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    Biggest avoidable mistake in marathon running is...

    Biggest avoidable mistake in marathon running is to race in a pair of shoes that you have not run it. Maybe the world is a lot different now than in my racing days but that is just a no-no.
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    So what other Nike groups have coaching you think...

    So what other Nike groups have coaching you think is abhorrent? In distance running the other big Nike group is the Bowerman group in Portland. He and Salazar have seemingly had an uneasy...
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    This seems a bit at odds with some comments that...

    This seems a bit at odds with some comments that one of the biggest advantages of the shoe is that it is easier on you legs in training. Not sure going through a pair a week (or faster) is...
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    Will, the athletes had something to do with NOP,...

    Will, the athletes had something to do with NOP, did she blast all of them? Maybe you should clarify.
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    So, you are not supposed to think about it your...

    So, you are not supposed to think about it your are supposed to do, what???
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    Since Norman is not a great starter (since he is...

    Since Norman is not a great starter (since he is not much of a 100 guy), I would think that switching Coleman and Norman would have given the US a bigger winning margin.
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    I would think that the bigger event (OG vs WC)...

    I would think that the bigger event (OG vs WC) will make it more likely. However, camera crews will be in heavy demand.
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    What of the Bekeles and Gebs and ... etc with...

    What of the Bekeles and Gebs and ... etc with ranges from 800/1500 to the marathon, some with multiple XC Golds as well.
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    In terms of measurement, the LJ surface is...

    In terms of measurement, the LJ surface is smoothed at the same height (ground equal to the take-off board) to try to get distances to be comparable across jumps (and competitions).

    How level is...
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    He gave Lyles is only 200 loss, and would be good...

    He gave Lyles is only 200 loss, and would be good on the long second leg. How often did he run on the 4x100 in high school and at USC?
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    On a Homer note, Wisconsin's men won their 50th...

    On a Homer note, Wisconsin's men won their 50th Big Ten title beating Purdue and Indiana who had been ranked above them; Oliver Hoare wins the mens race. Women next.
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    The substantially lower daily low indicates that...

    The substantially lower daily low indicates that the dew point is a fair bit lower. I am pretty sure that the ocean temperature near Sapporo is lower than next to Tokyo. Also, Tokyo is on the east...
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    Duh, I was just focusing on Friday, not which...

    Duh, I was just focusing on Friday, not which week. I sure hope we are close to the "normal" temps of 44 high/34 low
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    It is an anecdote, so does not really mean much. ...

    It is an anecdote, so does not really mean much. The thing to do is to take similar days, say any day between July 22 and August 12 over a number of years, since they are essentially from the same...
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    Both the Pac-12 and the Mountain West (? New...

    Both the Pac-12 and the Mountain West (? New Mexico et al) looked almost as flat as a track. And people say the the Wisconsin course is pretty flat; I have run it a lot of times and multiple times...
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    That really has nothing to do with the underlying...

    That really has nothing to do with the underlying question about what runners to have on what legs. The notion that you always have your best runner is flawed because it does not take anything else...
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    That is two different top tens. For Kipchoge,...

    That is two different top tens. For Kipchoge, does he have more than one race? London and ?? 1:59 non-race
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    If the US is behind with Coleman to Lyles then...

    If the US is behind with Coleman to Lyles then bad stuff has happened. It seems highly unlikely to occur in a race going somewhat smoothly. Coleman could gain 2 meters and Lyles another 2 meters,...
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    You entirely miss the point; it is a rebuttal to...

    You entirely miss the point; it is a rebuttal to posts like 1 and 19, especially 19 where the OK criteria are met while they thought her not 'eligible' because they had the facts wrong.
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    Lyles on second also makes sense, giving him the...

    Lyles on second also makes sense, giving him the longest leg and building a big lead, which can be intimidating. Also important is the handoffs - who to have for two (1/4) and who to have for two...
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    This position is so insular to a subset of...

    This position is so insular to a subset of athletics and absent from dozens of other sports, thus leading to a flawed conclusion. How much of track and field will be affected. The marathon and...
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    Here are the correct numbers. I grabbed the...

    Here are the correct numbers. I grabbed the algebra off of my Metric/Imperial table and I had a rounddown formula with a 2 (number of decimals to round down to) and it got left in when the formula...
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    If they were using 2 centimeter increments in...

    If they were using 2 centimeter increments in measuring (which is close to the nearest lower inch 2.54 versus 2.00 cm as the increment) then the order would have been Crouser, Walsh and Kovacs.
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    Mutola moved to the US as an international-level...

    Mutola moved to the US as an international-level runner who moved here for running opportunities and coaching not in a high school context. And, from #16 above:
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    What drug test did she fail? I do not think that...

    What drug test did she fail? I do not think that you have the terminology correct. She had a test that led to a hearing and at the hearing I think that it was determined that she did not have a...
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