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    Kibet and Simiyu have an issue with meeting the...

    Kibet and Simiyu have an issue with meeting the required minimum number of drug tests.

    If trials had not been held at last moment, there would have been more time to resolve the issue, but maybe...
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    Norman turns 30 in October. He ran a six second...

    Norman turns 30 in October. He ran a six second PB of 8:29.37 this year.

    The auto standard is 8:29.00.

    I don't know UK selection procedures well enough to know if he would have been guaranteed...
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    The race scene: ...

    The race scene:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBlxa26Qa1U

    Lomong had Kincaid gapped at the bell but couldn't hold on. If Kincaid closed in 57.5, Lomong was maybe a touch under 60. Too close...
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    Always a good idea to check indoor on PBs. ...

    Always a good idea to check indoor on PBs.

    Kincaid ran 13:12i in 2017.

    And he was clearly in great shape for the Trials 5000m, handling the initial crazy pace easily. But then he inexplicably...
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    Sure, it's KB's to decline. There was this on...

    Sure, it's KB's to decline.

    There was this on his twitter after the final and the pulled hammy:

    Kenny Bednarek
    ‏ @KennyBednarek

    It’s been a long season and I’ve proven that I belong on this...
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    Right, then it should bump to Micaiah Harris.

    Right, then it should bump to Micaiah Harris.
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    If Bednarek declines the spot, think it goes to...

    If Bednarek declines the spot, think it goes to Rodney Rowe as the highest finishing semifinalist who had the standard.
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    Strother disappointing. Fourth spot on the 4x4...

    Strother disappointing. Fourth spot on the 4x4 is a question mark.
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    Brannon Kidder being the athlete in line for the...

    Brannon Kidder being the athlete in line for the fourth 800m spot is consistent with the letter of the pertinent USATF rules.

    The ambiguity that the rules do leave is in the circumstance where an...
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    The people who run IAAF are very happy to reserve...

    The people who run IAAF are very happy to reserve gold for Asher-Smith. Last thing they would do is change schedule.
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    Brazier had to go three wide on the last turn. He...

    Brazier had to go three wide on the last turn. He paced it right but that was the difference in getting Gray's record.

    Murphy learned to back off the pace from last DL race and Brazier probably...
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    He actually ran the extra few miles to get...

    He actually ran the extra few miles to get another world record, that for 12 hours.

    For a few years in the 2000s, I held the 50k M45-49 American record (toot, toot). I ventured to one "real" ultra...
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    Coleman's statement acknowledges the scheduled...

    Coleman's statement acknowledges the scheduled hearing. There wouldn't be a hearing if there weren't charges, so he can't plausibly be taken to deny their existence.

    His statement says "what has...
  14. Thread: '19 Paris DL

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    Abda was asked for 49.5 by McBride and Murphy. He...

    Abda was asked for 49.5 by McBride and Murphy. He was a bit faster than that but that is why he was sub 50.

    McBride and Murphy said, or their coaches said, they were going for national records....
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    Solid win and time for Roberts. Good sign for...

    Solid win and time for Roberts. Good sign for Doha.

    Holloway looks as though he has everything going forward over the first few hurdles. Then it seems he starts landing with his weight not quite...
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    Nice for Green. When I saw the 55 split for the...

    Nice for Green. When I saw the 55 split for the leaders, I looked for Green well back and followed her progress to the front, just in time.
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    I suspect so and I'd think it wise. Makhloufi...

    I suspect so and I'd think it wise.

    Makhloufi tried for the double in Rio and wound up with two silvers. If he were fresh for the 1500m, he might have had a gold instead of that sour look on his...
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    Additional national championship results from AK...

    Additional national championship results from AK twitter.

    Timothy Cheruyiot ran 1:43.11 for 800m.

    https://twitter.com/athletics_kenya?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
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    Thanks for the tip, although, really, the only...

    Thanks for the tip, although, really, the only information in the posted article re his immigration status is that there is no updated information. He's still waiting/hoping for green card as...
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    Ellis has to be top four. #2 at Trials; #2 on US...

    Ellis has to be top four. #2 at Trials; #2 on US list for 2019; 50.00 and 49.99 out of the blocks in 2017 and 2018. 23 years old.

    Still time left in season. But with top American time for year...
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    Athletics Kenya may or may not be clear on all...

    Athletics Kenya may or may not be clear on all the issues posed by the Trials delay.

    But the author of the Daily Nation article linked on the home page is confused about the Diamond League season...
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    You could argue it. I'm looking at the issue more...

    You could argue it. I'm looking at the issue more from the "what will happen" rather than the "what I think should happen" perspective. And, as I say, as long as Rodgers and Gatlin are on the team, I...
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    The Rodgers-Gatlin exchange was the cause of the...

    The Rodgers-Gatlin exchange was the cause of the DQ at Rio. But they did complete their pass at the last WC and I think the coaches will want to keep them in place as the 1-2.

    Coleman is the...
  24. To keep it neutral, I should perhaps say "same...

    To keep it neutral, I should perhaps say "same circumstance" rather than "same advantage", but, generally, yes. And there may be no physical transitioning.
  25. An XY human does not have to have a DSD issue to...

    An XY human does not have to have a DSD issue to formulate a desire to identify as female, including for the purpose of athletic competition. And I don't believe DSD is an issue for the transgender...
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