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    Baseball, bike racing and auto racing have years...

    Baseball, bike racing and auto racing have years of experience checking for illegal equipment.
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    I remember reading that a ball bearing couldn't...

    I remember reading that a ball bearing couldn't return more than 65% of its energy when dropped on a track. Here's the relevant portion of the IAAF's testing specifications.

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    Is Hendricks active in the Army or reserve? What...

    Is Hendricks active in the Army or reserve? What are his commitments to Uncle Sam? Also, do he and Chelimo have the same arrangement?
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    ??? I thought he was staying in school.

    ??? I thought he was staying in school.
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    Didn't the UCI wipe all those hour records off...

    Didn't the UCI wipe all those hour records off the books set with exotic bike designs? Didn't Chris Boardman have to reset the record using a 1970's bike and barely eclipsed Eddie Merckx?


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    If you think about it, many sports have rules in...

    If you think about it, many sports have rules in place to limit the "trampoline effect" of its equipment. The PGA has limits on golf balls as does the ITF on tennis balls. The balls in these sports...
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    Over the last few years, as Mondo has grown from...

    Over the last few years, as Mondo has grown from a boy to a man, I've been privy to quite a few conversations regarding Mondo's pole selection and it seems that there has always been an adjustment...
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    I disagree. There's no precedent for an athlete...

    I disagree. There's no precedent for an athlete going undefeated at that range of distances and pulling off a 1500/10000 double or its equivalent at a global championship. The equivalent for Muhammad...
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    The meet that a performance was achieved in has...

    The meet that a performance was achieved in has always determined its value, with global championship performances being the most valuable and small domestic meet performances being the least...
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    That's sort of misleading since the only event...

    That's sort of misleading since the only event Muhammad ran against any high-level competition was the 400 hurdles, while Hassan mixed it up with the best in the world at every distance from the 1500...
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    Here are my best calculations using a 30 frames/sec video:

    Naser: 12.07, 23.2, 35.17, 48.14
    Miller: 12.0, 23.6, 35.7, 49.37

    I don't know how anyone could have gotten 11.7 for Miller's first...
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    Nor would I recommend a French woman sun-bathing...

    Nor would I recommend a French woman sun-bathing topless on a beach in Mississippi or a Saudi woman walking into a bank or convenience late at night wearing a burqa.
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    Obviously by the time Kipchoge started picking up...

    Obviously by the time Kipchoge started picking up the pace inside the last kilometer he knew he would survive, but given what happened last time, I'll bet there was still doubt in his mind as late as...
  14. I have a program in which I'm able to timestamp...

    I have a program in which I'm able to timestamp every frame of a race video, and I have her going through 100m at 12.0s and Naser at 12.07s. Note that in the live video you can't see the 100m marks...
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    Only to folks who don't understand the STEM...

    Only to folks who don't understand the STEM fields is it meaningless.
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    It's not meaningless just because you don't know...

    It's not meaningless just because you don't know the units of measure or how to convert one to the other.
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    Good point. I guess it's in the eyes of the...

    Good point. I guess it's in the eyes of the beholder but as long as everyone has access to these shoes what's the big deal? The UCI drew the line in the advancement of bike designs when the designs...
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    That would depend on what unit of measure they're...

    That would depend on what unit of measure they're using. 4% greater energy efficiency doesn't mean 4% greater velocity.
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    Thanks gh. I guess it all comes down to the...

    Thanks gh. I guess it all comes down to the golden rule and TV executives wanting to air the Olympics during the only time of year in which there is no football, either of the international or...
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    What do you mean by *permit" and which TV...

    What do you mean by *permit" and which TV network(s) are you talking about? Anybody can lobby but doesn't the IOC make the final call? Also, what's changed since the Sydney Olympics?
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    Note that the last time Tokyo hosted the Olympics...

    Note that the last time Tokyo hosted the Olympics they were held in the middle of October.
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    I was surprised that nobody had brought this up...

    I was surprised that nobody had brought this up earlier. I think the 2019 Chinese women have no doubt replaced the 2001 Jamaican men as the most hapless relay team of all times. lol
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    It would have been foolish for him to run faster...

    It would have been foolish for him to run faster than 2:00 pace and risk blowing up before the finish, especially considering what happened last time.
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    Doh! Of course, Japan itself was under occupation...

    Doh! Of course, Japan itself was under occupation during the Korean War. We're talking 3 Olympics and 74 years, not 2 Olympics and 66 years. Thanks for the corrections.
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    Japan has hosted 2 Olympics since the Korean War...

    Japan has hosted 2 Olympics since the Korean War ended. Why now and why did South Korea co-host the 2002 World Cup with Japan if this is still such a contentious issue?
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