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    Funny how some great athletes seem to be able to...

    Funny how some great athletes seem to be able to do anything.

    I remember in Mary Peters' auto-biography she said similar things about Mary Rand. Apparently the first time she got on a trampoline...
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    Long before my time but still the greatest ever...

    Long before my time but still the greatest ever Kiwi athlete.
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    Haha - I am glad to not have to chop wood for a...

    Haha - I am glad to not have to chop wood for a few months yet.

    A few reasonable results from the All-Schools in Perth over the weekend, thought nothing truly outstanding and the wind being...
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    One thing I remember about Crouch is that before...

    One thing I remember about Crouch is that before the 1977 PCG he was quoted as saying something like the Games 'would be the most important race of his career'. I guess he was talking about a home...
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    Well they pretty much come every season. When is...

    Well they pretty much come every season. When is the track due to be finished, do you know?
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    Nice summary El Lazy ;)

    Nice summary El Lazy ;)
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    A few interesting results over the weekend...

    A few interesting results over the weekend including - finally - a 2019 mark (65.93m) from Dani Stevens. Also in Sydney, young John Gikas also managed a near 2.5 second PB in the 400m (45.87).
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    They didn't want to call her anything. They just...

    They didn't want to call her anything. They just didn't want her competing in the female category where she had an advantage.

    And I welcome the new rules.
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    For some insights into Kurt Marschall's...

    For some insights into Kurt Marschall's disappearance this year - from his social:

    So now that the 2019 season has come to a close and 2020 is right around the corner, I thought I’d write a little...
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    Well, after Doha, it seems that AA is doing great...

    Well, after Doha, it seems that AA is doing great and we should expect a slew of gold in Tokyo...

    I was looking forward to more of El Toro's Doha wraps but seems the heat got too much for him..
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    Great run by the Poles.

    Great run by the Poles.
  12. The 2010s sure are the decade for virgin...

    The 2010s sure are the decade for virgin countries producing surprising javelin champs and medallists.
  13. Pretty underwhelming so far. Surely someone has...

    Pretty underwhelming so far. Surely someone has to flight one out there soon. Maybe they need to adjust the air-con.
  14. That comment aged well ;) She said in an...

    That comment aged well ;)

    She said in an interview after qualifying that she knew she wasn't in good sprint form and hasn't had many LJ comps this season but had been training hard for the jump...
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    Boom!
  16. Tim's pronunciation of 'En-guy-en' continues to...

    Tim's pronunciation of 'En-guy-en' continues to annoy me.
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    oops - wrong thread

    oops - wrong thread
  18. Annoying to see Walsh reacting to his throw in...

    Annoying to see Walsh reacting to his throw in the background while we're seeing Dan O'Brien & Derval O'Rourke giving us a preview..
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    First major false-start casualty is McNeal.

    First major false-start casualty is McNeal.
  20. Germans off to a great start in qualifying, but...

    Germans off to a great start in qualifying, but that won't surprise too many.
  21. if there's been any 'ism' in the telecast to...

    if there's been any 'ism' in the telecast to date, it's been 'throw-ism', not sexism.
  22. How many warnings has Mizinov had? Just the one?...

    How many warnings has Mizinov had? Just the one?

    ETA - ok commentators answered me - one red card
  23. Karlstrom not too far away but Yamanishi still...

    Karlstrom not too far away but Yamanishi still looks pretty fresh.
  24. Exactly zero of the events in Tokyo will be won...

    Exactly zero of the events in Tokyo will be won on talent alone.
  25. Really? Stadium looked to have cleared out by...

    Really? Stadium looked to have cleared out by the time the ceremony was about to start.
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