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    our overview of the aided-shoe question now...

    our overview of the aided-shoe question now posted to home page.
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    It could be argued that that's a particularly...

    It could be argued that that's a particularly U.S.-centric view of the world, and that the second most important meet of the year was the DL Final, and not only did Muhammad lose there, she also...
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    fwiw, remember that faced with a similar...

    fwiw, remember that faced with a similar revolution swimming banned those super-speedy suits a few years back
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    some interesting background in this piece that...

    some interesting background in this piece that was posted to our home page a few days back

    https://www.offtheball.com/other-sports/159-challenge-nike-shoes-913679

    includes this bit (BF mine),...
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    has the grass stopped growing yet?

    has the grass stopped growing yet?
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    you mean where 15 of the top 25 men PRed?

    you mean where 15 of the top 25 men PRed?
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    devil's advocate question: does that apply to...

    devil's advocate question: does that apply to doping as well?
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    Portland paper comes down hard on Nike... see...

    Portland paper comes down hard on Nike... see home page
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkY7W6kCRY4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkY7W6kCRY4
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    light weight isn't the issue here. From teh BJSM...

    light weight isn't the issue here. From teh BJSM article:

    <<The Vaporfly deviates from conventional running shoes in three ways: (i) an embedded carbon-fibre plate, (ii) its midsole material, and...
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    Briitsh Journal of Sports Medicine weighs in on...

    Briitsh Journal of Sports Medicine weighs in on new shoes... now also posted to home page.
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    fiberglass poles didn't violate any IAAF rules;...

    fiberglass poles didn't violate any IAAF rules; it appears that these new shoes MIGHT.
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    Why the Summer Games are when they are: <

    Why the Summer Games are when they are:

    <<The IOC stipulated that bidders for the 2020 Olympics should hold the event between July 15 and Aug 31. Tokyo chose July 24 to Aug 9.>>
    ...
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    IAAF getting complaints about Vaporfly?

    story now posted on home page says there is a backlash after the sudden improvement in marathon times
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    or September

    or September
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    I know from experience that it can happen. In the...

    I know from experience that it can happen. In the '60s, training at Washington State's horseshoe stadium we'd run 100y repeats on the infield. Run up one side, walk across the end zone and run down...
  17. yes, i'm pretty sure you could be wrong

    yes, i'm pretty sure you could be wrong
  18. Allow me at this point to conjure up the Daegu...

    Allow me at this point to conjure up the Daegu '11 situation, where in an attempt to gin up attendance the orgnaizers opened the VIP Lounge (to which, as announcer, I had access). Hundreds of people...
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    of course there's no way around the fact athat...

    of course there's no way around the fact athat Kipchoge used RABBITS!!!!!

    (nonetheless, may still well be my POY)
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    Omar McLeod don't need no stinking spikes!

    Omar McLeod don't need no stinking spikes!
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    err, the 6th at the Paris DL wasn't a great...

    err, the 6th at the Paris DL wasn't a great indicator... in retrospect it's easy to call it a hiccup, but sure didn't look like it at the time
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    if I didn't like my classic stadium announcing...

    if I didn't like my classic stadium announcing partner Swannie so muchI'dask "how could ou tell the diference?" :-) :-)
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    I believe a "runing nun" is in charge of...

    I believe a "runing nun" is in charge of deciphering scrawls on the wall at archeological digs.
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    all depends on how you're wired... I'm one of...

    all depends on how you're wired... I'm one of those who garners equal/greater.pleasure from reading results than actually watching... i suspect I'm not alone
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    all depends on how you define "optimal" perhaps....

    all depends on how you define "optimal" perhaps.

    79F/26C; humidity 61% sounds like pretty good dashing weather to me in Doha
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