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  1. Thread: 2020 Trials Tix

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    Figure out who you know who is an athlete or...

    Figure out who you know who is an athlete or coach (even retired athletes) and youíre good for good seats.
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    Would love to see Jacko continue to improve. I...

    Would love to see Jacko continue to improve. I sometimes forget that he made an Olympic final at a pretty young age and light weight. If he can get healthy and pack on some pounds - there are great...
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    What drove me nuts was during the Pan Ams when...

    What drove me nuts was during the Pan Ams when they played every single victory ceremony and national anthem. Huge amounts of wasted viewing time.
  4. Thread: Early Pros

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    It's same as not just any sport, but any...

    It's same as not just any sport, but any endeavour. Some start early and it works fabulously and for a long time. Others start later, works great. Whether it's business, politics, academics, art,...
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    Think it's also that track never really figured...

    Think it's also that track never really figured out how to modernize with technology to stay in front of fan-base across platforms/channels/every day life.

    Consider Basketball, I can find a court...
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    Or non-track people do track things (or create...

    Or non-track people do track things (or create some more entertaining event formats that other athletes, and people out and about trying to be fit can do and compare themselves against the best).
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    Respectfully disagree. The "mobs" doing CrossFit...

    Respectfully disagree. The "mobs" doing CrossFit without question follow their favorite athletes - many of whom have double, triple, 5x+ the followings on twitter than even Sydney M or Allyson...
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    Yes, I think the individual sport thing is a...

    Yes, I think the individual sport thing is a major challenge, and golf and tennis are not comparable due to the demographics of the sport. Gymnastics are similar. Swimming a little more comparable -...
  9. Yes - then went out on his own. Doing great now....

    Yes - then went out on his own. Doing great now. Great story. Students of the sport will know who the guy is.
  10. The very best is when you think someone is lying...

    The very best is when you think someone is lying and turns out they arenít. I have a guy who I trained in 2011 - who had a guy walk in off the street looking for a job at his gym - who claimed heíd...
  11. Thread: Pre 2019 results

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    Ahh. I see what you're dewing ;)

    Ahh. I see what you're dewing ;)
  12. Thread: Pre 2019 results

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    I actually don't think so - he was missing his...

    I actually don't think so - he was missing his release yesterday, looked like a little slow with his left leg plant, too. Romani got it just right on his throws. Walsh looked sluggish. Should be a...
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    Nice - I just read the forums, so missed this.

    Nice - I just read the forums, so missed this.
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    Biggest race yesterday

    I just saw this elsewhere, but can't believe I hadn't heard about it before, or seen mention of it here:

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1145144210947039238

    Goodwin beats Donte Jackson in a $1M...
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    While it's certainly not remarkably fast, in a...

    While it's certainly not remarkably fast, in a seldom run race, it is only 13 or so seconds off the world record, and = to 71st performance ever. And there are some pretty big names who have run...
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    I donít know the exact # - as height and weight...

    I donít know the exact # - as height and weight reporting is pretty murky and self reported - but Zarnowski said general guidance was height in cm over 1m was = to weight in kg. Ie - 1.83 = 83kg....
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    With regards to upside potential - to me itís...

    With regards to upside potential - to me itís Owens for sure - then Erm - then Williams. While Williams is older, his hurdling and throwing are inconsistent enough to feel there is real upside. Then...
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    Been plenty of great sprinter/hurdlers who could...

    Been plenty of great sprinter/hurdlers who could jump well and never put together a dec. And yeah - if he stalls in sprints or LJ? Totally branch out. But, like someone like Holloway (who has done...
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    Both Ermes and Williams could be due for a...

    Both Ermes and Williams could be due for a breakthrough in Discus or Javelin. I suspect whoever gets more points in the two throws wins.
  20. Carrís coach is a great guy - former decathlete...

    Carrís coach is a great guy - former decathlete as well - said coaching him has been the most fun thing in his life!
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    Iím betting Williams all the way. Heís going to...

    Iím betting Williams all the way. Heís going to put up a huge PV tomorrow.
  22. I did for a few years in the 30-34 age group. Did...

    I did for a few years in the 30-34 age group. Did multis - and still ran in some open meets as well. Won a few nationals in the multi-events, indoors and out - and would have won a few individual...
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    Exactly!

    Exactly!
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    Actually, to serious Dec fans, he was on radars...

    Actually, to serious Dec fans, he was on radars quite early on (maybe Freshman year in college - for those who follow Frank Z on decathlonusa.typepad.com). In HS - he ran 10.8, 21 something, 48...
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    Agreed. And if you want, you can retrofit it:...

    Agreed. And if you want, you can retrofit it: How many of these professional stars were strong in HS:

    1. Bryan Clay - top 5 in first Dec, and I believe top 10 in LJ, 110H, 100, 200 - in fact most...
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