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    Hey, Mondo's name is all over the vault...

    Hey, Mondo's name is all over the vault equipment. The fix is in!

    (Sorry ... old joke?)
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    The closest I ever came to being a hurdler was...

    The closest I ever came to being a hurdler was running the steeple, so tell me: Is it really that damned hard to get both legs over the hurdle? That's two DQs so far.
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    Damn ... she just jogged a 54.45.

    Damn ... she just jogged a 54.45.
  4. I was agreeing with the author until he wrote,...

    I was agreeing with the author until he wrote, "the next IAAF world championships will take place in Eugene, Oregon, notable in terms of world athletics only for being the town where Nike was founded...
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    Man, what an uneventful meet (unless a Belgian NR...

    Man, what an uneventful meet (unless a Belgian NR in the wLJ gets you excited). Just looked at my eTN and nothing from Birmingham was boldfaced!
  6. For three straight years (2004-06), I watched a...

    For three straight years (2004-06), I watched a talented pole vaulter from my high school come in a frustrated second place to Ince at the Texas state meet. Imagine my surprise when I saw Ince's name...
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    I think it was a tech problem, not a delay. I...

    I think it was a tech problem, not a delay. I suspect we'll see the first few events when they post the meet to the "replay" section.
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    No, the 100 heats are being shown now, but the...

    No, the 100 heats are being shown now, but the broadcast was definitely late in coming on. I missed all but the last few steps of that great men's 5K. Technical problem?
  9. Hall told me he agrees with you:...

    Hall told me he agrees with you: https://trackandfieldnews.com/ncaa-mens-400-hurdles-bad-race-good-enough/
  10. My interview with MSU throws coach April Thomas:...

    My interview with MSU throws coach April Thomas: https://twitter.com/tandfn/status/1136476627741892608

    Interview with Anderson Peters: https://twitter.com/tandfn/status/1136448642209001473
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    You'd have to ask the National Federation of High...

    You'd have to ask the National Federation of High Schools. But I suspect it's just that they don't want to mess with certifying performances at meets that they do not control, philosophically they...
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    He can get on Track & Field News' lists, which...

    He can get on Track & Field News' lists, which recognize performances occurring in the summer after the school year. NFHS does not.
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    The baton that should have been handed off was...

    The baton that should have been handed off was from the late Lam Jones. I truly believe Boling's 4x4 relay anchor will now sit side-by-side for legendary status with the leg Jones ran at the same...
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    Boling videos that I shot at the Texas state...

    Boling videos that I shot at the Texas state meet:

    100: https://twitter.com/tandfn/status/1127371624049774592

    4x400: https://twitter.com/tandfn/status/1127422310493904896
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    If the wind had been a little less, he wouldn't...

    If the wind had been a little less, he wouldn't have, and then the only people talking about this would be us track nerds.
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    Actually not a bad idea at all, but unfortunately...

    Actually not a bad idea at all, but unfortunately I'll be busy with my real job right up until start time, and then busy covering the meet for T&FN once it starts. But those of you with more free...
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    UGH!!! Just saw a headline saying Boling was...

    UGH!!! Just saw a headline saying Boling was "Just 0.4 Seconds Slower Than Usain Bolt."

    Please kill me.

    Mr. Boling, you're fine athlete and I'm sorry people are putting such ridiculous...
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    Exactly. The percentage of the human population...

    Exactly. The percentage of the human population that is not Usain Bolt (excluding Usain Bolt) is 100 percent. :-)
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    That 9.98w was an incredible feat, but OMG, if I...

    That 9.98w was an incredible feat, but OMG, if I see one more story saying "Houston teenager is almost as fast as Usain Bolt!" I will not be responsible for my actions ...
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    For those of you from outside of Texas: I really...

    For those of you from outside of Texas: I really cannot overstate what a huge moment that 4x4 was in Texas sports history. If you engage in conversation about high school sports here with anyone...
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    One of the best lines ever from T&FN...

    One of the best lines ever from T&FN correspondent Bret Bloomquist: "If you believe everyone who claims to have witnessed Lam Jones' legendary 4x400 anchor leg at the Texas high school state meet,...
  22. Thread: Mary Akor?

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    Mary Akor?

    Anyone of you familiar with Mary Akor? She sounds like a psychopath:

    https://www.statesman.com/sports/20190217/lieberg-wins-drama-filled-race-to-claim-womens-marathon
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    How would we know? If New York City holds a...

    How would we know? If New York City holds a marathon and ESPN doesn't show it, did it actually happen?
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    After years of bitching about NBC's Olympic...

    After years of bitching about NBC's Olympic coverage I can't believe I'm saying this, but: PLEASE give the NYC coverage back to NBC. We're 40 minutes into the women's race and I think they've show a...
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    Agreed, those distance races were a fiasco. It...

    Agreed, those distance races were a fiasco. It reminded me of a joke made by regular T&FN writer Bret Bloomquist: He suggested posting a sniper in the stands to pick off the last runner each lap....
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