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  1. I guess we've come a long way since...

    I guess we've come a long way since "Mile-a-Miinute" Murphy, whose feats I recall reading about when I was about 10 years old.
  2. Sure, and UCLA will trademark the comma between...

    Sure, and UCLA will trademark the comma between "California" and "Los"
  3. Tokyo 2020 Heat Countermeasures

    As described in the Mondo thread, the organizers of Doha 2019 seem to have a good air conditioning system in place to deal with oppressive desert heat.

    I couldn't find another thread about it, but...
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    According to the Grant Application form: 1.A...

    According to the Grant Application form:

    1.A majority of grants will be awarded to athletes who rank"TOP 10 IN THE USA"in their event in either of the past two years and / or are a recent graduate...
  5. I was a huge fan of the book when I was a kid,...

    I was a huge fan of the book when I was a kid, and what a thrill it was to find out later in life that the McWhirters were track and field statisticians (Norris was an original member of the ATFS...
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    I would be happier if the Cavendish banana could...

    I would be happier if the Cavendish banana could be replaced as the world's most popular by the Hawaiian Apple Banana.

    https://hawaiiancrown.com/apple-bananas/
  7. This data in included in Jack Shepard's annual...

    This data in included in Jack Shepard's annual publication High School Track.

    No serious fan of HS track and field should ever be without it.
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    Yes, Wikipedia omits his 1928 participation in...

    Yes, Wikipedia omits his 1928 participation in Amsterdam, where he was a non-qualifying 4th place in the 200m semifinal.
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    As I am sure most know, there is a live webcam of...

    As I am sure most know, there is a live webcam of the zebra crossing online, which I believe is mounted in the opposite direction of the original photo.
    ...
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    Looks like said attorney represents defendants. ...

    Looks like said attorney represents defendants. For someone who publishes a blog that is as open and revealing as http://tiannabee.com/blog this is probably a very good investment.
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    So far no, but the Washington Post has now run...

    So far no, but the Washington Post has now run one....
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    #7 on the RS listing linked above.

    #7 on the RS listing linked above.
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    Really more an accounting question than a math...

    Really more an accounting question than a math question.

    I glaze over when the math and physics posters here get into it, but for this trained accountant the debits and credits described above...
  14. McGorty ran at Payton Jordan and Oxy, but...

    McGorty ran at Payton Jordan and Oxy, but apparently had a foot infection that required surgery.

    See the July 10 Instagram post
    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bzvx376nl3R/
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    The scholarly found report here gets pretty...

    The scholarly found report here gets pretty detailed and lists the number of strides as 40.92.
    ...
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    Am I the only one who finds this revelation...

    Am I the only one who finds this revelation stunning? It's one thing to have missed those songs when they first came out, but how does one avoid staples of classic rock radio for the ensuing 45+...
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    Might have been Howe's acoustic track from...

    Might have been Howe's acoustic track from Fragile, "Mood for a Day."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrJsgdjOqGY
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    And of course, a favorite of my HS Cross Country...

    And of course, a favorite of my HS Cross Country team (and probably many others), "Long Distance Runaround."
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    Thankfully, the AP still attempts to cover our...

    Thankfully, the AP still attempts to cover our National Championships. It's then up to all the local papers to be willing to print what the wire service produces for those folks who still like to...
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    Sunday 9820 for total of 30,367

    Sunday 9820

    for total of 30,367
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    Believe it or not, the NBC hour is tape delayed...

    Believe it or not, the NBC hour is tape delayed on the west coast. See listing at 8pm PDT
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    My cab driver from the airport knew about it, as...

    My cab driver from the airport knew about it, as he had served many passengers who were coming to town for the meet. I shared a cab with the father of one athlete. Makes one wonder what portion of...
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    Thursday: 5179 Friday: 7150 Saturday: 8218

    Thursday: 5179
    Friday: 7150
    Saturday: 8218
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    Oddly enough, USATF Media did not have the...

    Oddly enough, USATF Media did not have the figures, and told me that they will try to include all 4 days numbers in the Sunday recap.
  25. Spectator video...

    Spectator video
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZBRWFD8-dk
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