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    Semenya is following in the footsteps of Maria...

    Semenya is following in the footsteps of Maria Mutola. After more than 20 years of 800m running she became captain of her National Football team, leading them at the All-African Games in 2011
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    In 1988 I was in Leningrad [as it still was then]...

    In 1988 I was in Leningrad [as it still was then] to attend the GP Meet [The Znamenskiy] and there was a reception to celebrate 100 years of Russian Athletics. A bus would pick us up, and there were...
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    Walsh was quoted after the event as being pleased...

    Walsh was quoted after the event as being pleased that he had some good throws, but that "he didn't really catch one right". - 23m in Doha?
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    You almost have it - his job was to test shoes,...

    You almost have it - his job was to test shoes, so they were quite rigorously tested.
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    I'm not sure if you can pick this link up - if...

    I'm not sure if you can pick this link up - if so, then you can see Campbell's jump

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/qn2u0f38prr4vvr/Ian%20Campbell-%20A%20fight%20for%20gold%2035%20years%20on.mp4?dl=0
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    As a clue I would say that his event will help...

    As a clue I would say that his event will help you much more than his name
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    I'm sure Olli is right - Kula was born in 1959,...

    I'm sure Olli is right - Kula was born in 1959, while 3-Sep-54 is the dob of Uudmae - de Oliveira may have jumped further that day, and Ian Campbell most certainly did
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    Good try, but no.

    Good try, but no.
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    Florimond Cornet

    Rare to have a question about a walker, but Florimond Cornet was the #1 over 50k in the world in 1939 - some 9 minutes quicker than anyone else with 4:28:46 - what was his profession ? - don't look...
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    The nurse will be taking me back to my room soon,...

    The nurse will be taking me back to my room soon, but before that, have a look at "Florimond Cornet" - a question which I definitely haven't pinched [accidentally] from DJ
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    To quote Shakespeare - much ado about nothing

    To quote Shakespeare - much ado about nothing
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    Oops - well, I hadn't checked back on that. It...

    Oops - well, I hadn't checked back on that. It means that I either have Alzheimer's (like my father before me), or my mind moves in similar ways to DJ [and as we've worked on various projects...
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    A question of altitude

    After first competing at altitude, which Olympic medalist said this, and when?

    "The altitude bothered me in the third lap. It seemed like my breath only went down about a fourth of the way into my...
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    Curious that 11 passed tests should get so little...

    Curious that 11 passed tests should get so little fanfare when compared with 3 missed tests
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    As a corollary to the last post it's worth...

    As a corollary to the last post it's worth mentioning the quality of work supplied by such as Stan Greenberg [previous post], Walt Murphy in the USA, and Mark Butler. As well as editing more than 50...
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    David Coleman, previously mentioned in the thread...

    David Coleman, previously mentioned in the thread was probably the best British commentator at generating excitement. Much of what he said was gleaned from the help given by the stats guys.
    From...
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    A question was asked of Elliott's basic speed...

    A question was asked of Elliott's basic speed earlier in this thread. Not as fast as Snell, and yet...no-one has ever produced a quicker last 400m in a championship race than Elliott in the 1958...
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    I remember watching Elliott's WR on a very fuzzy...

    I remember watching Elliott's WR on a very fuzzy TV news report - probably the day after the 3:54.5. His WR 2 years later was quite brilliant. 2 hours before the race a lady went up to Elliott and...
  19. Thread: Brazil

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    I have to thank my old friend Bambam for this one...

    I have to thank my old friend Bambam for this one - it wasn't the former Steeler Frenchy Fuqua, but Ivan Fuqua
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    Note that Stokes knew he had to score just 1 run...

    Note that Stokes knew he had to score just 1 run with the last ball to tie the game . If he'd had to score 2 his approach to that ball would have been different - he would have aimed for a boundary -...
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    Intermediate times have been taken for a few...

    Intermediate times have been taken for a few years at the Ostrava meet, with Asafa Powell running 9.07 [during a 9.83 100m] - he also ran 9.10/9.85 in a heat at the same meet, while Gatlin, in 2014,...
  22. Thread: 1964 AAU's

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    I have a poor quality black and white recording...

    I have a poor quality black and white recording of the 1500-800-400 from that meet. Curiously, it is reversed with the runners seemingly finishing in the back straight. It came from a UK TV site,...
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    Very difficult comparing athletes from different...

    Very difficult comparing athletes from different events and eras. Peter Matthews and I tried to do it for men and women 4 years ago, and came up with this top-10 for Women

    1. Fanny Blankers-Koen...
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    Seems like you are edging this old codger towards...

    Seems like you are edging this old codger towards guessing 1.91 for Balas
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    With not much else to think about when waking up...

    With not much else to think about when waking up while on vacation (Lisbon), I thought about WR setters in 1961 - Murray Halberg came to mind. He improved Albie Thomas's 2M WR from 8:32.0 to 8:30.0...
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