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    I dont know where the stadiums are in Doha &...

    I dont know where the stadiums are in Doha & Tokyo, but a quick google search on the cities show them to be similar and low. (10m & 40m respectively). I think Eugene is around 130m? Budapest for the...
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    Seyni is one athlete of many that El Toro's data...

    Seyni is one athlete of many that El Toro's data uses. Delete her then. And then go back through El Toro's great effort and scrub out every name, if that pleases thee. But then that isn't scientific,...
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    No need for bizarre, weak jabs. (well, that was...

    No need for bizarre, weak jabs. (well, that was more like a girlie pinch..) Koch is not one of my favourite athletes, and I have never said she is.

    A PB vastly superior to an athletes next best...
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    @El Toro I also think that wind aided Koch theory...

    @El Toro I also think that wind aided Koch theory is also BS. I've never heard it about any other race on that track or any other. It sounds like people trying to find an explanation for an other...
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    I'm not so sure. Theres easing up and theres...

    I'm not so sure. Theres easing up and theres easing up. She was obviously tired, but she looked the same on the home straight in Lausanne too...until Seyni pulled up alongside her and you can...
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    Salwa Eid Naser interview

    Interesting interview that came out a week or so ago with the Olympic Channel. In it Naser says "I slowed down a bit over the last 10 metres. I celebrated too early. I think if I had someone to push...
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    Possible mismarked shot. It is debatable as to...

    Possible mismarked shot. It is debatable as to what the distance was.

    Of those that didn't believe the 13.8, most think it was around 13.5, which means she'd only lose around 20 pts, she would go...
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    Overall, KJT's Doha performance for me. Not only...

    Overall, KJT's Doha performance for me. Not only was it a great performance that would have won every Championship in the last 12 years (and 6th best Championship performance all-time behind JJKs...
  9. I am going to be an annoying pedant here, and I...

    I am going to be an annoying pedant here, and I know you know this, but just pointing out that one should not equate Russia with the USSR. We assume the systems were very similar, but some of those...
  10. I have no idea whether Lasitskene is clean now or...

    I have no idea whether Lasitskene is clean now or not. I do know that on the one hand I feel some sympathy for her, as she was born into a system she had no control over. But on the other hand I also...
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    Wlodarcyk is the clear AOD for the women, she has...

    Wlodarcyk is the clear AOD for the women, she has gold medals in every major championships from 2012-2018, not even considering her WRs and dominance on the all-time lists.

    If we're then looking...
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    agreed, agreed, agreed.

    agreed, agreed, agreed.
  13. A big difference between most German training...

    A big difference between most German training groups & US groups seems to be their approach to weight training. Training groups are more international now, which is great, but the majority of the...
  14. Schafer to train with Kaul & Mihambo 4x1 news

    2017 World heptathlon silver medalist Carolin Schafer has left her training group and will now train with 2019 World decathlon champion Niklas Kaul.

    Kaul is trained by his parents Stefanie and...
  15. Gina Luckenkemper to train under Lance Brauman

    German sprinter Gina Luckenkemper has joined Brauman's training group in the US, and plans to work with him up until the 2021 Worlds.

    After great '17 & '18 seasons, 2019 was a disappointment. She...
  16. A WR in any meet is amazing, the point is that...

    A WR in any meet is amazing, the point is that the IAAF is removing events from its flagship DL meetings which are the likeliest to produce WRs going by this season, which is ridiculous. What better...
  17. You get bums on seats by having the best athletes...

    You get bums on seats by having the best athletes at your meet. Better still if you can showcase some head-to-heads. A great DL meeting t's not about the number of events, it's about getting the...
  18. In Tokyo when Lyles does the 100/200 double ...

    In Tokyo when
    Lyles does the 100/200 double
    Norman/SMU does the 200/400 double
    DAS/Schippers becomes the first Brtish woman/Dutch woman since FBK to win the 200
    ET retains her 200 title...
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    I wonder how much her competition schedule will...

    I wonder how much her competition schedule will change, depending on whether she qualifies for the individual in Tokyo or not. She's never competed extensively but her last couple of seasons have...
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    Naser's crazy-long season continues, winning the...

    Naser's crazy-long season continues, winning the World Military Games in a CR of 50.15. As with some of her DL runs, it did look like she could have gone faster had she wished, (the way she responded...
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    I appreciate you caveated it with 'IF' re Felix,...

    I appreciate you caveated it with 'IF' re Felix, but realistically, is she going to pull out a 48.4 relay leg next season at her age?

    In the 8 major championships 4x4's she has run from 2007, she...
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    I'd probably go one step further and say she is...

    I'd probably go one step further and say she is up there with Irena Szewinska as the greatest female sprinter of all time. No 200m or 400m specialist can match her dominance, times and medals....
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    I loved the press conference for the 4x100 where...

    I loved the press conference for the 4x100 where they were asked to describe their team members, it was great!
  24. Disagree with all the above. Of course the fact...

    Disagree with all the above. Of course the fact that she was 40cm off the board was important, as it meant if she could get her run up right on her next jump she wold jump in excess of 6.9. For those...
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    I totes agree, I have always said that. It was...

    I totes agree, I have always said that. It was what the GDR used to do, the crack FRA teams from the 90's etc, all the best teams used to use the upsweep.

    In my limited time as an amateur junior,...
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