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    I was going to mention Elena Della Donne, but...

    I was going to mention Elena Della Donne, but bambam beat me to the punch.

    Also there is Erin Aldrich who was a national class high jumper and volleyball player. Again a very complimentary...
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    One could have Lima Beans in Peru. Or one could...

    One could have Lima Beans in Peru.
    Or one could have Brussels Sprouts in Belgium.

    I live in the burbs of Philly and have had the eponymous cheese steak in the city. It's good, but I'd lean...
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    The pronunciation of Newark depends on whether it...

    The pronunciation of Newark depends on whether it is in New Jersey or Delaware.
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    Just using...

    Just using http://www.alltime-athletics.com/m_mileok.htm , it looks like the 1500 is the enroute time for a mile race. The first four in the mile race are:
    3:49.42 Sydney Maree
    3:49.90 Steve Cram...
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    For me, that is the point. At what point are...

    For me, that is the point. At what point are springs on the inside of shoes going to be regarded as legal? When the stride length is approaching 20 meters?
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    Grant Holloway has run some useful 400 legs.

    Grant Holloway has run some useful 400 legs.
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    I went to UChicago, and I got a routine message...

    I went to UChicago, and I got a routine message from the UC athletic department about a call for nominations for the athletic hall of fame. A guy that I ran with, but wasn't really close to, should...
  8. Thread: WeiBer Hase

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    The White Rabbit clue and bambam's obvious clue...

    The White Rabbit clue and bambam's obvious clue leads to the famous person being Grace Slick.
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    Is Weißer Hase German for white rabbit?

    Is Weißer Hase German for white rabbit?
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    Musician? Played the cornet?

    Musician? Played the cornet?
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    Watching the Olympic channel coverage, it looked...

    Watching the Olympic channel coverage, it looked to me that Kendricks tweaked something in his hip area (hip flexor or groin, I'm not a doctor). After making 5.80, it took him some time to get out...
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    Reminds me of my first marathon when I was 16...

    Reminds me of my first marathon when I was 16 years old. It was a four lap course. As the older guy in the group is driving out of town after the race, he asks me if this looks familiar. I look...
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    Sorry, but I looked it up. Crawford went to...

    Sorry, but I looked it up. Crawford went to Eastern Michigan University, in Ypsilanti. I thought it might be a jumble of the town in Trinidad that he was born in.
  14. Thread: 1964 AAU's

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    Earl Jones and Johnny Gray ran the same time,...

    Earl Jones and Johnny Gray ran the same time, 1:43.74, at the 1984 Olympic trials. I am pretty sure that was an American record, though it may be fuzzied by a somewhat equivalent Wohlhuter 880 yard...
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    I had thought of Glenn Cunningham.

    I had thought of Glenn Cunningham.
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    Women:...

    Women: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOFxs3zVDCg
    Men: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8By8Zgs8LCM
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    I read that article in the Philadelphia paper...

    I read that article in the Philadelphia paper this weekend, and I was unaware of it. I had heard about the 1921 Tulsa race riot, but I had to look up the year that it occurred. So it looks like the...
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    Johnny Gray is probably a better choice for gray,...

    Johnny Gray is probably a better choice for gray, since he has a medal.
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    I don't know. In the past five or so years, it...

    I don't know. In the past five or so years, it seems that the kicker assumes that the keeper will dive one way or another and just kicks it down the middle. I'm hoping more keepers just stand there...
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    Guy that lived in my hometown growing up...

    Guy that lived in my hometown growing up auctioned off his prototype Nike Waffle Racers from 1972. They went for $11,200. Here is the eBay site for it.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/112221603329
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    I found my file from 2009. The data are the...

    I found my file from 2009. The data are the state, its population, number of HS divisions for T&F, and millions of population per division. When I originally posted it, people complained about...
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    I probably have the file around somewhere, but a...

    I probably have the file around somewhere, but a few years back I looked up how many divisions each state had. The worst that I remembered was Wyoming with 5 divisions.
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    Looking at the clues, probably a US relay member...

    Looking at the clues, probably a US relay member from the 1932 Olympics. I have no idea who that would be though.
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    The weather in the stands at Penn was fine today....

    The weather in the stands at Penn was fine today. I'm not sure what went on with the security getting into the facility, though. It took me over 40 minutes in line to get in. It seemed like they...
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    I think Son may be suspended, if it works like...

    I think Son may be suspended, if it works like the world cup. He got his third yellow, which suspends him for the next match. For the semis, everyone starts again at zero cards. The suspension...
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