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    Some people may find this list interesting....

    Some people may find this list interesting. Especially #70...

    https://news.education.investing.com/salaries-of-your-favorite-tv-sports-analysts-and-announcers/70/?ref=next
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    Since 1945 UK has had 15 prime ministers. Two...

    Since 1945 UK has had 15 prime ministers.
    Two (Callaghan and Major) did not go to college.
    Churchill went to a military college.
    Brown went to Edinburgh.
    The other 11 went to Oxford.
    The last...
  3. Denmark once turned down a $100 million offer...

    Denmark once turned down a $100 million offer from another US President.

    https://apnews.com/9d4a8021c3650800fdf6dd5903f68972
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    And I was wondering why you included Major in...

    And I was wondering why you included Major in your #46.
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    He is no Jakob Ingebrigsten, but Drew Hunter...

    He is no Jakob Ingebrigsten, but Drew Hunter seems to be doing okay.

    On the other hand, Alexa Efraimson...
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    The most admired woman in Colombia

    And it's not Shakira...

    https://today.yougov.com/topics/international/articles-reports/2019/07/18/2019-worlds-most-admired
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    Taking the lead early worked pretty well for...

    Taking the lead early worked pretty well for Manangoi and Cheruiyot two years ago. Of course a key difference is the two could work together.
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    decathlon for women? [split]

    This is true as far as it goes. But if the point spreads are bigger in one event than in another, then an athlete who is better in the event with bigger point spreads benefits from that.
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    Probably it's harder for him to negotiate the...

    Probably it's harder for him to negotiate the curbs.
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    Five of top eight had their PBs. Something rarely...

    Five of top eight had their PBs. Something rarely seen in a championship race.
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    So apparently, Engels studied Centro's race...

    So apparently, Engels studied Centro's race videos (every single one he could find) to figure out how to beat him.

    Well, maybe he should now focus on studying race videos of past Olympic and World...
  12. Ben "Holier-than-my-wife" True.

    Ben "Holier-than-my-wife" True.
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    That Murphy run reminded me of an infamous Peter...

    That Murphy run reminded me of an infamous Peter Coe quote about Seb.
  14. Hunter probably knew he had made the team even...

    Hunter probably knew he had made the team even before the race finished.He looked around shortly before the finish, and didn't even try to beat Mead.

    And I am so glad that the fake blue collar...
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    Nike made a huge mistake for not offering a...

    Nike made a huge mistake for not offering a contract she would accept.

    Probably the biggest blunder since dropping Meb.
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    British Open golf has one champion at the end of...

    British Open golf has one champion at the end of the event.
    Wimbledon has two champions (unless you count doubles and mixed, which no one cares).
    IAAF World Championships will have 40+ champions...
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    "Dominance" is generally understood as the...

    "Dominance" is generally understood as the prevailing position in a hierarchical order. The dominance of #1 is measured as how prevailing that position is compared to the "field." And the field...
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    1. I didn't write anything about the definition...

    1. I didn't write anything about the definition of elite. So you can forget about that straw man you created.

    2. The difference between #1 and #2 is the essence of domination, which is what I am...
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    Or you just drew an arbitrary cut-off line. If...

    Or you just drew an arbitrary cut-off line. If you change the cut-off from 1200 to another equally arbitrary number, the ratio between the two will change.

    A measurement like the one I presented...
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    This is from The Economist. "Net gains ...

    This is from The Economist.

    "Net gains

    Womenís football is becoming big business

    As the sportís popularity grows, sponsors and broadcasters are taking note"
    ...
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    Do we know how many more elite sprinters there...

    Do we know how many more elite sprinters there are than elite decathletes? Without knowing that, it cannot be used as a control variable.

    Since you brought up the scoring table, let's use that to...
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    1. Throwers have even more opportunities to score...

    1. Throwers have even more opportunities to score top marks than pole vaulters. (Six in each event. And if I am not mistaken, they tend to compete often.)

    2. Women's HT is still a very young...
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    "The number of performers in an event" cannot be...

    "The number of performers in an event" cannot be defined in a way that is comparable across all events. For example, 400m has a lot of performers who are primarily 100m, 200m, 800m, and 400mH...
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    If that's the case, I have already rejected your...

    If that's the case, I have already rejected your point.
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    I notice that you are conveniently ignoring my...

    I notice that you are conveniently ignoring my point.

    If "fewer performances per athlete" makes it easier to dominate the all time list, then marathoners should have advantage in that.
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