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    After Doha, should we consider anything under...

    After Doha, should we consider anything under 22.0 to be a training throw?
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    Can throwers have multiple peaks in a year? I...

    Can throwers have multiple peaks in a year? I understand that runners, in some cases, are able to manage that.
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    Whoops. I forgot that the indoor meet happens in...

    Whoops. I forgot that the indoor meet happens in even years.
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    Indoor 2020 speculation / curiosities

    This probably won’t be the best of indoor seasons with a lot of athletes focused on the Olympics. The most interesting competitions will be NCAA related.

    That said, who or what are people people...
  5. Thread: Blood Doping

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    When was blood doping banned? I’m not trying to...

    When was blood doping banned? I’m not trying to split hairs here. I just know rules have changed over the past 50 years.
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    Exactly, , my intent was specifically to look for...

    Exactly, , my intent was specifically to look for peopleís favorite performance. One could just as easily be moved by a WR, the mSP in Doha, or the boys 4x400 race at the Texas state HS meet. I...
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    Without football and basketball to pay the bills,...

    Without football and basketball to pay the bills, would college athletics return to a souped up intramural activity for actual students?
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    That was my intent. “Best” can be calculated. I’m...

    That was my intent. “Best” can be calculated. I’m looking for emotional response to the performance.
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    A few years back, I was looking for the best...

    A few years back, I was looking for the best field event competition of all time, clearly 1991 LJ was the best horizontal jump competition. I donít think there will be much disagreement that the 2019...
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    Your favorite performance of the year

    Iím tired of talking about Salazar, doping et al.

    What was your favorite performance this year? Iím not really asking about what the highest IAAF score. That may be the case, but what astonished...
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    I wonder if he had just hoped people had...

    I wonder if he had just hoped people had forgotten about him or if the lifetime ban was rescinded.
    https://trackandfieldnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/chuck-debus.pdf
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    He is still coaching....

    He is still coaching. http://velocitysportsclub.com/meet-your-coach/
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    I had lunch today with a friend who follows Nike...

    I had lunch today with a friend who follows Nike stock pretty carefully. He had heard something about some guy named Alberto something or other. He then went on to talk in depth about Colin...
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    Given the American political atmosphere at the...

    Given the American political atmosphere at the moment, is the general sporting goods buying public really going to care that a coach the’ve never heard of was mean to a nice runner they’ve never...
  15. I suppose this mythical young man could go work...

    I suppose this mythical young man could go work with Earl Bell.
  16. I wasn't trying to create the male equivalent to...

    I wasn't trying to create the male equivalent to Ms. Cunliffe.

    I was trying to create someone with a lot of undeveloped potential who would be a great prospect for a college coach.
  17. This poses an interesting question for US...

    This poses an interesting question for US athletes. Let's imagine you have an 18 year old male pole vaulter. He is a 16'6" guy. He has abysmal technique. He runs a 100m in 10.8. He loves working with...
  18. Who pays for the club system in other countries?...

    Who pays for the club system in other countries?

    My answer was US specific. I should have said that.
  19. Aside from Duplantis, has anyone made it...

    Aside from Duplantis, has anyone made it professionally as a vaulter without at least some time on a college team?

    Mondo Obviously did not need a year at LSU.
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    Ok. Garrett should be expelled from the league...

    Ok. Garrett should be expelled from the league and Randolph suspended for the rest of the season.
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    At the very least, expulsion from the league.

    At the very least, expulsion from the league.
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    Woody Hays, Bob Knight, Joe Paterno, Alberto...

    Woody Hays, Bob Knight, Joe Paterno, Alberto Salazar. They all produced winners until their shortcomings could no longer be tolerated.
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    roid rage? Let’s hope that is the end of his...

    roid rage? Let’s hope that is the end of his career.
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    I definitely remember this poem from my Midwest...

    I definitely remember this poem from my Midwest middle school.
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    And people get upset about tracks very genteel...

    And people get upset about tracks very genteel foibles......
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