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    GH, I'm thinking back to Billy Konchellah in the...

    GH, I'm thinking back to Billy Konchellah in the early 80s - as both a non-citizen *and* non-school representative, he was not considered for AoY. Do those same criteria still apply?
  2. Curious - what anthem was played?

    Curious - what anthem was played?
  3. I have a vague memory of Morceli running a fast...

    I have a vague memory of Morceli running a fast solo race. But not in a championship.
  4. The announcers kept talking about the first ever...

    The announcers kept talking about the first ever to win the 10 and the 15 in the same meet. I'm wondering if anyone has ever competed in both events? It's a highly unusual double to even attempt.
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    Ato never did figure out that Dina ran second for...

    Ato never did figure out that Dina ran second for the Brits and not the anchor.
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    I just read the thread well after the event was...

    I just read the thread well after the event was over - these reactions were almost as fun as watching the event itself.

    But yeah, this was one of those events you don't forget. (Can't personally...
  7. Sorry Dalilah, but it's no shame to be second to...

    Sorry Dalilah, but it's no shame to be second to Hassan. What a season.
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    Garry is there any rule that would prevent a meet...

    Garry is there any rule that would prevent a meet director from doing this in a non-championship meet as a one-off? Someplace like Mt SAC?
    I suppose in a case like that the athletes would have to...
  9. Also a national record for the once-proud...

    Also a national record for the once-proud Hungarians.
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    Ato forgets that it isn't just the outgoing...

    Ato forgets that it isn't just the outgoing runner having it, but the incoming runner not touching it.
    Is the standard for video review supposed to be "incontrovertible evidence" as in football, or...
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    Did Coleman possibly leave the lane or interfere...

    Did Coleman possibly leave the lane or interfere with ITA?
  12. All qualifiers separated by less than 0.4,...

    All qualifiers separated by less than 0.4, despite being non-tactical. Anyone remember anything similar?
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    Regarding the light show: Really? I would...

    Regarding the light show:

    Really? I would think the software's already written, the lasers are already in place, and the fixed cost would dominate. Or is there more to the show that isn't...
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    Thanks, I remember hearing about the...

    Thanks, I remember hearing about the multi-challenge, but I didn't know the details.
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    Always so impressed with the determination of...

    Always so impressed with the determination of these multi athletes on the second day.

    I'm sure this has been discussed before, but can someone describe how Annie Kunz was there as a fourth...
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    I recall some skepticism at the time, but I don't...

    I recall some skepticism at the time, but I don't remember if it was based on anything more than being so far beyond what he had done previously. And I think he came back a few weeks later and was ....
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    I genuinely don't understand this "anti-USA"...

    I genuinely don't understand this "anti-USA" thing. You've said nothing about disliking anyone, or rooting against them. You just made your prediction that they wouldn't place as highly as others...
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    Ahh, the Andrei series - that was some sort of...

    Ahh, the Andrei series - that was some sort of magical moment that just happens sometimes.
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    Agreed. Media just gives current totals, which...

    Agreed. Media just gives current totals, which are obviously important, but miss an important component.
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    David can you add a quick explanation of where...

    David can you add a quick explanation of where your projections come from? Does it start with a personal assessment, or strictly quantitative?
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    That Kendall Williams performance is a perfect...

    That Kendall Williams performance is a perfect example of the thing I love best about sports in general - the moment when an athlete does something truly special and then the sheer joy that follows...
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    I think you were fine, GH - Sam's mark is still...

    I think you were fine, GH - Sam's mark is still pending, yes?
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    T&FN has always (as far as I recall) acknowledged...

    T&FN has always (as far as I recall) acknowledged the records as recognized by the official bodies who recognize them - and Mondo does appear on the AR listings on the site here. But that doesn't...
  24. I think that qualifies as the insane stat of the...

    I think that qualifies as the insane stat of the week. (Particularly because it's true.)

    (But she had a rolling start, so . . .)
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    Johnny set an =AR in the Trials in '84, and then...

    Johnny set an =AR in the Trials in '84, and then eight years later set the meet record, which I think still stands.
    He took a lot of grief over some sub-par performances in a few major meets when he...
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