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    Even the toughest sessions seem easy now after a...

    Even the toughest sessions seem easy now after a long day herding a class of little kids ;)
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    winterfell spelling lol

    I know nothing of significance, like most other athletics fans relying on AA news releases. I do know that Elly Beer loves her mum's meatballs.

    I'm also thrilled to learn from Christian Malcolm...
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    They had two mixed relays although only one (the...

    They had two mixed relays although only one (the medley) will be on the Olympic programme. Though they are allowed to set their own order, in the freestyle relay this tends to mean all teams swim...
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    A bit more cubic-zirconia than Diamond tonight.

    A bit more cubic-zirconia than Diamond tonight.
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    Glad to join you all live! ;) Bloomfield...

    Glad to join you all live! ;)

    Bloomfield strong into the straight but not fast.
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    Buscomb is an Aussie now? ;) Some others are...

    Buscomb is an Aussie now? ;)

    Some others are also competing in Birmingham:

    110H Hough
    MILE Hall, Hull

    And yes - very good to see Patto back out there.
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    Looks like you can't discuss her protest in this...

    Looks like you can't discuss her protest in this thread. Seems a bunch of posts from last night (my time) have been removed - with no explanation - by GH or other mods.
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    Good to see steepler Georgia Winkcup with a near...

    Good to see steepler Georgia Winkcup with a near 10 second 1500 pb (4-17.57 at the BMC meet) after a similar SC pb at her previous BMC start.

    Not that she's likely to be following in Granny's...
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    I read - insidethegames - that Berry raised her...

    I read - insidethegames - that Berry raised her fist as some kind of podium protest. Just popped in here to see if any reason known.
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    Sad to think that today - 7 years ago - Sally...

    Sad to think that today - 7 years ago - Sally commenced her 2012 Olympic campaign in the heats of the 100H.

    Sadder still to remember - maybe 18 years ago - I said on a track message board...
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    2012 Olympic Champion Double World Champion...

    2012 Olympic Champion
    Double World Champion
    World Indoor Champion
    World Youth Champion
    Commonwealth Games Champion

    Reduced 100H NR from 12.93 to 12.28
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    Sally Pearson announces retirement

    Probably deserves its' own thread.

    Australia's most successful track athlete of the last 20 years announces her shock retirement. Though her injury problems in recent years are well-known, I...
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    Shocked to see Sally Pearson announce her...

    Shocked to see Sally Pearson announce her retirement. Her recent injury issues are well-known but still rather a surprise.
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    Good to see Genevieve Gregson (LaCaze) back on...

    Good to see Genevieve Gregson (LaCaze) back on the track in Bern with a 9-11.27 for 3rd in the 3k.
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    Great news.

    I don't like some of the headlines saying 'reverses ruling' though.
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    Yes, when you consider that Carly's PB is not the...

    Yes, when you consider that Carly's PB is not the AUS junior record and that is held by another active athlete - Keely Small - there is even more competition around the 2min mark along with Georgia...
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    In a great 800m for Australians at London: ...

    In a great 800m for Australians at London:

    Charlene Rendina's 43yr old NR finally falls to Cat Bissett (1-58.78) with PBs for Morgan Mitchell (2-00.06) & young Carly Thomas (2-01.01) to boot! :)
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    And - after 43 years - the Australian record...

    And - after 43 years - the Australian record finally falls.
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    A few other results and - yes - good to see quite...

    A few other results and - yes - good to see quite a few Aussies in the London startlists:

    MILE Gregson Ramsden Williamsz
    5000 Gusman McDonald McEntee McSweyn Robinson Tiernan
    DIS Denny

    800...
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    Marschall was in Perth training two weeks ago....

    Marschall was in Perth training two weeks ago.
    Home to see family & friends in Adelaide a week ago.
    Is in Naples (where Paul Burgess is coaching his vaulters Armstrong & Clough in Universiade)...
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    ^^ It still depends on the actual athlete. I...

    ^^ It still depends on the actual athlete. I remember Cathy Freeman doing some commentary for the BBC when she took a season off after Sydney 2000 and it's no surprise she wasn't invited back. Some...
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    The other Kiwi - Max Attwell - had an interesting...

    The other Kiwi - Max Attwell - had an interesting competition. Was given three no throws in the discus. He protested to the in-field judges after the 1st one and his 37.87m PB came up briefly...
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    Since everybody's ranging away from 400/800, I'll...

    Since everybody's ranging away from 400/800, I'll mention Amina Seyni who recently ran a 49.19 400m with a 200m PB of only 23.75.
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    yawn.... oh excuse me... it was a big, late,...

    yawn.... oh excuse me... it was a big, late, night of athletics..

    I think Diamond's still on for a 7300 2019 best as his throws in NC were below par.

    Morgan Mitchell was fortunate to get out of...
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    If he made the decision to represent France, I...

    If he made the decision to represent France, I doubt he would need to change much from what he is doing at the moment (ie training/competing in his home-town during the Aussie spring/summer with a...
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