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    I think they can probably run Mihambo there,...

    I think they can probably run Mihambo there, she's apparently in great shape and may well be in 11.20 shape
  2. Mo Farah has a very good 1500m PB

    Mo Farah has a very good 1500m PB
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    Liu Hong will definitely compete in the 20km...

    Liu Hong will definitely compete in the 20km since it's an Olympic event.
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    I have to point out again that they tested the...

    I have to point out again that they tested the system in the Asian Championships earlier in the year, and while it's weather-controlled it's not wind neutral - most finals have very "nice" wind...
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    I know one guy who splits his fervour 90/10 for...

    I know one guy who splits his fervour 90/10 for men's and women's T&F, pretty weird, I have to say
  6. Thread: Soda is bad...

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    One thing that people often neglect is that in...

    One thing that people often neglect is that in order to make a drink as subjectively sweet as sweetened solid food, e.g. a cake, you have to put a lot more sugar in the liquid to achieve the same...
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    How is that supposed to be called? I'm genuinely...

    How is that supposed to be called? I'm genuinely asking, English is not my mother tongue...
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    It reminded me of her singing »La Bohème« in a...

    It reminded me of her singing »La Bohème« in a small production in NY in the 80's. Not many artists in the pop industry - I can't think of any other - could have done that!
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    Was wondering about the same thing...and compared...

    Was wondering about the same thing...and compared to SRR she has slower PBs of 100m and 400m, but much faster in 200m, thoughts?
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    I've headed the old school leather balls more...

    I've headed the old school leather balls more than I ever do with synthetic balls nowadays; and the former were much harder and a bit heavier (have FIFA's specs changed over the years?) - what's...
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    took attention-seeking to a new high!

    took attention-seeking to a new high!
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    Head clashes can range from a temporary nasty...

    Head clashes can range from a temporary nasty pain to a very bad concussion; but the point is that they don't happen that often in games to be a factor. The real frequent thing is the header, but it...
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    There seems to be far more mentally and...

    There seems to be far more mentally and physically sound old former pro soccer players proportionally than former NFL players and pro boxers. I'd say the risk of even a competitive career of heading...
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    "The study hypothesized that damage to the...

    "The study hypothesized that damage to the pituitary gland from head trauma called hypopituitarism could play a role in lower testosterone levels and erectile dysfunction."

    I remember James Toney...
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    Yes, when he accelerated on the runway, it was a...

    Yes, when he accelerated on the runway, it was a fantastic and exciting sight. He's one of the fastest.
  16. Not really; I don't even feel offended, just that...

    Not really; I don't even feel offended, just that the flow of your defense is a bit wacky..."not good at anything except table tennis" and then diving isn't "anything" but a "relatively minor sport",...
  17. And how about volleyball? Not a team sport?

    And how about volleyball? Not a team sport?
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    What's the story?

    What's the story?
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    Ever heard of comfort bingeing? ...

    Ever heard of comfort bingeing?

    https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2019/aug/21/the-age-of-comfort-tv-why-people-are-secretly-watching-friends-and-the-office-on-a-loop
  20. Thread: 2019 DL Birmingham

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    More like optimal wind: they experimented with...

    More like optimal wind: they experimented with the AC system in the Asian Championships earlier this year, and quite bizarrely, in most finals of the events where the wind was a factor, it was around...
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    Wasn't Abebe Bikila's epic win also run in horrid...

    Wasn't Abebe Bikila's epic win also run in horrid heat?
  22. How much should the world's biggest island be worth?

    President Trump Eyes a New Real-Estate Purchase: Greenland
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    AFAIK Liu Hong won't be competing in the 50km,...

    AFAIK Liu Hong won't be competing in the 50km, 20km is still her focus and absolute priority.
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    There are always boxers in my gym who take...

    There are always boxers in my gym who take ibuprofen to treat their headaches after sparring, so that they can get more time in. I succeeded in talking some out of this practice, but most pop away...
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    Makes perfect sense, thank you!

    Makes perfect sense, thank you!
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