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    Havent composite shanks existed in cycling shoes...

    Havent composite shanks existed in cycling shoes for decades? Same with rigid full length spike plates in sprinting spikes. Making a (possibly) slightly more efficient shoe as a racing flat seems...
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    Coffee, you say? I believe that is a known PED....

    Coffee, you say? I believe that is a known PED.
    ;)
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    Why a bronze if he was in silver position when...

    Why a bronze if he was in silver position when the interference occurred? I say give him a silver or nothing.
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    Guys, it wasn't testosterone. It was just...

    Guys, it wasn't testosterone. It was just testo-boost. Totally different. Also, the fact that the "whistleblowers" all had thyroid disorders of their own is a total coincidence.
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    Just when you thought it couldn’t get any more...

    Just when you thought it couldn’t get any more innovative than the starting block cameras!
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    Actually only had one outright PR (didn’t jump at...

    Actually only had one outright PR (didn’t jump at 598) in Rio. With several 590 jumps to his credit outside of the two at the Olympics, he’s a credible threat to jump high, but yeah, super...
  7. Shouldn’t we at least annex Canada first before...

    Shouldn’t we at least annex Canada first before trying to take Greenland?
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    The adding weight thing seems like an easy...

    The adding weight thing seems like an easy solution. Isn't that what they do in auto racing?
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    Just think how fast this guy would be if he...

    Just think how fast this guy would be if he didn’t have the massive disadvantage of not having lower leg muscles!
  10. Timing mats aren't even necessary. Back before...

    Timing mats aren't even necessary. Back before the proliferation of RFID chips, you just would have needed a few old guys with clip boards, as the numbers of runners participating would have been...
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    Norman is more likely to pop a WR than semenya....

    Norman is more likely to pop a WR than semenya. Not sure if he is more of a sure winner than she is, but picking semenya does add an element of what I might call regulatory risk given the current...
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    Several events are super loaded, but maybe are...

    Several events are super loaded, but maybe are easier to pick once you've allocated your two Americans.I've mostly made up my mind on a team. Just a little unsure on the w800...
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    Where is Aaron?! Interested in his take. I...

    Where is Aaron?! Interested in his take. I enjoyed it. Really liked Dylan's singing and his pithy comments in the interview segments. My Dad is a bob Dylan fan, but I don't think he has Netflix....
  14. I think she's even completed a decathlon at some...

    I think she's even completed a decathlon at some point.
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    Ha, the record wasn't in doubt during the race,...

    Ha, the record wasn't in doubt during the race, but she did have some competition!
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    The 800 men didn't go with the bunny, always a...

    The 800 men didn't go with the bunny, always a chance The w1500 doesn't either.
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    What's with the constant weird rythmic whistling?

    What's with the constant weird rythmic whistling?
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    Have you watched Sam jump? He almost never...

    Have you watched Sam jump? He almost never misses! Also, he had an undefeated season in 2017. Mondo's best jumps are pretty much perfection, and are superior to Sam's, but Kendricks has the most...
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    With Mondo, he'll be battling Mr consistency,...

    With Mondo, he'll be battling Mr consistency, Kendricks, so I wouldn't bet on Mondo to win, but if he lines up a vault or two just right on a good day, he might just among be the most likely to set a...
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    good as Mondo was, wouldn't it make sense to...

    good as Mondo was, wouldn't it make sense to consider Nilsen for the award, given his impressive outdoor season, and his victory over one of the all-time collegiate greats? As discussed above, I...
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    From a USA point of view, WTF would have been the...

    From a USA point of view, WTF would have been the obvious choice.
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    When this thread started, Bolt had not yet raced...

    When this thread started, Bolt had not yet raced at 100 meters.
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    115: four winners, four 2nds (including captain...

    115: four winners, four 2nds (including captain lyles), and Tamberi (I have a bad habit of often picking a home country athlete at most meets).
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    Why pick on doubles? Tennis as an Olympic sport...

    Why pick on doubles? Tennis as an Olympic sport became wholly redundant the moment they added ping pong to the games.
  25. They should do like chess, and if there's a tie...

    They should do like chess, and if there's a tie at the end of regulation, go to blitz spelling to determine the winner.
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