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    Yes, it's a fundamental part of putting on an...

    Yes, it's a fundamental part of putting on an event and it could have been avoided but give a little slack. We all make mistakes and I have seen this with veteran race organizers. Stuff...
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    It's unfortunate that the initial response is...

    It's unfortunate that the initial response is that there was a measurement/certification error. Most of the time it is a course management error and has nothing to do with the measurement. I always...
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    Yep Course requirements for a WR: Start &...

    Yep
    Course requirements for a WR:
    Start & Finish must be within 50% of each other - straight line distance
    Elevation change- can't exceed 1 m/km (start elevation & finish elevation)

    Course must...
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    It would be virtual impossible to do this in the...

    It would be virtual impossible to do this in the road racing environment especially in mass races with age group awards. We would need to something along the lines of the head phone ban. You might...
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    I was not directly involved with the measurement....

    I was not directly involved with the measurement.
    So let me open up Pandora's Box. The addition of 0.1% (42 m in a marathon) is a recommendation but nearly all measurers add it to ensure that the...
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    I remember that the Gazelles came out the same...

    I remember that the Gazelles came out the same time as the Tokyo's spikes - both had blue kangaroo skin with white stripes. Then for the 1968 Games in Mexico City, adidas changed the colors: same...
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    Yes, that's how we measured it where applicable....

    Yes, that's how we measured it where applicable. We didn't measure in the bike lane on the straight sections if it was not the SPR (Shortest possible path). Many of the street corners in CPH morph...
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    The IAAF allows the track to be 400-402.3m ...

    The IAAF allows the track to be 400-402.3m
    Remember those 440 yd tracks
    See IAAF rule 260.12(b)
    I think we are good here
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    I have learned that the Portland team did...

    I have learned that the Portland team did everything by the book - the same as other events where athletes were trying to get the IAAF Standard (curb required).
    Consider the following:
    1. Curbs are...
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    If the track was originally designed and painted...

    If the track was originally designed and painted not to have a curb (kerb for my friends on the other side of the Pond) - of course we all know that the measured running line is 20cm out from the...
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    wow!

    wow!
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    How is this any different then men pacing a women...

    How is this any different then men pacing a women to the finish line in a mixed women's record attempt?
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    10.659302 Smoots!

    10.659302 Smoots!
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    Didn't look like there was any plasticene. But...

    Didn't look like there was any plasticene. But they will change soon.
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    There isn't enough money on this planet to...

    There isn't enough money on this planet to compromise the integrity of some of us involved in the sport....especially when it comes to measuring!
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    Plus, you really don't want to be holding the...

    Plus, you really don't want to be holding the reel end on the sand when pulling if you used the board at zero
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    Many moons ago they would have a race for the...

    Many moons ago they would have a race for the volunteers/staff just prior to the other races (heats). I ran it twice and won it once.
    - They start in the lobby, run about 20 meters and everyone...
  18. Presently, many of the major competitions...

    Presently, many of the major competitions (Diamond League, WC, OG) are using the active bib transponder made by MyLaps for track splits. Wire loop antennae are embedded in the track at various points...
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    One thing we know for sure is that the runners...

    One thing we know for sure is that the runners did not run the same course that is on the organizers website.
    I have heard through a second hand source that the government ordered a change at the...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3v_ogRaTf4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3v_ogRaTf4
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    A few things to consider: 1. He ran on a...

    A few things to consider:
    1. He ran on a Certified (and pre-verified) course that meets all of the criteria for a WR.
    2. The road surface was asphalt. Not perfectly smooth as some of reported in...
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    I predict 2:02:10-2:02:15

    I predict 2:02:10-2:02:15
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    I have worked the event for several years- The...

    I have worked the event for several years-
    The race starts at 11:15 and I measured the course in the morning and found it to be accurate.
    The course is flat with not too many turns. The start and...
  24. Absolutely

    Absolutely
  25. Drug testing - that's just the tip of the...

    Drug testing - that's just the tip of the iceberg. What about a measurement report of the track, zero gun test, SIS (start information system), and actually having a world record form. Most of the...
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