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    Re: Russian Athletics News 2014

    The Russian performances are unusually poor in some events this season, the obvious one being the w400m. No sub 51 yet, let alone sub 50. No matter which stars have been missing in the past, there's...
  2. Re: ∂Lausanne (non DL): m100óGatlin 9.80 (WL)

    Precisely because of your other comment:



    Had he been off for 4 years with repeated injuries, training and racing to the max, getting injured, training/racing, getting injured etc., he would...
  3. Re: ∂Lausanne (non DL): m100óGatlin 9.80 (WL)

    If we're discussing returning athletes we should differentiate between injury and doping bans. Using terms like "forced break" could be either and, believe it or not, some fans may not be aware why...
  4. Re: Take notice of Schippers-42.40s relay NR

    Samuel and Schippers ran fantastic legs though; Schippers 2nd leg was awesome and the 120m or whatever it is on leg 2 could be her perfect distance.

    Lausanne was the second fastest performance...
  5. Re: ∂Lausanne (non DL): m100óGatlin 9.80 (WL)

    No high horse, just frustration. If you were not explicitly referring to Gatlin yourself, then apologies. Phrases like 'forced break' in particular, suggest no culpability, which we know is...
  6. Re: 2014 result of multi-event athletes-Broersen 6539p PB

    It was raining for much of the meeting and there were thunderstorms during the women's 800m, so that outs the performances in some context. Some other interesting snippets from that meeting;

    Nana...
  7. Re: ∂Lausanne (non DL): m100óGatlin 9.80 (WL)

    Forced break? Mid-career layoff? Extended layoff? I think the words you guys are looking for are 'doping ban'. Surely we are allowed to state facts?

    2014 has been a bit of a paradox for the blue...
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    Re: Is being a Bisexual a bad thing ?

    It's like any word that has been re-claimed, just like nigger/nigga.
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    Re: Tyson thursday?!

    We know PEDs improve performance. As far as I'm aware we don't know what the long term affects are to performance once an athlete has stopped taking them, unless perhaps you or others have a link to...
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    Re: Tyson thursday?!

    Erm, yes we do. We know that PEDs took him to 9.75 in 2013 and a few 9.8's in 2012.

    We all have our views on who else is or isn't clean. The fact is, Gay wasn't. Deal with it and accept that he...
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    Re: Tyson thursday?!

    The main point of my posts are bewilderment and bemusement, with a lot of frustration, as to why anyone would want to see a proven cheat back in amazing form first race back from their ban. Yes I...
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    Re: Tyson thursday?!

    No forgiveness from me, no. And I would hope those clean athletes he has pushed out of medals would also find it hard to forgive him. But I accept he is back under the rules of the sport.

    If PEDs...
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    Re: Tyson thursday?!

    Not at all. I don't 'glorify' the former eastern bloc, I just enjoyed the 80's which was when I first got into athletics. It's no different to those of you who reminisce about the 50's and 60's, when...
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    Re: Tyson thursday?!

    As trusting and as honest as we've seen...from whom? Convicted dopers? Maybe. But I prefer the honesty and upstanding characters of those that do not cheat in the first place.



    Are you saying...
  15. Re: ∂2014 USATF: w400 - Francena McCorory 49.48 (WL; 5, x US

    We're jumping ahead of ourselves here. Let's wait and see who is in what form next season. If There are 4 women who have run sub 50 and Felix hasn't, and she has either not raced them head to head or...
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    Re: Tyson thursday?!

    Can I ask why?
  17. Re: 2014 result of multi-event athletes-KJT 6.81m,ML6.32m P

    It was horrible weather on that first day when the HJ was held
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    Re: Ratingen

    Doh! Completely forgot
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    Re: Ratingen

    Absolutely. The only Europeans higher than her on the lists this year who are participating in Zurich are Schippers and Broersen, so she has to start as a medal favourite. She also has the experience...
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    norunner, yes, it's a shame in some ways the way it has turned out. Also, in theory Lilli could beat Schafer's Gotzis score, the way she has been jumping and throwing, which would have been a...
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    Rath goes 6.41 in the LJ but Schwarzkopf sets a very good 6.20 SB to stay in touch. Tyminska goes 6.10 to re-affirm her podium challenge. Roldeder does 6.12 but will lose many points in the JT.
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    Despite having the superior PB set this year, Abele loses the 110h to Freimuth who sets a new PB of 13.78 against Abele's 13.82.

    Then Freimuth goes on to set a new PB in the DT of 49.61! He's been...
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    Good first day in Ratingen despite rain and cold.

    Schafer leads with 3739 (13.21/1.78/12.78/24.01)
    Tyminskay went up to second (3704) mainaly after a great SP of 14.81. Schwarzkopf is third with...
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    Side note: I wish trainers would look at other HJ techniques when an athlete is obviously struggling with the Fosbury. For years Clova Court just couldn't do it and it destroyed any chance of a...
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    It's great to finally see Schafer show her potential this year. As you know, I love the multi events and am a fan of German athletics and she was always one I was hoping would find her senior form,...
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