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    Exactly. Imagine if AlSal was a tennis coach...

    Exactly.

    Imagine if AlSal was a tennis coach and Serena Williams was one of his athletes. Either she'd end up hospitalized for malnourishment-induced ailments after trying to become as skinny as...
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    It turned out to be not such a ridiculous idea!...

    It turned out to be not such a ridiculous idea! It led to the finding that some quantum field calculations could be significantly simplified (without losing accuracy) by treating positrons as...
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    After the flat-earther conference, the flat...

    After the flat-earther conference, the flat earther gets in their car and uses their car's GPS navigation to guide them back to the hotel. While back at the hotel, they use their smartphone to watch...
  4. Next to none, unless somebody in his family will...

    Next to none, unless somebody in his family will coach him.
  5. Yes, in the long run she'll make a living as a...

    Yes, in the long run she'll make a living as a massage therapist or coach or something else; I'm not concerned about that.

    My point is that going pro with a PR so far from the top women in the...
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    Garrett's 2019 season is over, but he'll be back...

    Garrett's 2019 season is over, but he'll be back on the field sometime next season, because of the "boys will be boys" culture of football, and because Rudolph wasn't visibly injured by the hit.
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  7. I agree it's not for everybody. But neither is...

    I agree it's not for everybody. But neither is going through the grueling demands of being a professional athlete while living on poverty wages.

    Going pro this soon with a small-money contract...
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    Who is Randolph? Did you mean Rudolph?

    Who is Randolph? Did you mean Rudolph?
  9. If she doesn't clear 15 feet real soon, she might...

    If she doesn't clear 15 feet real soon, she might hate the peanuts she'll be earning more than she hates school.
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    Longer video, with multiple camera angles:...

    Longer video, with multiple camera angles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WApAX7VDfkw
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    Ouch. Forget about a mere suspension. That's...

    Ouch. Forget about a mere suspension. That's worthy of jail time.
  12. Sometimes injuries result from not training...

    Sometimes injuries result from not training intensely enough. One day you push your limits in training or competition, and you get hurt because you didn't train hard enough to be ready for that....
  13. When I saw the GoFundMe for $350,000, I thought...

    When I saw the GoFundMe for $350,000, I thought that amount was because he was uninsured. But when I saw Willie Banks' post about it (https://www.facebook.com/willie.banks2), I saw that the $350K...
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    If she had agreed to take them, presumably he...

    If she had agreed to take them, presumably he would have told her what to do minimize her chances of getting caught. And/or the request to take them may have happened when her performances had...
  15. Top 1%, not really. That's around $300K/year for...

    Top 1%, not really. That's around $300K/year for individuals, which includes lots of doctors, lawyers, and corporate managers who pay ordinary income tax on their salaries at higher marginal tax...
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    She didn't say she actually took diuretics. She...

    She didn't say she actually took diuretics. She only said he wanted her to take them.
  17. They are not equal. Olympic gold medals are...

    They are not equal. Olympic gold medals are valued more because Olympic years are when more of the world's best show up at their best. In WC years, many college athletes skip the trials in the US,...
  18. You could tell them that at the GoFundMe page.

    You could tell them that at the GoFundMe page.
  19. Never in the known history of medicine, according...

    Never in the known history of medicine, according to the IAAF who said the highest known T level ever recorded was 4.8 (slightly under the 5.0 nmol/L cutoff).
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    Mega-mismatches in high school need to addressed...

    Mega-mismatches in high school need to addressed at the root cause. It doesn't make sense for a tiny high school with 150 students total and no football field of their own to be playing against a...
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    Her career had already ended in 2006 at 20 years...

    Her career had already ended in 2006 at 20 years old.
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    She said nothing bad about them ... yet. Before...

    She said nothing bad about them ... yet. Before the doping suspension and disbanding of the NOP, she may have been too scared to come forward. Now that credibility and public opinion is not on the...
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    Her junior year was when she made the 1500m final...

    Her junior year was when she made the 1500m final at the World Championships, which obviously wasn't a disaster. That year (2013) she was already being coached by Salazar, but from afar while she...
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    Whatever they go through, top-level athletes who...

    Whatever they go through, top-level athletes who last long in their sport don't abuse their bodies and minds to the point that they perform worse and worse each year.

    What Salazar did cannot be...
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    But he encouraged and shamed her to maintain a...

    But he encouraged and shamed her to maintain a specific weight, which he thought was healthy but actually was otherwise.

    Was any other teenage girl ever in his training group? Apparently he...
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