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    False analogies - they are neither wheels nor...

    False analogies - they are neither wheels nor springs. They are simply made from materials that dissipate less energy than other shoes, just as there are tracks that do the same thing.
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    A quick Google search finds several commercial...

    A quick Google search finds several commercial running camps in the 7500-8000' range, but then there's this bad-boy at 9000!
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    So, from everything I've read so far, including...

    So, from everything I've read so far, including the recent NYT inquiry, the Vaporfly does not ADD anything to the runners' energy, they just take away less, which means they are simply more energy...
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    She's entered here this weekend: ...

    She's entered here this weekend:

    https://www.usatf.tv/gprofile.php?do=view_event&event_id=16&mgroup_id=45365&year=2019
  5. Thread: Eugene WC 2021

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    It's not even that hard to do in an area that...

    It's not even that hard to do in an area that size, esp. with the hi-tech rep that the NW shares with Silicon Valley.
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    It's flat-out false. Milesplit has every HS mark...

    It's flat-out false. Milesplit has every HS mark he recorded. His PR is 10.32 (1.1) at the Fla Rlys this year. He doesn't even have a windy faster.
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    OK, good to know. I hope 'not on the roster'...

    OK, good to know. I hope 'not on the roster' means 'we're sorting out eligilbility issues' which can be resolved. I'm sure we're all rooting for this kid that has had 'focus' issues.

    edit - I see...
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    I don't believe in Miracles, but I certainly...

    I don't believe in Miracles, but I certainly believe in miracles, the first and foremost of which is my family.
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    Quite the hatchet job. The truth, as always, is...

    Quite the hatchet job. The truth, as always, is between the two extremes, but I suspect she is closer to saint than unrepentant sinner. Relative to the rest of us, who would not give up our lives to...
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    Yeah, I was thinking the same thing as I read it....

    Yeah, I was thinking the same thing as I read it. It seems the father is much more interested in the child's 'legacy' than the actual child himself.
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    I do agree with that, but Carli Lloyd (my...

    I do agree with that, but Carli Lloyd (my personal fave) is 37 and still a force to be reckoned with, even as the team cherry-picker.
    Megan, at 34, was absolutely at her peak in 2019.
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    Wow, I find that a spectacular minimalization of...

    Wow, I find that a spectacular minimalization of her contribution to the USWNT, where she is THE key element in the attack. They are always looking to get the ball out to her wide, knowing that she...
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    In Mississippi?! Not on their roster either ....

    In Mississippi?!

    Not on their roster either . . . yet?

    https://sports.hindscc.edu/sports/mens-track-and-field/roster
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    4 is plenty, but the $$$-signs are too big to...

    4 is plenty, but the $$$-signs are too big to ignore for the networks.
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    It's a typical TV sit-com where the kids are cute...

    It's a typical TV sit-com where the kids are cute and bright and the adults are embarrassing morons.
  16. Thread: Eugene WC 2021

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    In most cases you're right, but you have to admit...

    In most cases you're right, but you have to admit that your sofa is more comfy, the bathroom and snack breaks are easier, the temperature is perfect, you are already home when it's done, and you can...
  17. Thread: Wilt lives!

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    Wilt lives!

    NAIA player scores 100 in a game.

    https://www.foxnews.com/sports/college-basketball-player-scores-100-points-naia

    Nowhere in the article does it give the game score.

    I did not know that the...
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    A. Misogyny noted. B. Imagine the dismay of the...

    A. Misogyny noted.
    B. Imagine the dismay of the British Royalists when those ungrateful American colonists complained about the King after all the many gifts he had bestowed upon them as subjects of...
  19. YOU said it. Also a singular noun.

    YOU said it. Also a singular noun.
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    I only have 2 opinions Yes - to Kit H or Rami...

    I only have 2 opinions

    Yes - to Kit H or Rami M

    and

    Absolutely NO to JLo in The Hustler.
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    9-year-old graduating from

    . . . Uni

    Student leaves University because they won't graduate him at 9.

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/10/europe/laurent-simons-university-scli-intl/index.html

    It's a messy 'divorce', but it...
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    2019 M-W Word of the Year

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/10/americas/merriam-webster-they-word-year-scli-intl/index.html

    It is (are?!) 'they' (sic), as in the non-binary personal pronoun . . . OK, I would think that would...
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    What better time to speak 'truth to power' than...

    What better time to speak 'truth to power' than when they've rewarded you for . . . 'speaking truth to power' [inequity in women's pay].

    It would have been entirely out of character (pun!) for...
  24. Brits are so silly in their insistence that A...

    Brits are so silly in their insistence that A country is a plural noun.

    "Russia, who hosted the 2018 World Cup, have been banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada)."

    It's obviously a...
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    Is this the best top 3 we've had in a long time?...

    Is this the best top 3 we've had in a long time?
    OhSt and LSU have been juggernauts, and I still think Dabo's Tigers have been sandbagging.
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