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    Awful and all too believable. Wonder whether with...

    Awful and all too believable. Wonder whether with time, healing and new guidance, Mary Cain can ever become a competitive world class runner again? Brave to come out and reveal everything she said.
  2. I’ll remember astonishing performances in the...

    I’ll remember astonishing performances in the Women’s 400m and 400m hurdles, Brazier’s courageous third 200, and the US men not dropping the baton in an AR.
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    Delilah Muhammad had a great year with her World...

    Delilah Muhammad had a great year with her World Championships individual and relay Golds and twice breaking the WR. But I think she’s edged out by Hassan’s WR, coupled with her World Championship...
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    I took note a few weeks back, as I’m sure others...

    I took note a few weeks back, as I’m sure others on this forum did, of DM’s comments that the WR was her priority. I accepted that she felt she was in WR form, but did think it odd that an athlete...
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    Usain Bolt As Seen Through Calculus

    This new piece analyzes Bolt’s velocity at different points in his fastest races using graphing and calculus. I found it an interesting read, even if it confirms what already seemed intuitively the...
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    Sure was. In addition to her considerable...

    Sure was. In addition to her considerable physical talent, she has a monstrous competitive fire. She was not going to back down from Rogers’ challenge. Exciting times ahead for her and us!
  7. Thread: Tuohy 9/21

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    I live in the greater NYC area, so have gotten to...

    I live in the greater NYC area, so have gotten to follow her career closely since before she was a recognized phenom. I’m excited to see what she will do. Her dedicated mindset, which seems to fit...
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    I’d argue for McLaughlin, largely based on the...

    I’d argue for McLaughlin, largely based on the multitude of events she is likely to thrive in. Her 400h time is already one of the best, not the second best ever, but the WL. If we stipulate that she...
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    I am not sure this is fair to Neanderthals. There...

    I am not sure this is fair to Neanderthals. There is no evidence is that they were less smart than our kind, although they may have been biologically less well adapted to deal with changing...
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    Many like me sit in silent appreciation

    Many like me sit in silent appreciation
  11. US 4x400 looking strong for years to come

    US 4x400 looking strong for years to come
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    That time is astonishing. Frankly, I’m in shock.

    That time is astonishing. Frankly, I’m in shock.
  13. Acknowledging that predicting the future is a...

    Acknowledging that predicting the future is a perilous business, I think your restatement is not implausible. The no-brainer, 1.5 sec improvement, 52.3 THIS YEAR set the bar especially high. But who...
  14. So no problem, she easily takes down Pechonkina‘s...

    So no problem, she easily takes down Pechonkina‘s World Record this year ;-/
    That would be impressive.
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    In his moment of triumph, Gatlin had to endure...

    In his moment of triumph, Gatlin had to endure questions from the British media like "Do you think your victory is a disaster for the sport?" and "Do you enjoy being the Bad Boy?" He handled them...
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    From Stowers' Twitter: Yes my wig came off...

    From Stowers' Twitter:


    Yes my wig came off ������������ lol but I am glad that I am okay. I hit my head really hard. Thank God it wasn't worse������������
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    In a curious coincidence, Muhammad's 400m hurdles...

    In a curious coincidence, Muhammad's 400m hurdles PR now ties her 52.64 open 400m PR achieved at the 2016 Stanford Invitational. Of course she runs the open 400 rarely, but an exact tie is rather...
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    Her initial fair jump should not be disqualified...

    Her initial fair jump should not be disqualified by a pit crew error. She should jump until she has another fair attempt. That she might benefit by that knowledge is just the way the cookie crumbles.
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    Yes, this is my approach to most sporting events...

    Yes, this is my approach to most sporting events too. Frankly, most watching. My life is often too complicated to catch things live. The challenge is that there are so many incidental, accidental...
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    Cunningham's performance has been stellar, but in...

    Cunningham's performance has been stellar, but in the AOY discussion, consider that not only did Candace Hill run the 10.98, but in Cali she also took Kaylin Whitney's World Youth record in the 200...
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    Can someone explain this to me please: When an...

    Can someone explain this to me please: When an athlete tries to double, fan interest and excitement is enhanced. Doubling is an accomplishment , a challenge not easily completed. Why then are events...
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    Makes it more likely SAFP adds the 200 to her...

    Makes it more likely SAFP adds the 200 to her Worlds itinerary?
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    Scrolling down on the page, the viewing schedule...

    Scrolling down on the page, the viewing schedule for the Beijing World Championships is listed. All the options given are for online watching. Does this mean no TV coverage?

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  24. Thread: Monaco e-TN

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    Same here, Pego.

    Same here, Pego.
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    Hmm. She tried the double in 2011 under less...

    Hmm. She tried the double in 2011 under less demanding scheduling conditions and did not come away with gold. Is Kersee serious, or does he prefer to keep people guessing? Or maybe he thinks the...
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