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    Wasn't Abebe Bikila's epic win also run in horrid...

    Wasn't Abebe Bikila's epic win also run in horrid heat?
  2. How much should the world's biggest island be worth?

    President Trump Eyes a New Real-Estate Purchase: Greenland
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    AFAIK Liu Hong won't be competing in the 50km,...

    AFAIK Liu Hong won't be competing in the 50km, 20km is still her focus and absolute priority.
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    There are always boxers in my gym who take...

    There are always boxers in my gym who take ibuprofen to treat their headaches after sparring, so that they can get more time in. I succeeded in talking some out of this practice, but most pop away...
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    Makes perfect sense, thank you!

    Makes perfect sense, thank you!
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    Why is that? Is it simply that the body is less...

    Why is that? Is it simply that the body is less capable of metabolizing the drugs, or through some other mechanism?
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    I on the other end of the spectrum always start...

    I on the other end of the spectrum always start to sweat profusely 5 minutes into a run or similar workout, so I do have to rehydrate. The funny thing is that I need to monitor and restrict my water...
  8. Thread: wJT China

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    Incidentally, she broke the AR for the 3rd time...

    Incidentally, she broke the AR for the 3rd time this season at the Chinese trials, with a throw of 67.98m, which is also a new WL.
  9. Thread: Wimbledon

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    It's been a while since I last watched tennis,...

    It's been a while since I last watched tennis, could somebody please tell me why the audience at Wimbledon hate Djokovic so much? The support for Federer was almost unanimous.
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    Trust me, when these names are spelled out in...

    Trust me, when these names are spelled out in romanizations instead of being shown in characters, it takes 1 or 2 seconds for a native speaker like moi to realise who they are refered to, as well....
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    Good point! I even think that the women's game...

    Good point! I even think that the women's game should develop more independently of the men's game in term of tactics. Just one example: imo crosses should perhaps be discouraged more by coaches of...
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    Honestly speaking, I personally feel that women's...

    Honestly speaking, I personally feel that women's athletics is just as entertaining and "drawing" as men's at the highest level, integrated or not. A lot of posters said pretty much the same and I...
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    Tennis is perhaps of all professional sports with...

    Tennis is perhaps of all professional sports with the smallest disparity of revenue generated by male versus female players...so they have a point...
  14. Thread: TJ Question

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    I've never really triple jumped, this question...

    I've never really triple jumped, this question got me thinking...do TJers actually perceive that they jump progressively harder in their 3 jumps?
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    I'll stick my neck out and say something not PC:...

    I'll stick my neck out and say something not PC: women's football even at it's highest level is slow and inaccurate compared to men's elite, so it's only natural that you find it unappetizing,...
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    I really love attending sporting events and being...

    I really love attending sporting events and being there absorbing the total experience...but well, it's imo much better to go to some obscure local game and be close to the athletes, as long as they...
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    I think MMA has too much blood for the aesthetic...

    I think MMA has too much blood for the aesthetic liking of IOC; well just look at what's happening to Olympic boxing, they introduced a new protocol in the latest added appendix of the AIBA rule...
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    I wonder how bad the heatwave will be on Friday,...

    I wonder how bad the heatwave will be on Friday, hopefully the game will not be impossible to physically played
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    How about boxing and wrestling? They are among...

    How about boxing and wrestling? They are among the oldest Olympic sports, but sometimes the refereeing can be as subjective as they go...
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    I think AJ is a big name across the pond, but his...

    I think AJ is a big name across the pond, but his outing last night was outright horrible. Meanwhile Fury vs. Wilder last year was as entertaining as heavyweight boxing can get.

    As for the dead...
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    I wonder what he thinks of mixed double of any...

    I wonder what he thinks of mixed double of any racquet sports...
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    They have lengthened the LJ pit, just in case his...

    They have lengthened the LJ pit, just in case his fitness is good.
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    Is he good enough to run a leg in the Canadian...

    Is he good enough to run a leg in the Canadian 4x100 team? Back in 2015 I was always wishing Eaton would get a chance for a 4x400...
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    I think the article got that wrong. If Man City...

    I think the article got that wrong. If Man City gets the ban, Arsenal will get the 4th spot and automatically qualify for the UCL based on their EPL ranking, rendering the result in Baku completely...
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    Is it really effective in Tucker's case? I think...

    Is it really effective in Tucker's case? I think it may have negatively affected his time, to be honest.
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