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    There have been 5+ Aussies at NCAA finals most...

    There have been 5+ Aussies at NCAA finals most year this decade (in both XC and track)
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    For some insights into Rohan Browning's Doha...

    For some insights into Rohan Browning's Doha frustrations see: https://www.drewsnews.org/blog/in-triumph-and-disaster
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    An update: there has been NO update of the...

    An update: there has been NO update of the rankings yet. Cos who wants any momentum or ongoing buzz?
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    As someone who was somewhat underdressed on...

    As someone who was somewhat underdressed on several nights in the Stadium in 2000 I can confirm it certainly wasn't ideal conditions. But shorts etc were viable some nights.
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    My fall from grace was spectacular. After...

    My fall from grace was spectacular.

    After talking up a big game heading in, and riding a wave of single figure positions through much of middle part of the Top 3 comp (I was #5 after 12 events,...
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    This should be a sub-editor's dream. Muhammed...

    This should be a sub-editor's dream. Muhammed beats the world in the Middle East!
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    He didn't realise the national religion? :)

    He didn't realise the national religion? :)
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    The footage can be seen here (if you sit through...

    The footage can be seen here (if you sit through two ads): https://www.dagbladet.no/sport/filip-jukset-ikke/71671563

    The notion that Ingebritsen "punched" is laughable. It's an optical illusion of...
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    This sport is jumping the shark. Neither this...

    This sport is jumping the shark. Neither this nor the Men's Hammer consolation prize bronze is justifiable. It completely opens Pandora's box.
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    Terrible decision. Lemi basically chose to step...

    Terrible decision. Lemi basically chose to step right after Inge held his line. Too many athletes are being rewarded for a lack of race craft (including the Aussie Ramsden in heat 1).
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    Back to the event at hand, I was most impressed...

    Back to the event at hand, I was most impressed by Gardiner's semi. He and Kerley are set for a ding-dong battle, and I'm leaning towards the Bahamian
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    I'm not suggesting they do daily updates during...

    I'm not suggesting they do daily updates during the "regular season" (for all the reasons you indicate), just during a champs.

    During the champs, there are no other meets of significance (outside...
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    If they were updating in real time, we'd know...

    If they were updating in real time, we'd know that already. With her heat and semi she now has 5 400m performances in the last 12 months.
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    I've actually liked seeing the ranking numbers on...

    I've actually liked seeing the ranking numbers on the screen. They are missing the boat however by not updating the rankings in real time, or at least daily during the Champs.

    If you're trying to...
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    Tell that to the cheated athletes who miss out...

    Tell that to the cheated athletes who miss out because we can't keep up with the cheaters. Without the prospect of being caught down the track I don't see we have ANY discentive against doping. Only...
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    Radcliffe is on the Nike payroll too of course....

    Radcliffe is on the Nike payroll too of course. And may reside in a very palatial glass abode.
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    Lauren Fleshman (formally of Oregon TC), is...

    Lauren Fleshman (formally of Oregon TC), is dropping some noteworthy thought bombs over at Twitterland:
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    Turning away from the ever-fun AUS-NZ banter, this event is THE go to for Aussie women.

    Barber is our third WJT medallist at WC. While there was a lull in the 2000s, the 1990s and 2010s have been...
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    Seriously folks, give up on the NBC rubbish. Just...

    Seriously folks, give up on the NBC rubbish. Just get your computer to pretend it's in Hong Kong or Romania or somesuch (Windscribe is a solid free VPN chrome add-on), and rejoice in the ad-free,...
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    And Centro to make it 5?

    And Centro to make it 5?
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    Whereas Barber's win shot me back up into...

    Whereas Barber's win shot me back up into contention in the Top 3
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    Won by men at every champs and OG so far. Or, are...

    Won by men at every champs and OG so far. Or, are you implying some particular group of countrymen might do so?
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    The sport is let down AGAIN by the scheduling at...

    The sport is let down AGAIN by the scheduling at these champs.
  24. From the eastern most state of Australia...:)

    From the eastern most state of Australia...:)
  25. Keeps up the Aussie throws tradition at WC:...

    Keeps up the Aussie throws tradition at WC: Samuels, Faumuina, Adams :)
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