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    This is where things can start to get a little...

    This is where things can start to get a little complicated. St Denis is in the Metro Area of Paris (pop. c10m) but not the City of Paris (pop c2.5m). However, no-one, for example, refers to the 2003...
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    Petersburg? The one in Russia not the one in...

    Petersburg? The one in Russia not the one in Florida!
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    I think this tends to be a large part of the team...

    I think this tends to be a large part of the team coaches' job. Especially for things like when to have relay sessions and telling X and Y they may be in heats 1 and 7 respectively but they will both...
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    They were both top 2 in the trials with the...

    They were both top 2 in the trials with the standard so the criteria aren't applicable in their cases. The criteria only applies to athletes who are not automatic selections.
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    Fillery is 20 years old and began this year with...

    Fillery is 20 years old and began this year with a PB of 14.08. He has beaten that time in 22 races this year with a best of 13.54. It is ridiculous that British Athletics have not taken the...
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    He would have been selected because he was second...

    He would have been selected because he was second at the British Trials.
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    Isn't 22.20 nearly 73' feet?

    Isn't 22.20 nearly 73' feet?
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    Thank you.

    Thank you.
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    I think you are allowed extra attempts once you...

    I think you are allowed extra attempts once you have won.
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    I think that's 2 years in a row?

    I think that's 2 years in a row?
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    Of course there is nothing wrong with that...

    Of course there is nothing wrong with that because they were part of the same country at that time.



    ?I'm sorry but it is "grotesque" to twist my post into an attack on ethnic Russians!
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    The exception I would have no problem with is a...

    The exception I would have no problem with is a prosthetic arm for a sprinter to allow them to do a standard crouch start.
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    Uudmae is Estonian and Saneyev Georgian. However,...

    Uudmae is Estonian and Saneyev Georgian. However, I think most Russians considered any USSR team member as competing for Russia. I read that during (I think) the 2000 Olympics, the Russian media were...
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    Is that Sweetener Home Alabama? ;)

    Is that Sweetener Home Alabama? ;)
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    According to Wikipedia, Blake Leeper's best 400m...

    According to Wikipedia, Blake Leeper's best 400m is 44.42 while his best 100m is only 10.91. I would expect any able-bodied sub 44.5 runner to not be any slower than about 10.65 at 100m.
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    Good to see "Jimmy Hundredfires" fulfilling the...

    Good to see "Jimmy Hundredfires" fulfilling the potential he showed as an under 20.
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    James only turned 27 on 1st September. If he was...

    James only turned 27 on 1st September. If he was a discus or hammer thrower he may still have not reached his peak!
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    I suspect it has cost her rather more than $3164...

    I suspect it has cost her rather more than $3164 to play all those tournaments once you factor in things like travel costs and accommodation.
  19. Over here a check is a pattern on an item of...

    Over here a check is a pattern on an item of clothing.
  20. Good point! It's also about the same as myself...

    Good point! It's also about the same as myself times 20.
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    There are 5 water jumps in a 2000 there are...

    There are 5 water jumps in a 2000 there are usually only 4 in the first 2000 of a 3000 'chase.
  22. No we would generally say three-thousand five...

    No we would generally say three-thousand five hundred. Or so ever many tons or tonnes or kilograms.

    But when it comes to a 1500m track race, the only people in the UK I've heard say "one thousand...
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    Even in the UK we call it fifteen hundred and we would never say something cost "thirty-five hundred pounds".
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    It does seem to that for the IAAF to change the...

    It does seem to that for the IAAF to change the schedule for you to accommodate a double you need to have already won a title in both events. I suspect SMU's chances were harmed by her lacking a...
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    For me a great 400 or 400H race is always a...

    For me a great 400 or 400H race is always a better race to watch than a great 100m race.
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