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    What happened 30 years ago?

    What happened 30 years ago?
  2. Thread: ANA questions

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    ANA questions

    What do they do if four athletes have ANA status and a qualifying mark for a given event? Who is the deciding body? Who pays for the athlete to attend the Olympics or WC? Is anyone other than a...
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    this Kinda reminds me of another equipment issue...

    this Kinda reminds me of another equipment issue in the early 70’s.......
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    I imagine it helps. That is a significant PR for...

    I imagine it helps. That is a significant PR for a 26 year old vaulter.
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    I noticed that there was a 2020 Women’s roster...

    I noticed that there was a 2020 Women’s roster but not a men’s roster. Did I just miss it?
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    Nice metaphor, but I’d still really prefer to...

    Nice metaphor, but I’d still really prefer to have watched those guys compete for four full years.
  7. I’d suggest three categories -male or...

    I’d suggest three categories
    -male or identifying as male
    -female by testosterone level
    -open
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    Hmmm, a really fast 60. This is going to get...

    Hmmm, a really fast 60. This is going to get really interesting.
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    How long could this process go on? A high school...

    How long could this process go on? A high school kid is changing poles regularly. I presume a college kid is doing it less frequently. I have no idea about a pro.
  10. I’d really prefer to see a third option here. I...

    I’d really prefer to see a third option here. I don’t want to see biological girls get crushed by a boy who is trying to sort out who he/she is nor do I want to see that kid’s path be made more...
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    Iím not sure this is done yet. Salazar could...

    Iím not sure this is done yet. Salazar could easily turn around and sue USADA et al for a variety of things to be named by his attorneys.

    It feels like convicting a guy for attempted bank robbery...
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    This time in 2030, I expect the top 20 all time...

    This time in 2030, I expect the top 20 all time performance list to be replete with Duplantis marks. I agree that we aren’t quite there yet.
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    Time for the annual Mondo speculation contest. ...

    Time for the annual Mondo speculation contest.

    6.07 during the season and he will get silver in Tokyo. I like Kendricks for the win after a multiparty dogfight at 6.0.
  14. Thread: 2019 Bowerman

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    I never thought heíd do it. It is December and we...

    I never thought heíd do it. It is December and we are engaging in meaningless speculation.

    If he were to go all in on decathlon, would he be world class within 12-24 months?
  15. Thread: 2019 Bowerman

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    Now. Let’s imagine he dropped this hurdle thing...

    Now. Let’s imagine he dropped this hurdle thing in 2021 and went all in on the decathlon.

    8750 by 2022?
  16. Thread: Quantum Computers

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    I’ll go with a smaller number, but at the same...

    I’ll go with a smaller number, but at the same time, almost all engineering graduates can deal with the rudimentary math involved here. I suspect anyone with a math degree could be taught to exploit...
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    Of course, but those building blocks and the fact...

    Of course, but those building blocks and the fact that he is a world class athlete would tell me his odds are considerably greater of mastering PV than most peopleís.

    Of course the jumps...
  18. Thread: Quantum Computers

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    Correct. The expectation is that the remaining...

    Correct. The expectation is that the remaining .01% will make an enormous difference in a few areas. The interesting part will be getting people who can exploit the technology. The sample programs...
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    He would say we would be screwed. Iím pretty sure...

    He would say we would be screwed. Iím pretty sure the Greeks mentioned that as well.
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    Ford versus Ferrari and The Irishman were great....

    Ford versus Ferrari and The Irishman were great. I’d add Yesterday and the Dolomite is my name to the list also.

    Update. The Two Popes is magnificent.
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    He is quite a good long jumper. I suspect 13’...

    He is quite a good long jumper. I suspect 13’ would come pretty quickly.
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    If you canít trust a random tweet, what has this...

    If you canít trust a random tweet, what has this world deteriorated into?
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    I understand Mr. Morales perspective, but some...

    I understand Mr. Morales perspective, but some places are just not amenable to most athletes health and well being.
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    Ok, so where is the point of diminishing returns...

    Ok, so where is the point of diminishing returns for a distance runner?
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    High altitude tradeoffs

    Iím on vacation in Peru right now. While in Puno (12,500í/3,830m) we drove by their football stadium. I asked the cab driver how well it worked when sea level teams came to play. He mentioned that...
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