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    Startlist is now up, with US in lane 8

    Startlist is now up, with US in lane 8
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    Nice to see the Ethiopians competitive in the event, and using team tactics. Excellent run by Kipruto. Girma could be great.
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    Geeky decathlon stats, calculated because of...

    Geeky decathlon stats, calculated because of Kaul's amazing competition:

    Three decathletes have broken 8650 when under 22:
    Busemann 8706 21 yrs 157 days
    Kaul 8691 21 yrs 234 days
    Suarez 8654 21...
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    Going into the 1500, with PR in parens: Uibo...

    Going into the 1500, with PR in parens:
    Uibo 7869 4:25.5
    Warner 7854 4:24.7
    Kaul 7850 4:15.5
    Shkurenyov 7826 4:25

    Each second is worth around 6.5 points, with the points going up as the time...
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    Uibo throws 63.83 on his first throw, exceeding...

    Uibo throws 63.83 on his first throw, exceeding my projection by a bit - and putting his projected score exactly equal to Warner's at 8627...
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    Revised projections including Kaul's big PR...

    Revised projections including Kaul's big PR 5.00(!)
    Warner 8627 (63 4:26)
    Uibo 8622 (63.5 4:28)
    Kaul 8582 (73 4:18)
    Shkurenyov 8563 (59 4:30)

    65 projected points from 1st to 4th with 2 events...
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    With Warner out at 4.70, it's very close going...

    With Warner out at 4.70, it's very close going into the JT. I have to go out, so am sending this with Kaul still jumping:
    Warner 8627 (63 4:26)
    Uibo 8622 (63.5 4:28)
    Shkurenyov 8563 (59 4:30)...
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    Uibo over 5.40! Now projects into 2nd, 8622

    Uibo over 5.40! Now projects into 2nd, 8622
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    Yes, no third throw for Thiam. KJT has the gold....

    Yes, no third throw for Thiam. KJT has the gold. Great competition for her.

    She can hit 7000 points if she runs 2:06.0 (2:07.6 PR)
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    Great throw! KJT's really responding to the...

    Great throw! KJT's really responding to the opportunity. Now projects to 6970 with 2:08.3 800.
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    Projections going into the PV, after Mayer...

    Projections going into the PV, after Mayer retires:
    Warner 8673 (4.85 63 4:26)
    Shkurenyov 8595 (5.30 59 4:30)
    Uibo 8575 (5.25 63.5 4:28)
    Kaul 8506 (4.75 73 4:18)
    Lepage 8355 (510 55.5 4:50) (he...
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    Yes, that's a disastrous DT from Warner. I would...

    Yes, that's a disastrous DT from Warner. I would have expected upper 40s from him. Mayer can give up a lot of points relative to what we might expect from him and still win. With Mayer throwing over...
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    Projections after the LJ: KJT (+6 vs projection)...

    Projections after the LJ:
    KJT (+6 vs projection) 6933
    Thiam (-81 vs projection) 6829

    Thiam will lose points to KJT in the 800. She needs to be near her PR 59.32 in the JT if she is to win this...
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    I'll do my best to fill in for DavidOkun today...

    I'll do my best to fill in for DavidOkun today ...
    My projections w 3 events remaining:
    KJT 675 4200 2083 = 6927
    Thiam 665 5450 2175 = 6910

    As Powell notes, the biggest wildcard is Thiam in the...
  15. Interesting to watch MN and FK head on down the...

    Interesting to watch MN and FK head on down the stretch. MN is so smooth, form you could point a young runner to learn from. FK has lots of excess motion, but such impressive power.
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    Oh, my. A little hurricane here in North Carolina...

    Oh, my. A little hurricane here in North Carolina kept me away most of the weekend and I totally forgot about Talence ... I did enjoy reading through the thread. Thanks to all for their...
  17. Thread: Gotzis 2018

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    Sigh - I'm still in my post-Eaton-retirement...

    Sigh - I'm still in my post-Eaton-retirement funk. Should be a good competition, but I'm not going to be following it closely.
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    Someone asked if this was to be Hardee's last...

    Someone asked if this was to be Hardee's last decathlon. I don't have any inside information, but in response to a question about Eaton's retirement, he did say in an interview prior to this meet...
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    Thanks for all the contributions - especially the...

    Thanks for all the contributions - especially the corrections. We'll do it again in two years.
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    Oh yes, subliminal dreaming . . . Thanks, I'll...

    Oh yes, subliminal dreaming . . . Thanks, I'll edit the above.
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    So going in to the 1500: Mayer 8067 Freimuth...

    So going in to the 1500:
    Mayer 8067
    Freimuth 7894
    Kazmirek 7796
    Oiglane 7686

    Each second is worth about 6 points - so the medals are set.

    I had projected Mayer at 4:24, Freimuth at 4:38...
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    Ok, that was a good bicycle ride, but you don't...

    Ok, that was a good bicycle ride, but you don't want to hear about that.

    Lots of excitement while I was gone. Glad Mayer didn't pull a Dan O'Brien.

    Projections after the PV. Medals are pretty...
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    Projections after the hurdles. Two candidates for...

    Projections after the hurdles. Two candidates for medals crashed out, so the battle for the silver and bronze has become less exciting. But how high can Mayer go?
    Mayer 8894
    Warner 8558
    Freimuth...
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    Hardee crashes out in the hurdles . . . as well...

    Hardee crashes out in the hurdles . . . as well as Shkuryenov and Dudas. Too bad for all three.
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