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  1. Boohoo. My impression is that most of the...

    Boohoo.

    My impression is that most of the meeting directors are primarily fans of athletics rather than just businessmen/women staging meetings as a money-making venture. So, I'm not so sure...
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    Five defeats in 14 finals (I miscounted...

    Five defeats in 14 finals (I miscounted initially) is still too much though when you're going up against athletes who have also gone up against the best, have much better W-L ratios and have also set...
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    Hassan was defeated 5 times in 16 finals this...

    Hassan was defeated 5 times in 16 finals this year. So, I don't see how she could be in contention for this award. It's between Muhammad & Kosgei for me.

    I still maintain Warholm should be a...
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    The men's winner is easy to pick ... Karsten...

    The men's winner is easy to pick ... Karsten Warholm for the greatest season ever by a 400m Hurdler - six times under 47.5 this season. The previous bests were Samba (4) and Moses (3).

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    They're saying that the start time is 8.15am...

    They're saying that the start time is 8.15am CEST.

    YouTube streaming link so you can watch it as live when you wake up - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-XgKRJUEgQ
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    https://www.ineos159challenge.com/team/pacemakers/

    https://www.ineos159challenge.com/team/pacemakers/
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    Preview Show in a couple of hours at...

    Preview Show in a couple of hours at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4xrUTcFkb4

    The current start window is 5am to 9am CEST (Central European Summer Time). Starting time due to be confirmed later...
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    I'm confused ... Major T&F events have used this...

    I'm confused ... Major T&F events have used this for years, haven't they? We're always seeing shots from above that move with and follow the athletes. That footage is from the "Spidercams" you're...
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    Thanks again El Toro for doing all this. :D ...

    Thanks again El Toro for doing all this. :D

    Congratulations to Atticus!

    A solid mid-table placing for me, never threatening the leaders but never flirting with the dropzone either. Can't...
  10. The results are now showing Bosworth in 7th. ...

    The results are now showing Bosworth in 7th.

    Apparently there was a problem with Christopher Linke's transponder so for most of the 2nd half of the race the graphics & live results weren't...
  11. Klinken She was, I think, the favourite for...

    Klinken

    She was, I think, the favourite for Discus gold in this year's European U20 Championships but crashed out in qualifying. However, she redeemed herself by winning the Shot Put title later...
  12. No, they don't have separate field streams. ...

    No, they don't have separate field streams.

    During races of 3000m or longer they do show field action but they go split-screen with a larger window for the field event and a smaller one for the...
  13. Schweizer's coach at Missouri always said he had...

    Schweizer's coach at Missouri always said he had trouble holding her back and she herself said she hates not being "allowed" to front-run.

    But I don't think it was a bad move to run so hard - it...
  14. Not for me! I love the steeple! Plenty of...

    Not for me! I love the steeple!

    Plenty of storylines. Can Kipruto get back to somewhere near his best to take gold? How will the somewhat patchy El Bakkali do? Both are capable of looking like...
  15. Yes, and TV commentators have started to refer to...

    Yes, and TV commentators have started to refer to it rather than automatically saying that Athlete X is number 1 in the world because they are top of the season's performance list.

    I see what...
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    Someone needs to show them Sifan Hassan's closing...

    Someone needs to show them Sifan Hassan's closing splits in her last 2 races. That should do the trick. ;)
  17. Doesn't that just happen in the NCAA and US High...

    Doesn't that just happen in the NCAA and US High school meets? (I've always thought it daft that it does.)

    I've never seen it in a meeting other than those.
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    Ooh, my charge up the table has started! El...

    Ooh, my charge up the table has started!

    El Toro, thanks for doing all that. :)
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    That is indeed "Juicy News"! Given it's taken...

    That is indeed "Juicy News"!

    Given it's taken so long I'd just assumed this had been swept under the carpet by USADA & USATF.

    Other NOP athletes in Doha are Clayton Murphy, Donovan Brazier...
  20. Not so with the Race Walks though - they're often...

    Not so with the Race Walks though - they're often very fast at Championships.
  21. No, Ejegayehu's last championships was the 2008...

    No, Ejegayehu's last championships was the 2008 Olympics whilst Genzebe's first was the 2009 WCh. They didn't crossover at World Cross or African Champs/Games either.

    I think you're right about...
  22. Yep, a season no-one has matched. See my post...

    Yep, a season no-one has matched. See my post above yours.
  23. That's the greatest season by a 400m Hurdler...

    That's the greatest season by a 400m Hurdler ever!

    Prior to this year only Samba had run sub-47.5 four times in one season. This year Warholm has done that 6 times and won the world title. The...
  24. Another big flaw in the IAAF World Rankings system

    Because the majority of the points score for any given performance is derived from the mark set, the Doha WCh results in the road events - all much slower times due to the heat/humidity - will have...
  25. Hong Liu - what a legend! With Erica De Sena...

    Hong Liu - what a legend!

    With Erica De Sena and Sandra Arenas in 4th & 5th, both very consistent, the South American women are inching ever closer to winning a first WCh or Oly medal in the...
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