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  1. Thread: Des Moines

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    I love Des Moines and this was my 7th trip and I...

    I love Des Moines and this was my 7th trip and I live in Eugene. I agree that meets should be spread around, but ultimately Eugene is a guaranteed great crowd, unlike anywhere else.
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    The Register Guard not only carried a large photo...

    The Register Guard not only carried a large photo of Delilah on sports page 1, they also placed a small box above the banner on the front page of the entire paper. Meanwhile, almost unbelievably,...
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    Anyone know why Prandini scratched? She seemed a...

    Anyone know why Prandini scratched? She seemed a reasonable bet to make the team and showed no sign of injury after her 100s
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    Hejnova is old news. A great star, but she...

    Hejnova is old news. A great star, but she hasn’t run 52 anything in 4 years.
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    I dunno. They’d probably have to clear any...

    I dunno. They’d probably have to clear any comments with the IAAF first.
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    At the risk of a ban, nice to see a 16 year old...

    At the risk of a ban, nice to see a 16 year old Russian record go down......just sayin'
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    Home, sweet home, but we shouldn't forget his...

    Home, sweet home, but we shouldn't forget his stunning upset in Sacramento in 2014 which sent this Duck fan happily home on the 7 hour drive back to Eugene.
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    Disagree. Most runners wear watches, much as...

    Disagree. Most runners wear watches, much as they would during training, thus no internal clock is necessary. Also, presumably most of the runners have coaches on the rail telling them what they...
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    Agreed! I think the announcer made such a big...

    Agreed! I think the announcer made such a big deal out of that while also thinking that as soon as he runs against anybody of significance, that streak is gone.
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    Not sure what's going on with Allen. He simply...

    Not sure what's going on with Allen. He simply hasn't looked good this year at all. One might argue that he's building towards a peak and, given that there's a significant drop from 3rd to 4th...
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    Watch out for Gillespie next year. His 4th place...

    Watch out for Gillespie next year. His 4th place came after long indoor and outdoor seasons which, I believe, put him at a disadvantage to the rest of the field. Hopefully, he'll get to run a round...
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    Big time! Sadly, he had heat, humidity and...

    Big time! Sadly, he had heat, humidity and exhaustion to deal with and, worse yet, he was out there all alone. Had there been a quick 1500 runner in the event (think Curtis Beach), I think he would...
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    Fun enough race to watch, but why those fighting...

    Fun enough race to watch, but why those fighting for the standard didn't take it out early is way beyond my comprehension. The first half of the race was dreadfully slow, thus taking away any chance...
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    Not gonna happen unless she was dogging it last...

    Not gonna happen unless she was dogging it last night; she was struggling and I see no way she's going to move on to the WCs. The crowd gave her a lot of love.
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    He mentioned to the Eugene Register Guard that...

    He mentioned to the Eugene Register Guard that he'd run the final if he felt good. I seriously doubt that he'll run further, but I sure hope he does!
  16. Erassa and Korir were neck and neck with about...

    Erassa and Korir were neck and neck with about 250 meters left. The instant Korir charged past Erassa, Erassa essentially quit. Too bad, since the real excitement was becoming that race for third...
  17. Thread: Des Moines

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    The food at Drake has always been disappointing...

    The food at Drake has always been disappointing fair garbage, though I can't say it's much better inside Hayward. Might as well just walk across the street and grab a burger at McDonald's...it may...
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    We're in complete accord, Conor. As Eugene...

    We're in complete accord, Conor. As Eugene residents, this benefits all of us locals and extends not only to improvements on campus, but continued athletic success in other sports. If there was...
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    I just noticed that they moved the finish line on...

    I just noticed that they moved the finish line on the map for the Trials vs the finish line we were shown during season seat holder purchases last month. I wonder if this is a mistake or if they're...
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    Case in point. My regular seats are dead on the...

    Case in point. My regular seats are dead on the finish line and I am not a donor at all, just a long time season seat holder. I was moved a section over in the wrong direction for the OTs, thus I'm...
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    I think they typically follow the Olympic...

    I think they typically follow the Olympic schedule, so a look at Tokyo should work:
    https://tokyo2020.org/en/games/schedule/olympic/20200731_ATH.html
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    Yes, sadly some will end up on StubHub. I...

    Yes, sadly some will end up on StubHub. I mentioned that to Mike Riley, President of Tracktown and he indicated that it hadn't been a big problem in the past....but, in fact, there have been...
  23. Thread: Des Moines

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    If you're coming from the West, University Ave is...

    If you're coming from the West, University Ave is a mess from about 65th St to 45th St. Better to take 235 or detour upwards to Hickman or Franklin and drop in from there. I don't mind giving away...
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    FWIW, bring an empty water bottle. Searches tend...

    FWIW, bring an empty water bottle. Searches tend to be perfunctory, so an energy bar or banana at the bottom of the bag probably won't be seen, or will be ignored. A paper bag with McDonald's on it...
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    For those of us here in DSM, eagerly awaiting the...

    For those of us here in DSM, eagerly awaiting the start in a few hours, we don't even know who is seriously competing, so while you've picked Gatlin in the top three, he's already mentioned that...
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