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    Well, according to the WA top list, that NZ U20...

    Well, according to the WA top list, that NZ U20 record topped the 2019 1.75 list but his next best was just over 60. At that distance, he only managed a 56m throw with the 2kg.

    I think this is...
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    Apart from Hale, Rizzo shaves another 4 100ths...

    Apart from Hale, Rizzo shaves another 4 100ths off his PB. Final results:


    1 Hale, Jack 10.14 0.5
    2 Doran, Jake 10.33 0.5
    3 Rizzo, Matthew ...
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    Are you sure that was a 2kg? He only threw 63.90...

    Are you sure that was a 2kg? He only threw 63.90 for the U20 NR late last year with what I presume to be the standard 1.75kg.
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    I live to disappoint! His fastest all...

    I live to disappoint!

    His fastest all conditions time was that windy 10.10 with an annoying Fremantle doctor of 2.1 (edit to add: 10.20 corrected). However, today's run is still superior to that...
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    Jack Hale wins the 100m final with a substantial...

    Jack Hale wins the 100m final with a substantial new PB of 10.14 +0.5 (10.18 corrected), well ahead of his perfectly assisted 10.19 +2.0 set in Brisbane last March. This makes his series this weekend...
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    While underage performances don't always...

    While underage performances don't always guarantee future success, the WHJ does not seem to suffer from this curse as for as WYB athletes are concerned.

    Olga Turchak was first to jump 1.96 in 1984...
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    Eleanor Patterson, now 24 years old, has finally...

    Eleanor Patterson, now 24 years old, has finally equalled her 2013 PB of 1.96 which was an equal WYB and an Australian and Oceania Junior record.

    She spent a few years in the wilderness but seems...
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    Steve Solomon set his PB of 44.97 all the way...

    Steve Solomon set his PB of 44.97 all the way back in 2012 during the semi-finals of the London OG.

    His academic focus on medical training at Stanford then Duke since then has kept sub-45 runs to...
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    The MLJ promised to be the best event of the...

    The MLJ promised to be the best event of the weekend with entries from Henry Smith (PB 8.06), Chris Mitrevski (8.05), Darcy Roper (8.11), decathlete Alec Diamond (7.65) and Jeremy Andrews, 27,...
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    WLJ concluded with a promising start for AUS NR...

    WLJ concluded with a promising start for AUS NR holder, Brooke Stratton. After a 2019 marred by injury and illness, she produced a good series in highly variable wind conditions to take first place....
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    A couple of additional notes from the M100 heats....

    A couple of additional notes from the M100 heats.

    Matthew Rizzo improved his PB from 10.49 +1.5 on 18 Jan 2019 to 10.38 +0.7 last night.

    Dhruv Chico-Rodrigues seems to have improved his PB from...
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    Also from last night, Lauren Boden cruised to...

    Also from last night, Lauren Boden cruised to another sub-56 time over the one lap sticks, just shy of her opener a few weeks ago.

    The first three placegetters replicate their order at the 2019...
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    Yes, at least for the men. Times not bad for a...

    Yes, at least for the men. Times not bad for a heat run and first non-interclub for a lot of them, especially with disrupted travel.

    The three semis to be run shortly while air quality is "Poor"...
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    Their DNA also. A short and to the point...

    Their DNA also. A short and to the point backgrounder from the BBC:

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-45474279
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    Well, yesterday the strong winds fanned the fires...

    Well, yesterday the strong winds fanned the fires which included a recycling centre near Canberra airport just for added toxins!

    The airport was closed for a period in the afternoon with Qantas...
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    In an earlier decade...

    In an earlier decade...
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    So I believe, and they are the bulk of non-ACT...

    So I believe, and they are the bulk of non-ACT nominations. However, in just the M100m there are some who probably won't drive with 10 from Qld and 12 from Vic.

    Only the three finalists from last...
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    I'm flying interstate TO miss it! :) Actually,...

    I'm flying interstate TO miss it! :)

    Actually, it will be interesting to see how many actually turn up. The chances are pretty high that there will be good fields because the air quality has been...
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    Here's an article talking about the first of many...

    Here's an article talking about the first of many Irish athletes, like Delany, to attend Villanova. It started with Jimmy Reardon.
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    Air travel was a lot more expensive back then....

    Air travel was a lot more expensive back then. Relevant text from 1956: European and Global Perspectives.



    What was it like and how long did it take vs ship? From the same source.



    As for...
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    Newfangled rubbish! Hardwoods like ash or hickory...

    Newfangled rubbish! Hardwoods like ash or hickory were used earlier.
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    Interesting. They were lucky yesterday in...

    Interesting.

    They were lucky yesterday in that overnight air quality was really bad shortly after midnight but then cleared significantly in the early morning before rising steadily through the...
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    Local, Lauren Boden, ran essentially a time trial...

    Local, Lauren Boden, ran essentially a time trial over 400H in 55.94, winning by 8+ seconds. This is her second fastest opening time ever, after last year.

    Coincidentally, this is also the time...
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    ACT combined events + individual competitions...

    ACT combined events + individual competitions started today.

    Air quality at the measurement sites on either side of the AIS track hit 276 & 187 in the last hour on a worsening trends. These...
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    Not related at all, except as a precursor. A...

    Not related at all, except as a precursor.

    A very close fire can produce much higher internal temperatures of 1600 degrees, but fires don't really heat the surrounding air over wide areas. Most...
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