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    Bolt had sub-9.6 potential in the 100m, but...

    Bolt had sub-9.6 potential in the 100m, but trained for a decade before focusing on the event. Warholm had sub-47 potential in the 400m hurdles, but first spent several years training in other...
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    The inhibitors are not required for distances...

    The inhibitors are not required for distances below 400m.
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    Now the next big question is, what sort of...

    Now the next big question is, what sort of improvement will we see after a full year or two of focusing on the 200m? Sub-22? Sub-21? Current PB is 22.89.
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    Officially it doesn't mean anything. But...

    Officially it doesn't mean anything. But unofficially you can draw your own logical conclusion.
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    Both of them have a great future. Sometimes it's...

    Both of them have a great future. Sometimes it's better to reach the finals and then not win, so you get the exposure from competing in all the rounds, but without the contractual obligations...
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    Yesterday was the finals with the top 10 acts,...

    Yesterday was the finals with the top 10 acts, and this was his performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bwK05Oja2c

    Tonight was the results show, and...
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    Links to the Dutch articles?

    Links to the Dutch articles?
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    And even that usually isn't a problem, as it's...

    And even that usually isn't a problem, as it's common for some first round heats to have one or more empty lanes. Worst case, add one more heat for the extra athletes and redistribute a few of the...
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    Nobody's blaming the individual who was handing...

    Nobody's blaming the individual who was handing out the flowers; the blame is on the race organizers who bought the flowers and put somebody up to the task of handing them to the winner.
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    Yep. How do we petition the IAAF to get rid of...

    Yep. How do we petition the IAAF to get rid of the flower nonsense?
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    The article says the federation requested...

    The article says the federation requested $116,000 in February. Also that they received $150K and $140K for 2015 and 2017 respectively. So this year's $116K request wasn't an unexpectedly huge...
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    Did you mean "was not"?

    Did you mean "was not"?
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    That's a big IF. At this point the BAAA probably...

    That's a big IF. At this point the BAAA probably hasn't submitted the paperwork, which would mean nobody's entered into the meet yet.

    But Miller-Uibo may be able to force their hand by sending a...
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    You may have a point about the 8:29...

    You may have a point about the 8:29 steeplechaser, but it's not unrealistic or unprecedented for a 56-second 400m hurdler to improve by 2 or 3 seconds in a season, which puts them into medal...
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    Apparently host country doesn't cover as much of...

    Apparently host country doesn't cover as much of the travel & accommodation costs as we thought. Or the BAAA wants to send a large entourage of officials.
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    The Netherlands doesn't have 3 other athletes in...

    The Netherlands doesn't have 3 other athletes in any of those events who have met the qualifying standard or are within reach of getting an invite, so if she enters all 3 events she's not depriving...
  17. Altitude doesn't disqualify times from being used...

    Altitude doesn't disqualify times from being used for records or qualifying purposes.
  18. She has 11.02 from a meet in the US, which I...

    She has 11.02 from a meet in the US, which I believe is faster than any Jamaican women not named ET or SAFP.
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    So? What's the harm to GBR in letting him go to...

    So? What's the harm to GBR in letting him go to Doha? If it's a money issue, at least give him the option to pay his own expenses for whatever the host organization doesn't cover.

    At the 2017 WC,...
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    Probably worried he'll embarrass the country by...

    Probably worried he'll embarrass the country by failing to make it to the final.
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    Finished the whole invitation process, or just...

    Finished the whole invitation process, or just the first round of invites based on the current known information?

    If it already completely ended, that means they've set the invites based on the...
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    Any athlete who is on the team for another event...

    Any athlete who is on the team for another event is eligible for the relay, even if not explicitly included in the official 6-member relay pool. The article probably reflects the intentions of the...
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    At first I was wondering how they could be...

    At first I was wondering how they could be sending out invitations before the various countries have submitted their entries. But then I realized they already know (as of Sept 6) the maximum number...
  24. They did vice versa, naming Williams to one of...

    They did vice versa, naming Williams to one of the three spots, with Jonielle Smith as the alternate who will get the vacated spot if Williams is banned.
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    Another important feature of the horizontal bar...

    Another important feature of the horizontal bar is the immediate tactile feedback it gives to the jumpers. Instantly feeling (or not feeling) the bar in the process of the jump, including feeling...
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