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    So, there does not appear to be any evidence that...

    So, there does not appear to be any evidence that the times were particularly amazing for:

    two athletes at the top of their careers
    competing against each other
    when peaking
    at the major...
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    Now, lets look at the the difference between an...

    Now, lets look at the the difference between an athlete's PB and the mean of their top 5 performances. This will give a better indication of how far ahead of their "normal best" their PB is.
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    If we look at the venues from the table above, we...

    If we look at the venues from the table above, we find that Canberra is not the most extreme venue for instances of two or more athletes achieving the biggest gaps from PB to 2nd best.

    Here is a...
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    Let's be objective, then. What we need to know...

    Let's be objective, then.

    What we need to know is the Canberra race so at variance with other venues/races that a 400m tailwind is the likely explanation.

    To answer this, I pulled the W400 list...
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    Hmmm! ...

    Hmmm!

    https://allthatsinteresting.com/mother-teresa-saint
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    FINA banned the suits but left the records!...

    FINA banned the suits but left the records! Really stupid, so definitely something WA would do. Place your bets now.

    A Swimming World article on the impact of records set in those suits.
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    The way things are going, you might only be able...

    The way things are going, you might only be able to get pre-burnt wood!
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    I'm sure I've read somewhere that she expected...

    I'm sure I've read somewhere that she expected 47.5 based on training times that were better than '84 but I can't remember where.

    Anyway, I have seen no evidence (but lots of opinion) that the...
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    I found these names on the net: Norwalk...

    I found these names on the net:

    Norwalk agent/virus/Norwalk-like virus (after location of outbreak where virus was identified)
    Roskilde illness (location of infection earlier than Norwalk)
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    I went out there today to enjoy the bushfire...

    I went out there today to enjoy the bushfire smoke haze and see where the track is at.

    Everything seems to be on time, with a new blue track ready for marking and some final surfacing/glue work...
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    Great choice. It will be interesting to see if he...

    Great choice. It will be interesting to see if he performs up to that new level in 2020 or if he just had the performance of a lifetime.
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    I got the impression that they were expecting...

    I got the impression that they were expecting more than the usual volume, and Kaan was spinning hard, hoping for a sub-10 time.

    Refurb is happening right now and track will stay blue. Last...
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    A more personal take by the great Australian...

    A more personal take by the great Australian athletics writer, Len Johnson. Story

    Conicidentally, Len ran against Ken Hall, but I'm not sure if he ever ran against Crouch. I'm sure AS will know...
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    If you like tenous relationships, Ken Hall is the...

    If you like tenous relationships, Ken Hall is the cousin of Linden Hall's grandfather. Linden, former FSU runner, is the Australian women's 1500 and mile record holder with 4:00.86 (Eugene 2018) and...
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    I think your on a loosing s'treek hear and could...

    I think your on a loosing s'treek hear and could of done a better job. I bet Strunk is spinning in his' grave, literally.

    [source: various internet postings]
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    The track at the Australian Institue of Sport is...

    The track at the Australian Institue of Sport is getting a new, you beaut surface. ACT Athletics head James Kaan (1:46.74/3:37.02 PB) is hoping to attract plenty of sprinters looking for fast times...
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    I realised that all I knew off the top of my head...

    I realised that all I knew off the top of my head was the Christchurch result, and that was probably insufficient content for a post! Learnt some interesting things, thanks to Paul Jene's historical...
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    I think the answer to your original questions is,...

    I think the answer to your original questions is, "No", nobody has a list or can produce one, given the current state of publicly available data collections.

    Some of the events are much less deep...
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    Not much chance of that happening - I dislike...

    Not much chance of that happening - I dislike work too much!

    However, I can guarantee there are plenty of under employed sports writers in Australia that could do a much better job than me.
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    Barber won the "Athlete of the Year Female...

    Barber won the "Athlete of the Year Female Sports" award at the local CBR Sports Awards on Friday night last week...

    ..and then hit the gym on Saturday morning, according to local media reports. ...
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    Lauren seems to have reverted to her maiden name...

    Lauren seems to have reverted to her maiden name of Boden, for whatever reason, and ran a new 300m PB of 37.58 at the Woden track in Canberra on 23 November.

    She also won the "People's Choice"...
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    Dixon, Boit and Big Bren "only" went 3, 4 and 5...

    Dixon, Boit and Big Bren "only" went 3, 4 and 5 in the Munich OG final behind Pekka Vassala and Kip Keino.

    Other interesting points:

    Tony Polhill of NZL, who finished 9th in Munich, qualified...
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    He was born in 1948, so he was only 71. There was...

    He was born in 1948, so he was only 71. There was nothing on the Athletics Australia site, so I wrote a quick career retrospective if you are interested. Apologies for any typos or errors.


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    Easy Peasy. Yes, you are absolutely right....

    Easy Peasy.

    Yes, you are absolutely right. People think differently and use Excel for completely different purposes so learn different subsets of skills. This means they prefer, or only know,...
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    Interesting. I generally had the opposite...

    Interesting. I generally had the opposite experience with people I showed how to use them. It was usually, "I wish I'd known about that 10 years ago."

    This wasn't due to my brilliant teaching but...
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