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    and that's enough of that

    and that's enough of that
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    '20 DL schedule released

    14 meets plus 1 final, China gets a second meet.

    More details in story on home page.

    The schedule:

    Doha - 17 April
    China (venue to be advised) - 10 May
    Shanghai - 16 May
    Stockholm - 24 May
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    story now posted to home page says IAAF techies...

    story now posted to home page says IAAF techies having a conference call today and suggests they will approve the shoes
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    at this point the thread digressed into military...

    at this point the thread digressed into military service and the flag; now its own thread in Things Not Track forum
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    facing the flag [split]

    split off from a PV thread in Current Events
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    no argument from me that Kipchoge is the greatest...

    no argument from me that Kipchoge is the greatest ever........ however, that in and of itself doesn't make him at his best a sub-2:00 performer. One can doubt his high end without downgrading his...
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    d'oh!

    d'oh!
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    no, that's revisionist history, at least as it...

    no, that's revisionist history, at least as it applies to '68 Olympics. IAAF General Secretary Donald Pain issued a pre-Mexico statement saying, "The new shoes cannot be allowed at the Olympics...
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    not a complete video, to be sure, but it...

    not a complete video, to be sure, but it certainly looks like the woman gets tossed the farthest and then all the "rescuers" run over to the wagon where the guy is
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    here's a version of Night Train Lane story I've...

    here's a version of Night Train Lane story I've heard several times through the years:

    <<...The headmaster had set aside parking for the Detroit players to not interfere with school activities....
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    a couple?! It had 68 of them! (and the IAAF's...

    a couple?! It had 68 of them!

    (and the IAAF's ban was a dumb move)
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    I would assume that anybody who is interested in...

    I would assume that anybody who is interested in people with actual expertise in the field have to say over outside-looking-in opinion care.
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    the full bona fides of the guy quoted there are...

    the full bona fides of the guy quoted there are tough to match in this field, by the way:

    <<Geoff is in his third year as a Kinesiology Ph.D. student in the Michigan Performance Research Lab,...
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    LA Times reports that 63(!) players have left...

    LA Times reports that 63(!) players have left UCLA since Chip Kelly came aboard in 2017
    ...
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    you're forgetting that in essence, there was...

    you're forgetting that in essence, there was virtually no U.S. activity after the Nationals in most years.

    So, for example, if you go to the July '54 edition you'll find a U.S. list with the...
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    You guys obviously didn't read our overview,...

    You guys obviously didn't read our overview, which includes this, which doesn't require any tearing down of any shoe

    <<...The authors maintain that it would be a practical impossibility for the...
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    not everyone follows USATF politics

    not everyone follows USATF politics
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    Ryan Hall

    Ryan Hall

    <<...“With all due respect to Kipchoge, as he is clearly the greatest marathoner of all-time regardless of the shoes he is in, when a shoe company puts multiple carbon fibre plates in a...
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    see picture now featured with article on home page

    see picture now featured with article on home page
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    I don't think that's how it works. Far as I know...

    I don't think that's how it works. Far as I know (could be wrong) no shoe company sponsors any collegiate track team; they sponsor schools. One big package deal. So if the football program is in Shoe...
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    another angle, as presented in our overview: ...

    another angle, as presented in our overview:

    <<...And even without the spikes being readily available, the basic Vaporfly road shoe is already being used in track 10Ks at the collegiate level....
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    European Medicines Agency recommends approval of...

    European Medicines Agency recommends approval of Ebola vaccine.

    https://nypost.com/2019/10/18/worlds-first-ever-ebola-vaccine-gets-nod-from-european-medicines-agency/
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    Steve Jones's take:

    Steve Jones's take:

    <<... I find it to be good theater or circus style drama..... It’s a bit like Evil Knievel jumping the Grand Canyon or someone eating 100 hotdogs in 10 minutes....>>

    More...
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    well said

    well said
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    from the overview we did (currently main story on...

    from the overview we did (currently main story on home page), relative to the new shoes not just affecting marathong:

    <<...So while the Burns/Tam proposal focuses on road running, Burns confirms...
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