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    That's a big IF. At this point the BAAA probably...

    That's a big IF. At this point the BAAA probably hasn't submitted the paperwork, which would mean nobody's entered into the meet yet.

    But Miller-Uibo may be able to force their hand by sending a...
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    You may have a point about the 8:29...

    You may have a point about the 8:29 steeplechaser, but it's not unrealistic or unprecedented for a 56-second 400m hurdler to improve by 2 or 3 seconds in a season, which puts them into medal...
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    Apparently host country doesn't cover as much of...

    Apparently host country doesn't cover as much of the travel & accommodation costs as we thought. Or the BAAA wants to send a large entourage of officials.
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    The Netherlands doesn't have 3 other athletes in...

    The Netherlands doesn't have 3 other athletes in any of those events who have met the qualifying standard or are within reach of getting an invite, so if she enters all 3 events she's not depriving...
  5. Altitude doesn't disqualify times from being used...

    Altitude doesn't disqualify times from being used for records or qualifying purposes.
  6. She has 11.02 from a meet in the US, which I...

    She has 11.02 from a meet in the US, which I believe is faster than any Jamaican women not named ET or SAFP.
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    So? What's the harm to GBR in letting him go to...

    So? What's the harm to GBR in letting him go to Doha? If it's a money issue, at least give him the option to pay his own expenses for whatever the host organization doesn't cover.

    At the 2017 WC,...
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    Probably worried he'll embarrass the country by...

    Probably worried he'll embarrass the country by failing to make it to the final.
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    Finished the whole invitation process, or just...

    Finished the whole invitation process, or just the first round of invites based on the current known information?

    If it already completely ended, that means they've set the invites based on the...
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    Any athlete who is on the team for another event...

    Any athlete who is on the team for another event is eligible for the relay, even if not explicitly included in the official 6-member relay pool. The article probably reflects the intentions of the...
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    At first I was wondering how they could be...

    At first I was wondering how they could be sending out invitations before the various countries have submitted their entries. But then I realized they already know (as of Sept 6) the maximum number...
  12. They did vice versa, naming Williams to one of...

    They did vice versa, naming Williams to one of the three spots, with Jonielle Smith as the alternate who will get the vacated spot if Williams is banned.
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    Another important feature of the horizontal bar...

    Another important feature of the horizontal bar is the immediate tactile feedback it gives to the jumpers. Instantly feeling (or not feeling) the bar in the process of the jump, including feeling...
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    I don't want to there. I was pointing out the...

    I don't want to there. I was pointing out the absurd implications of turning the vertical jumps into a pure "as high as possible" contest without the need to go over a visible physical object.
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    How pedantic.

    How pedantic.
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    It would indeed screw up their jumping. High...

    It would indeed screw up their jumping. High jumpers and pole vaulters have the three-dimensional task of navigating their entire body over a bar, so they need a very visible object to focus on...
  17. Probably not. He announced this on Twitter: ...

    Probably not. He announced this on Twitter:

    https://twitter.com/KennyBednarek/status/1155669757405925376

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    Yes, if the JAAA follows their statement of selecting athletes for the 100mh...
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    Long-distance spear throwing without much care...

    Long-distance spear throwing without much care for accuracy has been utilized in warfare, where they simultaneously throw dozens to hundreds spears at the enemy's soldiers, making them rain down on...
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    There are many real-world scenarios involving...

    There are many real-world scenarios involving running across a flat surface. There are numerous parking lots, streets, sidewalks, natural and engineered grass fields which don't have an incline, and...
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    That's your artificial jumping contest for fun,...

    That's your artificial jumping contest for fun, not a scenario with jumping over a real-world object that's in your path.

    Watch this video of a guy jumping over a pool....
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    Blame the CAS, not IAAF. IAAF originally...

    Blame the CAS, not IAAF.

    IAAF originally banned the prosthetics, then Pistorius appealed to CAS and won.
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    Horrible idea. Jumping from a specific spot isn't...

    Horrible idea. Jumping from a specific spot isn't an artificial constraint; it's an inherent aspect of any real-world jumping scenario.

    Suppose you have 24-foot long jumping ability, and you need...
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    If you want more WR attempts when the jumpers are...

    If you want more WR attempts when the jumpers are fresh, give everybody a free shot at 1 cm above the world record at the beginning of the competition, if they choose to attempt it.

    If they miss,...
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    I suspect their reaction time system needs some...

    I suspect their reaction time system needs some recalibration. I downloaded the "full results" document from the page linked below and took a look at the reaction times of this and other sprint...
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    Neither. A summer decline is typical of NCAA...

    Neither. A summer decline is typical of NCAA medalists, especially those who have competed both indoors and outdoors. And Holloway had a bigger workload during the NCAA season than Roberts, with...
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