coaches don't, is that s/he has to deal with a pool of professional athletes that each have their own agendas, schedules,...
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    Similar experience. Went from a 16.2 120HHer to a...

    Similar experience. Went from a 16.2 120HHer to a 15.4 guy mid-way thru junior season when I got a pair of Tokyos! I just felt faster.
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    6'3"

    6'3"
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    Minor Stat Study

    Resurrecting an old stat interest from years before, I have updated my lists of 10th best performance on the year-list for

    World
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    HS

    My interest was to track annual performance at the top...
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    The year one sits out, aka the redshirt year, one...

    The year one sits out, aka the redshirt year, one is typically NOT on the roster.
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    Which would be, of course, an excellent idea for...

    Which would be, of course, an excellent idea for several reasons: academically, psychologically, physically, socially, maturity, financially . . .
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    Eins - Dal's TWO 400Hs Zwei - Brigid's Mar Drei...

    Eins - Dal's TWO 400Hs
    Zwei - Brigid's Mar
    Drei - Hassan's 1500
  22. Would I be wrong to guess that for Eugene21, the...

    Would I be wrong to guess that for Eugene21, the majority of fans will NOT be Oregonians?
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    4 Bates, Emma (USA) 2:25:27

    4 Bates, Emma (USA) 2:25:27
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    To wit 9 Riley, Jacob (USA) 2:10:36 10 Mock,...

    To wit

    9 Riley, Jacob (USA) 2:10:36
    10 Mock, Jerrell (USA) 2:10:37
    11 Stinson, Parker (USA) 2:10:53
    12 Bumbalough, Andrew (USA) 2:10:56
    14 McDonald, Matthew (USA) 2:11:10
    15 Smith, Scott...
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    Mo F, in 8th place, was only about 4 minutes...

    Mo F, in 8th place, was only about 4 minutes faster than Brigid!!!
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