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    I was under the impression that someone of "your...

    I was under the impression that someone of "your background" would see that "western mainstream (media)" is by no means the be all and end all. Fact: Hillary had never been in the Himalaya before...
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    Would seem to follow that the other JS, is Josef...

    Would seem to follow that the other JS, is Josef Schmidt (Poland), Rome and Tokyo winner in TJ, first to break 55 foot and 17 m barriers.
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    2:17 by Keitany? Don't think running against men...

    2:17 by Keitany? Don't think running against men should downgrade Kosgei's performance; will be curious to see if the next few days produces well over a hundred comments on this thread, as with the...
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    Somewhat biased point of view. Firstly, why...

    Somewhat biased point of view. Firstly, why mention Hillary repeatedly, yet no Tenzing? Those who follow mountaineering fairly closely, place people like Messner, and even more so, Kukuczka, in a...
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    Let's try to remember the great HHurdlers of...

    Let's try to remember the great HHurdlers of yesteryear in a positive light. Dillard/Jack Davis/Calhoun/May/Hayes Jones/Lindgren/Davenport/Milburn etc.
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    The 800 WR has been unusual for about 80 years. A...

    The 800 WR has been unusual for about 80 years. A 7.5 sec improvement since Wooderson in 1938, with 4.9 sec. of that by three people (Harbig/Snell/Coe(2)). With a 0.8 sec. improvement since 1981,...
  7. That’s what I recall, that it was defending...

    That’s what I recall, that it was defending champion, Ozolina. In later years, she and Lusis got married, and Janis was at Tokyo in 1964 - one of the pre meet favorites. Perhaps he could shed some...
  8. I do not know whether the earlier banned athlete...

    I do not know whether the earlier banned athlete I was referring to was a Salazar protege or not.
  9. Maybe my comments were misunderstood. I said...

    Maybe my comments were misunderstood. I said important races. I was primarily talking of being beaten in many races by a US runner, who was banned for use of illegal substances, and, as I recall,...
  10. Have only read of Nurmi's exploits in the 1500/5K...

    Have only read of Nurmi's exploits in the 1500/5K double. Prefer not to comment about races at the 1988 Oly which, in my opinion, were tainted as heavily any other, by things one cannot comment...
  11. Prior to the WC in 1983, there was only one...

    Prior to the WC in 1983, there was only one chance every four years to show you are the best in the world. In some events like the JT, being Euro Champ in the 1960s, was considered almost up there....
  12. Good analysis, I didn't know Myyra's full record....

    Good analysis, I didn't know Myyra's full record. Though Suomi's recent record in JT has not perhaps been what it was earlier, it is good to think back to the 60s especially with Pauli Nevala and...
  13. Who would you rate as the greatest ever Finn in...

    Who would you rate as the greatest ever Finn in this event - Matti Jarvinen?
  14. Perhaps Muir's comments do not measure up to the...

    Perhaps Muir's comments do not measure up to the stiff upper lip of British tradition. But one cannot but have some sympathy, considering others (Suzy Hamilton, for one) in the past, who got worked...
  15. Reminds one of Don Thompson winning the 50K walk...

    Reminds one of Don Thompson winning the 50K walk in Rome (1960). He trained at home, bringing in kettles of boiling water, into a small bathroom to simulate the heat and humidity expected in the Oly....
  16. Hate to say it and hope it doesn't lead to...

    Hate to say it and hope it doesn't lead to "suspension". After almost 70 years of following TF, I am on the side of the doubters.
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    Excellent point. The corporate octopi (?) have...

    Excellent point. The corporate octopi (?) have their tentacles in everywhere, TV, radio, internet, printed media etc..
  18. On time basis, surely the best women's 400m ever.

    On time basis, surely the best women's 400m ever.
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    Thanks for pointing this out. Having been born in...

    Thanks for pointing this out. Having been born in a country that has won zero Oly TF medals, allows me to be more dispassionate about (all) athletes, their abilities and performances. (US citizen now...
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    What you say makes sense. Careful analysis of...

    What you say makes sense. Careful analysis of Samba's races against Warholm and Benjamin, prior to the WC, is revealing. In all of those races, he was never more than half a step behind his main...
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    And which Games were these? Oly in 80 or 84, or...

    And which Games were these? Oly in 80 or 84, or some Commonwealth or European Games? Though it would not stand up in a court of law, all of us know steroid use was rampant in the 72 and 76 Olys....
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    A critical factor will be how "bad" KJT is in the...

    A critical factor will be how "bad" KJT is in the JT!
  23. Great comment.

    Great comment.
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    From a big fan of one of the greatest ever, Lee...

    From a big fan of one of the greatest ever, Lee Q. Calhoun.
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    Wouldn't be too surprised if Holloway pulls it...

    Wouldn't be too surprised if Holloway pulls it off.
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