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    Results of new study on dementia and retired...

    Results of new study on dementia and retired pros:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50124102
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    I must admit that I admire that DM did her 2 WRs...

    I must admit that I admire that DM did her 2 WRs in her 2 most crucial races of the year.
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    Plus Scots like Liz Lynch/McColgan, Meg Ritchie...

    Plus Scots like Liz Lynch/McColgan, Meg Ritchie and Josh Kerr.
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    The daughter of British sprinters John Regis and...

    The daughter of British sprinters John Regis and Jennie Stoute has shown promise (24.36 200 at 14 in 2016) but her progress since has stalled.
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    Feels a bit wrong to me for a Brit to hold any...

    Feels a bit wrong to me for a Brit to hold any kind of record to do with pumpkins but then we are prone to eccentricity!
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    Obviously someone who thinks the world's top...

    Obviously someone who thinks the world's top marathoner=world's richest sportsman!
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    Scotland might be considered a little unlucky if...

    Scotland might be considered a little unlucky if they had gone out with their match being cancelled. However, as they both faced exactly the same teams before then it could hardly have been seen as...
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    I wonder if a few runners might now see the...

    I wonder if a few runners might now see the marathon as a less daunting prospect than a 10000 in Tokyo?
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    Generally only if you're Scottish and are at a...

    Generally only if you're Scottish and are at a formal occasion.
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    I agree. While I came up with 2 current British...

    I agree. While I came up with 2 current British athletes with 2 parents who were internationals I can also think of many British internationals who had children together who were not even noted...
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    The most dominant male sprinters of the last 40...

    The most dominant male sprinters of the last 40 years have been Carl Lewis (tall and rangy), Maurice Greene (quite short and chunky) and Usain Bolt (very tall and rangy). If Coleman proves to be the...
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    I remember the coverage of the '76 Olympics in...

    I remember the coverage of the '76 Olympics in the British magazine Athletics Weekly. It seemed that everybody, including John Walker, thought that 800/1500m running was going to become the domain of...
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    The rule says: "7. Each athlete shall go over...

    The rule says:

    "7. Each athlete shall go over each hurdle. Failure to do so will result in
    a disqualification.
    In addition, an athlete shall be disqualified, if:
    (a) his foot or leg is, at the...
  14. As someone who has spectated at major champs with...

    As someone who has spectated at major champs with a water bottle, stats book, binoculars, stopwatch etc etc and is 6'2" having some spare seats in my vicinity tends to make things more comfortable!
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    He broke IAAF rule 168.7 (a) because his trial...

    He broke IAAF rule 168.7 (a) because his trial leg was around the side of his hurdle and below the height of the hurdle. The second part being clearly illustrated by him hitting the adjacent hurdle.
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    Knocking down a hurdle in the adjoining lane with...

    Knocking down a hurdle in the adjoining lane with your trail leg is 'hooking' below the line of the hurdle which is against the rules even in a solo race.
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    New York and London marathons seem to be embraced...

    New York and London marathons seem to be embraced by their cities as major events within the city's calendar. I think Boston may be similar. This doesn't appear to be the case for Chicago and Paris,...
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    I think it may be Javier Sotomayor from...

    I think it may be Javier Sotomayor from Spanish-speaking Cuba who I think won gold in Barcelona. He was the first man to high jump 8 feet.
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    I have heard of the phrase pastoral care in a...

    I have heard of the phrase pastoral care in a student context here in the UK.

    Of course in terms of the outcome for the deceased this length of time is irrelevant but the issue is that somebody...
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    A few years back the BBC show Top Gear held a...

    A few years back the BBC show Top Gear held a race along the course of the London Marathon during the morning traffic between a car and a 2:24 marathoner. The runner won.
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    The sub 1:40 800 is one that comes to mind....

    The sub 1:40 800 is one that comes to mind. However, as 38 years after Coe's 1:41.73 we are 'only' at 1:40.92 it may be some time yet.
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    Not only would you need pacers who could run...

    Not only would you need pacers who could run someway beyond halfway at sub 2:00 pace you want ones who could do it at a very steady speed.
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    I think this was not uncommon when remeasuring...

    I think this was not uncommon when remeasuring throws records with steel tapes due to the original measure being made with a plastic tape that might stretch a little.
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    Wasn't there a Soviet vaulter who missed out on a...

    Wasn't there a Soviet vaulter who missed out on a WR because the bar fell off while it was being re-measured? Polyakov in 1981?
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    By my calculations it is equivalent to just under...

    By my calculations it is equivalent to just under 105 and a half laps of a 400m track at 68.07s each lap.
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