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  1. Thread: Tokyo Olympics

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    or September

    or September
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    I know from experience that it can happen. In the...

    I know from experience that it can happen. In the '60s, training at Washington State's horseshoe stadium we'd run 100y repeats on the infield. Run up one side, walk across the end zone and run down...
  3. yes, i'm pretty sure you could be wrong

    yes, i'm pretty sure you could be wrong
  4. Allow me at this point to conjure up the Daegu...

    Allow me at this point to conjure up the Daegu '11 situation, where in an attempt to gin up attendance the orgnaizers opened the VIP Lounge (to which, as announcer, I had access). Hundreds of people...
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    of course there's no way around the fact athat...

    of course there's no way around the fact athat Kipchoge used RABBITS!!!!!

    (nonetheless, may still well be my POY)
  6. Thread: 1:59...

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    Omar McLeod don't need no stinking spikes!

    Omar McLeod don't need no stinking spikes!
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    err, the 6th at the Paris DL wasn't a great...

    err, the 6th at the Paris DL wasn't a great indicator... in retrospect it's easy to call it a hiccup, but sure didn't look like it at the time
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    if I didn't like my classic stadium announcing...

    if I didn't like my classic stadium announcing partner Swannie so muchI'dask "how could ou tell the diference?" :-) :-)
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    I believe a "runing nun" is in charge of...

    I believe a "runing nun" is in charge of deciphering scrawls on the wall at archeological digs.
  10. Thread: 1:59...

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    all depends on how you're wired... I'm one of...

    all depends on how you're wired... I'm one of those who garners equal/greater.pleasure from reading results than actually watching... i suspect I'm not alone
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    all depends on how you define "optimal" perhaps....

    all depends on how you define "optimal" perhaps.

    79F/26C; humidity 61% sounds like pretty good dashing weather to me in Doha
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    i never thought of him as a CW guy either, just a...

    i never thought of him as a CW guy either, just a popster. And for years I boughtinto the legend that he played rhythm guitar on Tequila with the Champs. But no!
    ...
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    when I see "speed bands" the first thing that...

    when I see "speed bands" the first thing that comes to mind is Metallica or Guns N' Roses :-)
  14. no idea; i wasn't there

    no idea; i wasn't there
  15. Thread: 1:59...

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    i have a friend (a fan) who shut down all his...

    i have a friend (a fan) who shut down all his social media, etc so he could get up and waatch the stream blissfully ignorant of what had happened.... he was blown away at how great it was.
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    belive Brooks was a javelin thrower (not of...

    belive Brooks was a javelin thrower (not of national caliber)
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    to answer gm's point of view, and I suspect...

    to answer gm's point of view, and I suspect correctly, he's saying that because of the adductor injury, Norman ever had the chnce to peak.
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    https://www.worldmarathonmajors.com/news-media/lat...

    https://www.worldmarathonmajors.com/news-media/latest-news/abbottwmm-announces-landmark-moment-in-drive-for-clean-sport/
  19. and what about all the people (a small number,...

    and what about all the people (a small number, perhaps, but the people who obviously really care about the sport) who bought tickets. You can't open the gates without givivng then their money back
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    forget inconsistency.... it could be argued that...

    forget inconsistency.... it could be argued that 5 was high on the formchart, given that he was 2nd at USATF at 13.36, didn't race for a month then was 6th in Paris at 13.25, then had a month off...
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    can we ignore the shoe factor?

    can we ignore the shoe factor?
  22. Thread: Whj wr

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    one other piece of crucial info that we don't...

    one other piece of crucial info that we don't know, of course, is which official was in charge of calling make or miss. It's entirely possible that neither of the bar minions were responsible and had...
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    methinks you're being a tad unfair to Jonathas:...

    methinks you're being a tad unfair to Jonathas: she had one job, which was "don't screw up a sure win" and she did it perfectly, not giving up an inch to any of those chasing her.

    Why risk a...
  24. Thread: 1:59...

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    in NYC or Boston you probably couldn't do 1:59 in...

    in NYC or Boston you probably couldn't do 1:59 in a car! :-)
  25. HS Track of 1979 (the first with an all-time...

    HS Track of 1979 (the first with an all-time girls list in it) lists Brady with legal marks of 13.2h, 13.53 and 13.56 from '76
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