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    The symphony of Kenyan and Ethiopian pacemakers...

    The symphony of Kenyan and Ethiopian pacemakers during the 1:59 challenge
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    Thats exactly whats wrong with this sport. The...

    Thats exactly whats wrong with this sport. The investigation into doping by Salazar started around June 2015 and included testimonies from athletes about microdosing.

    But even despite that, some...
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    You are assuming diuretics are easily detectable....

    You are assuming diuretics are easily detectable. Athletes dope with detectable substances for years and never get caught. The testing regime is far from perfect. As I understand it, among other...
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    Diuretics are primarily used by track athletes as...

    Diuretics are primarily used by track athletes as a masking agent so that chap knew exactly what he was doing.

    Rapidly shedding of water weight would not have helped Mary Cain.
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    Why are these names always hidden? So people...

    Why are these names always hidden?
    So people can speculate?
  6. So they would rather watch the 3000 flat?

    So they would rather watch the 3000 flat?
  7. If TV is the issue then why not just fit all the...

    If TV is the issue then why not just fit all the field events into same timeframe as the 5000m or the steeplechase?

    Show the first lap of the 5000m, then cut to the Long jump and the Shot put....
  8. Reading between the lines, it seems that if an...

    Reading between the lines, it seems that if an athlete is too dominant in an event, there is a high risk that the event will be dropped. IAAF says people want to see head to head competition.
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    Here is the definition of versatility from...

    Here is the definition of versatility from dictionary.com

    "capable of or adapted for turning easily from one to another of various tasks, fields of endeavor, etc.:"

    I am emphasize the word...
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    Im not sure about Paula. But did Geb and Bekele...

    Im not sure about Paula. But did Geb and Bekele ever have seasons where they excelled on the track, on the grass, on half marathons and in full marathons, all in the same season?
    Note: Kamworor has...
  11. There is now a Scientific study that suggests...

    There is now a Scientific study that suggests that even with reduced testosterone, people who went through puberty as men have a signficiant advantage over women. This ought to be a no brainer. But I...
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    She says she is retiring next year. She turns 35....

    She says she is retiring next year. She turns 35. Time sure flies.
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    There has never been an athlete more versatile...

    There has never been an athlete more versatile than Kamworor says this article:
    http://kenyapage.net/commentary/kenya-sports-commentary/geoffrey-kamworor-the-most-versatile-distance-runner-ever/
  14. Thank you Laura Muir for stating the obvious

    Thank you Laura Muir for stating the obvious
  15. People will talk about this one for several years

    People will talk about this one for several years
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    Lets assume the athletes in the documentary are...

    Lets assume the athletes in the documentary are real.
    Do you think they would show up in Doha knowing that they will eventually be exposed?
    No they would claim an injury and bail out now.

    Also...
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    I am not saying any country innocent. In fact I...

    I am not saying any country innocent. In fact I am certain that no country is innocent. I am just saying that this documentary is a sham. What possible reason do they have for obscuring faces and...
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    When Hajjo Sepelet did a report on Russia, he...

    When Hajjo Sepelet did a report on Russia, he showed the faces of the Russian athletes, doctors and coaches. But when he went to Kenya, he obscured their faces and changed their voices. Why?
    Could...
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    That report was a piece of sensational...

    That report was a piece of sensational journalism. There is absolutely no valid reason why ZDF would obscure the faces of the so called Doctor if it was a real Doctor and the so called athlete if it...
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    What are Kenya's prospects in Doha...

    What are Kenya's prospects in Doha
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    3 missed tests outweigh 11 passed tests. Three...

    3 missed tests outweigh 11 passed tests.
    Three is too many. One I can understand.
    Numerous passed tests mean little in track and field. All athletes who cheated passed more than 11 tests. Some...
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    Rudisha was the gold medalist at the 2016...

    Rudisha was the gold medalist at the 2016 Olympics but at the trials he almost did not qualify. He struggled to finish 3rd, gritting all his teeth so hard that he might have had to see a dentist...
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    So you admit the Kenyan trials are tough but you...

    So you admit the Kenyan trials are tough but you insist that it will still be easy for Cheserek?

    Which is it? Tough or easy
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    You can't use the word "Easily" and "Kenyan...

    You can't use the word "Easily" and "Kenyan trials" in the same sentence. There is nothing easy about Kenyan trials even for the best athletes.

    First off the trials are held at altitude which is...
  25. Steeplechase is for natural hurdlers. In America...

    Steeplechase is for natural hurdlers. In America parlance, "people who have hops"

    Semenya could try the heptathlon
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