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  1. Thread: Ph.D.

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    Weightman-Smith got lane 1 in the final, the...

    Weightman-Smith got lane 1 in the final, the slowest lane because it was clawed up by the distance runners. There's a legend that Atkinson originally got lane 1 and Weightman-Smith offered to swap...
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    Dan Kinsey?

    Dan Kinsey?
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    Apart from South Africa; not sure how good their...

    Apart from South Africa; not sure how good their scene was in '47 specifically, but they won plenty of medals during the first half of the 20th century, and the Blignaut brothers were world-class...
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    Absolutely, and not just in distance running;...

    Absolutely, and not just in distance running; Sweden went from 1 medal in '32 and 2 medals in '36 to 13 medals in '48, and then fell back to 3 medals in '52. Same story at the Euros; Sweden topped...
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    Vladimir Kiselyov?

    Vladimir Kiselyov?
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    Percy Hodge? The steeplechase predated 1920, but...

    Percy Hodge? The steeplechase predated 1920, but the distance varied a lot, so it might have been the first 3K.
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    That's an... interesting and surprising #1 pick;...

    That's an... interesting and surprising #1 pick; but he does meet the eyeball test ("let the devil stay in the details and just pick the best jumper of 2019") pretty well, and in a year like this...
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    Belated Merry Christmas everybody, and happy 2020!

    Belated Merry Christmas everybody, and happy 2020!
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    There was a Brutus Hamilton, and he was a pretty...

    There was a Brutus Hamilton, and he was a pretty good athlete (and coach), but I think the other BH of the clue was Bud Houser.
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    Did Gerhard Mayer ever rank? Seem to recall he...

    Did Gerhard Mayer ever rank? Seem to recall he was a WC finalist.
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    Harry Babcock at least fits those initials, not...

    Harry Babcock at least fits those initials, not sure about the other clues.
  12. Danil Lysenko, I presume, not Tatyana.

    Danil Lysenko, I presume, not Tatyana.
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    I assume this is a joke, but I hope it's true,...

    I assume this is a joke, but I hope it's true, that's the only appropriate name for the organization.
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    Any positive integer with 87 as the sum of its...

    Any positive integer with 87 as the sum of its digits will be divisible by 3.
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    USA had four runners named just for the 4x4 relay...

    USA had four runners named just for the 4x4 relay (the 4th-through-7th-placers from the OTs) and the plan was to use those four, that's why neither Eastman nor James Gordon (the other individual 400...
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    Troubleshooting scanners for Windows 10 is...

    Troubleshooting scanners for Windows 10 is usually best done with a Minigun, and is not within the realm of traditional tech experts or computer engineers.
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    No source is perfectly accurate when you go far...

    No source is perfectly accurate when you go far enough back, there will be performances missing or ghost performances appearing, wrong dates, wrong names, etc. (Just think how often you get all of...
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    I think pela is listing the 19.9 as a conversion...

    I think pela is listing the 19.9 as a conversion from 20.0y, though the notation isn't quite obvious; and it's a bit confusing to show it as a converted "19.9y" while also showing Smith's 19.5 as a...
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    Muhammad has tougher competition for AOY than...

    Muhammad has tougher competition for AOY than Warholm. For my money Warholm's season was better than Muhammad's (undefeated, much more consistent); but if Warholm wins and Muhammad doesn't, it might...
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    Lyles is a serious contender, I think. Two WC...

    Lyles is a serious contender, I think. Two WC golds (200, 4x1) and two DL titles (100, 200) is a solid resume; and this tends to be as much about "who can we market" as about "who was the best",...
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    Pitkämäki announced his retirement today. He...

    Pitkämäki announced his retirement today. He didn't compete this year but was still trying to come back, eventually decided to retire because he wasn't getting into good enough shape.
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    IAAF recognizes separate WRs for mixed and...

    IAAF recognizes separate WRs for mixed and women-only road races, the women-only record is (and will remain) Keitany's 2:17:01. Radcliffe also used male rabbits.
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    Women's POY discussion over, I suppose.

    Women's POY discussion over, I suppose.
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    Yelizaveta Bryzgina (daughter of Viktor and Olga)...

    Yelizaveta Bryzgina (daughter of Viktor and Olga) was pretty good until she got busted, I think she still has an Oly relay medal though it's hard to keep track.

    Oksana Kondratyeva (daughter of...
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    That's a pretty hard top 4 to argue with. Nurmi...

    That's a pretty hard top 4 to argue with. Nurmi clearly had the speed and endurance to win the marathon in '32, his 2:22:03.8 for 40.2K at the Finnish trials showed that; but he was pretty banged-up...
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