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  1. I received a "nothing" response from them (thanks...

    I received a "nothing" response from them (thanks for contacting, we'll share with appropriate department,sorry for inconvenience).

    Here's what I found about this year's content:...
  2. I have cancelled my "Auto-Renew" for the time...

    I have cancelled my "Auto-Renew" for the time being. Here is the text of the e-mail I sent:

    "I have cancelled my auto-renew, because of the very limited information you provided in the "Account...
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    I have to agree with GHM, the M 5000 final in...

    I have to agree with GHM, the M 5000 final in Doha. Edris, in 6th and not favored for a medal, had let a small gap open up with 600 to go, and I thought he was finished. But then he passed Bekele and...
  4. The link provided by Master403 (thanks!), then...

    The link provided by Master403 (thanks!), then clicking on Gidey's name, leads to a fantastic page that shows all of her kilo splits, along with a course-elevation map.
    First 5K is mostly uphill,...
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    In my experience, there has never been a...

    In my experience, there has never been a races-only stream for any Diamond League meet. The 2016 Olympics and 2017 Worlds did. I'm not sure whether there were streams for field quallies in 2017, as I...
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    I took it yesterday, asked (yet again) for a...

    I took it yesterday, asked (yet again) for a dedicated, races-only stream, as well as streams for field-event prelims in multi-day events. These things depend on the "host broadcaster", I believe,...
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    Here's one, in an article about Dawn Harper...

    Here's one, in an article about Dawn Harper Nelson coming out of retirement:
    "She announced her retirement in September 2018, but decided while she was pregnant with her daughter, Harper, she wasn’t...
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    When I turned on the archived NBC Gold, it had...

    When I turned on the archived NBC Gold, it had Paul Swangard and Josh Cox; then a blank screen, which probably corresponded to an ad on NBCSN. Now no commentary and not much in the way of splits,...
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    I don't need commentary, but it would be nice to...

    I don't need commentary, but it would be nice to get at least 5K splits. First 5 for men was 14:45, but I haven't seen a split for women. Of course, I'm doing two things at once, so I probably missed...
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    Shalane Flanagan was touting how perfect the...

    Shalane Flanagan was touting how perfect the pacing was, as if the pacers were doing it by themselves. They did a great job protecting Kipchoge from air resistance, but the PACING was done for them....
  11. Thread: 1:59...

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    As of right now, NBC Gold has 11PM PDT, which is...

    As of right now, NBC Gold has 11PM PDT, which is 2 AM EDT and 8 AM in Vienna.

    Interesting note: the pace is set up to hit 1:59:50, which is almost 2:50.4/kilo and 14:12 per 5K, just a tiny bit...
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    You mean Japan and the US? >:-) Cheers, Alan...

    You mean Japan and the US? >:-)
    Cheers,
    Alan Shank
  13. Well, however they did it, they got the stadium...

    Well, however they did it, they got the stadium quite full starting with "Barshim day". On TV, anyway, it seemed like a WC crowd and noise after that.
    Cheers,
    Alan Shank
  14. Hear, hear!! This was very good coverage on NBC...

    Hear, hear!!
    This was very good coverage on NBC Gold -- the separate streams for field-event finals, showing the race in a window while showing field attempts.
    The last couple of days, though,...
  15. I guess she didn't decide to win the 10,000. >:-)...

    I guess she didn't decide to win the 10,000. >:-)
    But, she certainly decided to win the world cross!
    Cheers,
    Alan Shank
  16. Obiri set a near-perfect pace for getting ~14:40...

    Obiri set a near-perfect pace for getting ~14:40 PBs; Kipkemboi, Gemechu, Rengeruk, Worku, Weightman, Schweizer, McColgan and Purrier to take her out to dinner!




    Yeah, to really absorb the...
  17. Huh? She ran two very good 1500s, beating Muir,...

    Huh? She ran two very good 1500s, beating Muir, Tsegay, Simpson and GD-S in Rome and beating Hassan, Tsegay and Arafi in 3:55 in Rabat, then limped to the finish in 4:00.xx in Zurich. She was hurt.
    ...
  18. And she might break the WR there. She ran a Euro...

    And she might break the WR there. She ran a Euro record 65:15 in her first one, which was foreshadowing that she might do a great 10,000.
    Valencia was where Abraham Kiptum ran 58:18, just broken by...
  19. Yes, this race was much more like a DL, rabbited...

    Yes, this race was much more like a DL, rabbited race than a championship race. All those guys who set PBs and NRs should take Cheruiyot out to dinner! Same with Hassan, dragging them to 5 PBs and 2...
  20. I was surprised when Gebrhiwet dropped back,...

    I was surprised when Gebrhiwet dropped back, since he won the Ethiopian trial in 26:48 over Barega and Kejelcha. Cheptegei also finished very well at Pre, winning the 2 Mile, a race too short for...
  21. You could just do 2 heats, six qualify; this puts...

    You could just do 2 heats, six qualify; this puts a lot of importance on seeding, but it does remove the advantage of being in the last heats.
    Personally, I prefer pure place qualifying.
    Cheers,...
  22. It looked to me, and the commentators, that he...

    It looked to me, and the commentators, that he was telling Kigen not to sprint, that they didn't need to.
    Cheers,
    Alan Shank
  23. Thanks for that info. It sounds like the "Track...

    Thanks for that info. It sounds like the "Track Events" stream on NBC Gold and the IAAF stuff are quite similar, maybe the same pictures with different commentators. The big advantage of NBC Gold is...
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    Exactly. And it's diluting the 400 talent in the...

    Exactly. And it's diluting the 400 talent in the 400s and 4x4s. It also give a huge advantage to US, Jam. and a few others, especially now that they let teams change the whole lineup, not just half...
  25. Does the IAAF have separate streams for field...

    Does the IAAF have separate streams for field events? If not, when a longer race is on (3000+), do they interrupt the race for field action, and, if so, do they keep the race going in a separate...
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