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    In addition to multiple Hammer (and Dec) WR's...

    In addition to multiple Hammer (and Dec) WR's outside of the DL, the two most recent world records to be set at DL meetings were in the women's steeplechase.
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    Do they actually have fewer events? I haven't...

    Do they actually have fewer events? I haven't counted but before each meet only had to deal with about half of the events as part of the DL. Now, unless I'm reading wrong, all meets will have ALL the...
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    10-12 meetings means even less chance for these 4...

    10-12 meetings means even less chance for these 4 events to be shown relative to the others since the DL now has 14 meetings.
  4. Thread: Track without Nike

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    I bet you would get the same blank look from and...

    I bet you would get the same blank look from and equal amount of random people in NYC, Chicago, LA etc.
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    I kind of agree with this. In the past 5 years...

    I kind of agree with this. In the past 5 years that I've done road races more frequently (NYC), outside of Nike of course, NB, Saucony, Asics, Brooks and more recently Hoka have been everywhere....
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    The Diamond League is not even the only circuit...

    The Diamond League is not even the only circuit to contend with. The Iaaf also has, and is expanding, the world challenge series which is still huge with meets like Ostrava and Berlin which rival...
  7. Thread: Mary Cain and Nike

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    Outside of that Nike quote, are there any other...

    Outside of that Nike quote, are there any other sources out confirming that she was seeking to join the NOP again?
  8. Thread: Mary Cain and Nike

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    I wonder if Cain seeking to rejoin Salazar can be...

    I wonder if Cain seeking to rejoin Salazar can be confirmed by others.
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    In response, Christian Taylor is starting "The...

    In response, Christian Taylor is starting "The Athletics Association - A unified voice for professional Track & Field Athletes"

    https://twitter.com/Taylored2jump/status/1192532973880524802/photo/1
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    Imagine breaking the steeple WR, moving to #2 or...

    Imagine breaking the steeple WR, moving to #2 or #3 all time in the triple jump, #4 all time in the discus, or breaking multiple Usain Bolt meet records, then being told by the governing body that...
  11. Thread: Mary Cain and Nike

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    I never really followed Cain's career that much...

    I never really followed Cain's career that much outside of occasionally skimming topics posted here, but this was tough read/watch. I hope she is in a good place now, and achieves whatever running...
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    True, but still not too much of a change since...

    True, but still not too much of a change since she has been battling Pearson her entire career.
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    I agree, and if anything, seeing Felix, SAFP and...

    I agree, and if anything, seeing Felix, SAFP and Nia Ali in Doha only fueled her drive to make the team even more. Buy the time trials rolls along, it will only have been a "short" 2+ years since she...
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    Did they release the full popularity rank of the...

    Did they release the full popularity rank of the events outside of the top 6 mentioned? Maybe I need to be a casual fan to understand how HJ or JT are more popular than the TJ right now...

    Also,...
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    The asthetics/look mean nothing to me. Personally...

    The asthetics/look mean nothing to me. Personally I actually see jewelery as worry some at the HS level. I've been a part of many 300m indoor and 400m indoor/outdoor races where waterfall starts were...
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    I disagree. As wrong as this situation here is,...

    I disagree. As wrong as this situation here is, HS and Pros/Olympics are very different.

    https://media.gq.com/photos/57b7e7117c4c5fcf03df63ae/master/w_2862,h_1974,c_limit/GettyImages-592241016.jpg...
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    Would it be fair to assume that the new DL...

    Would it be fair to assume that the new DL sponsor changed things? Because obviously everything except the events being cut(which have not been revealed) flipped on its side.
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    What happened to the whole thing about only 12...

    What happened to the whole thing about only 12 meets starting this year?
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    Serious questions: Were MJs 1996 golden shoes...

    Serious questions: Were MJs 1996 golden shoes criticized at any point back then, knowing they were specifically tailor made for his feet so that he could perform at his best in the Olympics? Were...
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    I agree and disagree. The range of distances and...

    I agree and disagree. The range of distances and the 15/10k double is a massive accomplishment, which has me ranking Hassan ahead of Muhammad, but a 100h/400h double is not equivalent to 15/10k...
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    Lyles will get more credit for the 100/200 and...

    Lyles will get more credit for the 100/200 and may be picked by the IAAF, but Warholm really is the AOY by a good margin.
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    I really agree with this. The US men have had...

    I really agree with this. The US men have had issues, but the conversation over the years have made it seem as if all other countries AND all HS and College teams are basically perfect.
  23. Thread: Tokyo Olympics

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    Not sure what that means for Japan and/or the...

    Not sure what that means for Japan and/or the Olympics?
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    Decades as in closer to 15-20 years than in the...

    Decades as in closer to 15-20 years than in the next 10 years.
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    Actually, yes, that's a good point. He very well...

    Actually, yes, that's a good point. He very well could have gone faster. Now that I think about it, the only option here was hitting the approximate time of 1:59 mid or going slower since surging mid...
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