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    Who did fan pay to see the most? Usain Bolt. Was...

    Who did fan pay to see the most? Usain Bolt. Was he over rated :)? Heck no.

    Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is female choice for me being so consistent in 100m, winning individual golds or ranked on the...
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    Thank you. I just read SI article "A Brush With...

    Thank you. I just read SI article "A Brush With Greatness". I used to love SI but now they are so commercialized. This article was very informative but most of us old timers knew about it.

    Your...
  3. Thread: Big Event

    by GHM
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    I love T&F meets in October. It is best weather...

    I love T&F meets in October. It is best weather in South of USA and many other nations. We should have more meets in late September and early October.

    Questions:
    Was any Athletics WR set in...
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    Question Who is going to pay and watch bunch of...

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    Who is going to pay and watch bunch of 10.2's 100 m runners?
    Most fan in stands in HS meets are relatives and friend of family. There are more fans in stands for certain college meets such...
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    Watch her at 1:00 to 2:30 min running up the...

    Watch her at 1:00 to 2:30 min running up the stairs to the lit the Olympic torch.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVsQYRZgb10
    Absolutely a beautiful moment in Olympics history.
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    Thank you for posting this. This was important...

    Thank you for posting this. This was important stuff for Reno. We are struggling with similar but in lesser degrees in New Orleans.

    I watched the trailer and then listened to it. It was better...
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    There is no one to blame but IOC in this case....

    There is no one to blame but IOC in this case. They are after more money and specifically TV revenues from Europe and USA. 1964 Olympics was in October (10 to 24).

    This obsession of starting the...
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    IAAF World Athlete of the Year award

    From IAAF https://www.iaaf.org/awards/news/athlete-of-the-year-2019-male-nominees

    https://www.iaaf.org/awards/news/athlete-of-the-year-2019-female-nominees

    and BBC site,...
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    My comment is just a jest: World Marathon Majors...

    My comment is just a jest: World Marathon Majors are like professional wrestling in US. Get some known heavy wrestler and let him/her to beat up on a skinny guy to pump up the crowd. The real test is...
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    Was this greatest FAST mass finish by US men? ...

    Was this greatest FAST mass finish by US men? Use link and place 100 in the list. So many US runners in 2:10, 11, 12 etc.

    Do you thing Eliud Kipchoge getting Sub-2:00 Marathon was a big...
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    Ghatar like gurgle water then "atar". Do not...

    Ghatar
    like gurgle water then "atar". Do not try too hard or you may choke ;)
  12. Thread: Doha WRs

    by GHM
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    I think m/w400H and decathlon WRs could be in...

    I think m/w400H and decathlon WRs could be in jeopardy in Doha.
    The question is how many meet records will be broken?
    I predict ten!

    I personally like world championship and even Olympics in...
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    Dual citizenship is very common in US. Many...

    Dual citizenship is very common in US. Many children are born in US legally from parents who are either American citizen or became American citizens. Many of these parents applied for passports for...
  14. "Brisco Hooks" won gold in 4x100m in 1979 Pan AM...

    "Brisco Hooks" won gold in 4x100m in 1979 Pan AM games.
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    Only five comments and the last one was from...

    Only five comments and the last one was from middle of the race.
    Hasty conclusion:
    Marathon interest is on decline at least for T&F fans on this site.
    Hasty conclusion 2:
    It is a track & field...
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    "Land/Water mixed" Team (mixed) Triathlon or...

    "Land/Water mixed"

    Team (mixed) Triathlon or Biathlon is a good concept IMO.
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    In case you want to watch some indoor races ...

    In case you want to watch some indoor races

    IAAF WORLD INDOOR TOUR 2019 DUSSELDORF Livestream
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjJDl6hA6IU

    Jakob Ingebrigtsen BEATS TEFERA at 1500 metre World...
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    Thank you for reminding us of great people who...

    Thank you for reminding us of great people who positively influenced track and field.
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    Disaster Tyson Invite ESPN coverage (Fri & Sat)...

    Disaster Tyson Invite ESPN coverage (Fri & Sat) is noted below:

    NO announcer, Just two cameras looking at the track (not the field)
    No field coverage what so ever
    No split of races
    Camera at...
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    Facebook link is,...

    Facebook link is, https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008731178807

    There is no update after Oct 2018 entry.
    Maxim Tarasov apparently likes this kid and send him comments.
  21. Thread: Big Event

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    It was an amazing year, 1919, in marathon. Best...

    It was an amazing year, 1919, in marathon. Best time were set five times in 8 months. Almost 15 minutes improvement from 2:55. I believe they were all 42+ km.

    Question:
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    From Wikipedia Rhadi ben Abdesselem: He also ran...

    From Wikipedia
    Rhadi ben Abdesselem: He also ran in the International Cross Country Championships in 1958–1963. In March 1960, he and Belgium's Gaston Roelants quickly broke away from the field, and...
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    How to reduce number of athletes: OPTION 1: ...

    How to reduce number of athletes:

    OPTION 1: Cut both men and women 10000m track events.
    Make the XC race a mixed race with one man and one woman per qualified country. Medals would be awarded to...
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    All 10 highlights of his WR can be found here...

    All 10 highlights of his WR can be found here (tweet like)

    http://www.european-athletics.org/news/article=incredible-mayer-sets-world-decathlon-record-9126-points/index.html?cid=rss
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    Last three minutes of race....

    Last three minutes of race.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j329rCMOKq4
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