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    Just confirming the Victoria results, as found...

    Just confirming the Victoria results, as found in B.C. Athletics magazine. 1. Dave Campbell/Canada 3:39.28. 2. Jeff Atkinson/USA 3:39.58. 3. Ray Flynn/Ireland 3:40.20 ..... 6. Peter...
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    For a couple of decades, the Harry Jerome Meet,...

    For a couple of decades, the Harry Jerome Meet, at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby, and the Victoria International Meet were held within a few days of each other, usually in June. There was usually...
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    Come next track season, it will be interesting to see who runs the longer track events in flats, not spikes. Or perhaps in some strange-looking new-age spikes ?
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    Victoria 08-Jun-'88. 1. David Campbell, Canada...

    Victoria 08-Jun-'88. 1. David Campbell, Canada 3:39.28.
    Trying to find the 2nd place finisher.
  5. A Nike athlete, perhaps ?

    A Nike athlete, perhaps ?
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    I am surprised that the mods. let you get away...

    I am surprised that the mods. let you get away with being so obnoxious, while discussing a topic on which there is clearly room for different opinions.
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    If you have the time (1 hour / 22 minutes), and...

    If you have the time (1 hour / 22 minutes), and the interest in this topic, there is a new podcast out ... "The Real Science of Sport Podcast - The Shoe That Broke Running". In spite of the...
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    Just from what I have read, from the "experts", ...

    Just from what I have read, from the "experts", there seems to be a consensus that there is at least 3 minutes, likely more, difference in the time... based on a combination of the shoes, and...
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    Some great results in the Toronto Marathon (and...

    Some great results in the Toronto Marathon (and Canadian Olympic Trials) today. Best-ever times in Canada, and a couple of Canadians smashing their personal bests by many minutes, and making the...
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    To clarify, I do think Kipchoge is the best...

    To clarify, I do think Kipchoge is the best ever, I said as much in my earlier post. And I do think he can run faster. I think he could have run much faster the other day, if he wasn't running...
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    Everyone is entitled to their opinion on this...

    Everyone is entitled to their opinion on this issue .... here's mine. Kipchoge is a basic 2:03 marathoner. Nothing he has done since he broke 2:04 (2:03.05, London Marathon, April/2016) indicates...
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    Of course, Kipchoge ran smart, keeping at and...

    Of course, Kipchoge ran smart, keeping at and just under 2 hour pace. However: 1) Doing the math on all the benefits of the various "enhancements" he was taking advantage of, and 2) Reviewing...
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    With all the bells and whistles, a 1:58....

    With all the bells and whistles, a 1:58. something wouldn't surprise me. Of course, a few of those minutes are just from the shoes, sadly.
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    Andre De Grasse / Canadian Thanksgiving

    Just caught a neat little clip on the CBC. Andre De Grasse was helping out hundreds of needy kids and their families enjoy a Thanksgiving meal. He not only put up the $$$, he also showed up to...
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    IAAF Competition Rules ... " Such shoes...

    IAAF Competition Rules ... " Such shoes (competition), however, must not be constructed so as to give athletes any unfair assistance or advantage. Any type of shoe used must be reasonably available...
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    There are many ways of assessing the latest...

    There are many ways of assessing the latest fastest ever "Marathons". On the women's side, aside from all other considerations, if Radcliffe had been wearing the new Nike "super-shoes", it seems...
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    IF the Canucks do a good job of getting the stick...

    IF the Canucks do a good job of getting the stick around, I think they can place well above their 9th place in the Formchart. DeGrasse, Brown, and Rodney at full speed are very good... not sure who...
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    Well, actually, no I don't ... I don't make...

    Well, actually, no I don't ... I don't make enough $$$... but thanks for asking !
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    Terrible tactics for McBride ... I thought he...

    Terrible tactics for McBride ... I thought he would contend for a medal.
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    In Canada, I've watched every minute on the...

    In Canada, I've watched every minute on the computer (cbcsports.ca), no charge (damn Socialists !). It's the IAAF feed, and it's not bad at all ... some minor complaints, but lots of good...
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    To my surprise, I quite enjoyed this race today,...

    To my surprise, I quite enjoyed this race today, mostly because of the Polish decision to take a chance, and go "against the grain". They almost stole a medal, which would have been fantastic. ...
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    Starts in 15 minutes, Pacific time ... now, I'm...

    Starts in 15 minutes, Pacific time ... now, I'm looking forward to tonight's episode more than ever ! ;)
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    I always liked Brenda Lee (Little Miss Dynamite),...

    I always liked Brenda Lee (Little Miss Dynamite), but I didn't realize until just now that she was the # 1 female vocalist on the charts in the 1960's ... and 4th behind Elvis, the Beatles, and...
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    The series will resume this evening (Sunday) with...

    The series will resume this evening (Sunday) with Episode # 5, "The Sons and Daughters of America" (1964-1968. This episode will feature, among others, Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard, and Charlie...
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    Yes, thank you so much for all the C02 in our...

    Yes, thank you so much for all the C02 in our atmosphere, I'm sure it is really good for our planet and ourselves. What do all those silly scientists know, anyways ? Now, let's crank up a...
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