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    Nick Rose was only 22 when he won the 1974 NCAA...

    Nick Rose was only 22 when he won the 1974 NCAA cross country championships....
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    The Times is getting away from sports more and...

    The Times is getting away from sports more and more....
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    Oops! I see the soccer story already up....

    Oops! I see the soccer story already up....
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    Doha should always be in September just to remind...

    Doha should always be in September just to remind everyone never to have the WCs there again....
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    Nice to see Eugene again....it's been lonely...

    Nice to see Eugene again....it's been lonely here....
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    A golden opportunity for the Millennium World...

    A golden opportunity for the Millennium World Record crowd....10.49..Gone!...47.60..History!...1:53... Bye, Bye!
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    Wow...great...it would have been a huge PR...

    Wow...great...it would have been a huge PR disaster otherwise....
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    Is the compiler an historical researcher? That...

    Is the compiler an historical researcher? That isn't obvious...

    For example....the 100y for 1913...

    Just a list. ..forgetting whether it is comprehensive...which is a huge project on its...
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    But the references are for championship meets or...

    But the references are for championship meets or the Trials..or national record progression ....which are not the same as what is in a book such Track and Field Performances through the Years....a...
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    I never implied anything about your book......I...

    I never implied anything about your book......I assumed it was well researched.....or the others which I'm familiar with.....just a web site listing the top performers in a given year which is...
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    He lists 3 references and a website....

    He lists 3 references and a website....
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    I guess....but when you go to something like this...

    I guess....but when you go to something like this and my thought is how accurate is it ....it kind of takes the joy out of it..

    That is what is great about the Hymans and Quercetani books.....you...
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    If you go to the main page you get this.... ...

    If you go to the main page you get this....

    USA Track & Field
    Special thanks to:
    Bill Malon, who kindly sent me the results of 1876-1985 USA National Championships from the book he co-wrote with...
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    It's entertaining...but certainly not...

    It's entertaining...but certainly not definitive.....how did they make up the lists....especially in the early 20th century....this stuff is not easy to come by. And for many years having 5 and 10...
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    Jolly good.... Though how accurate are they?...

    Jolly good....


    Though how accurate are they? In 1961 for instance there couldn't have been that many Americans running 5000 and 10,000 compared to the 3 and 6....

    Also are the sprints and...
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    I'll bet....

    I'll bet....
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    England against the All Blacks....should be...

    England against the All Blacks....should be interesting...

    And Wales is still in it....Steve Jones must be happy...
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    The foreign force is great....I have friends from...

    The foreign force is great....I have friends from England whose son is running for Boise State...
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    That was awful in 1972....at 11:00 here you can...

    That was awful in 1972....at 11:00 here you can see what Seagran thinks of Paulen....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6pRZCvAPlc&app=desktop&persist_app=1
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    I agree with that....

    I agree with that....
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    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EHSN23vUYAAKnTx?format...

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EHSN23vUYAAKnTx?format=jpg&name=small
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    Btw watched that wagon disaster a few times and...

    Btw watched that wagon disaster a few times and the only people who came to the aid of the woman, who could have broken her neck, were a couple of women from the sidelines...the guys were completely...
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    Penn State is beating Michigan....so they have a...

    Penn State is beating Michigan....so they have a chance....
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    They are saying on ABC the Illinois win was the...

    They are saying on ABC the Illinois win was the second biggest upset in the last 40 years and the biggest since 1982 in the Big 10....
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    Meanwhile...Oregon won! Behind 28-14 at one...

    Meanwhile...Oregon won! Behind 28-14 at one point....
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