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    There are not many adult "hobby sprinters" who...

    There are not many adult "hobby sprinters" who believe they should be on the level playing field with MJ or Bolt.

    In road racing, the mass participate in the same race with the top elites. (I was...
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    FIVE years ago, the five fastest marathon runners...

    FIVE years ago, the five fastest marathon runners of all time (Kimetto, Mutai, Kipsang. Macau and Geb) were all Adidas sponsored runners.
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    "Tokyo Olympic marathon to be moved to Hokkaido...

    "Tokyo Olympic marathon to be moved to Hokkaido due to heat concerns - IOC"

    https://news.yahoo.com/tokyo-olympic-marathon-moved-hokkaido-133314924.html
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    In 1964 and 1972, South Korea was still a rather...

    In 1964 and 1972, South Korea was still a rather insignificant country that no one on the global stage really cared about what they had to say. They were also under a military dictatorship, so...
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    It could be Nike's plan to hire Pete Julian as an...

    It could be Nike's plan to hire Pete Julian as an "assistant coach" at BTC, and run two separate groups within the same club, just like they did with Salazar and Schumacher at NOP. That way, they...
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    I was not surprised that Rupp had a calf strain....

    I was not surprised that Rupp had a calf strain. All the cross training could keep your cardiovascular fitness, but they cannot prepare your legs for a marathon.

    I was surprised at Hasay's...
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    Apparently, she is going for a sub-3 in London...

    Apparently, she is going for a sub-3 in London next year.
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    Serafina Moritz Murofushi (Koji's mother) was a...

    Serafina Moritz Murofushi (Koji's mother) was a European junior champion and Romanian senior champion in javelin,
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    Cheryl Bridges (former WR holder in marathon) and...

    Cheryl Bridges (former WR holder in marathon) and Shalane Flanagan. (Steve Flanagan was not shabby with his 2:18).

    Marc Hunter (twice a Team USA member at World XC) and Drew Hunter. (Joan Hunter...
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    If you include Masters records, the first thing...

    If you include Masters records, the first thing that comes to my mind is sub-3 marathon for 60 & over women. (The current record is 3:01:30. We had the first sub-3:30 for W70 in Chicago last year.)
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    I used to think the same way until Nike's...

    I used to think the same way until Nike's vaporfly cut Kipchoge's time by almost 90 sec., and then the same with Bekele's time. Actually, what changed my mind even more than those performances are...
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    Some ticket holders may fail to show up for one...

    Some ticket holders may fail to show up for one reason or another. Some may arrive late, or leave early. Some may be in the restroom or at the concession stand. A few empty seats here and there are...
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    I agree on this. But maybe it's better to tone...

    I agree on this. But maybe it's better to tone down the hype and stop talking about how she will dominate the sport and rewrite the history. I'd rather enjoy watching her progress without any...
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    I would probably get a triple "huh" if I...

    I would probably get a triple "huh" if I mentioned Paul Swangard, Ato Boldon and IAAF on a gymnastics message board. (And Gannon is far better known than Swangard among people who follow neither T&F...
  15. Those are all played in indoor arenas. Do players...

    Those are all played in indoor arenas. Do players get this kind of introduction before a FIFA World Cup game? I don't think I have seen any...
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    "Jordan Hasay Breaks Her Silence on Salazar" ...

    "Jordan Hasay Breaks Her Silence on Salazar"

    https://www.runnersworld.com/news/a29407958/jordan-hasay-breaks-her-silence-on-salazar/
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    According to Terry Gannon and Tim Daggett, every...

    According to Terry Gannon and Tim Daggett, every single session of FIG World Championships has sold out. I guess they chose the right venue for the event.
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    So you go up against the US Open. Good luck with...

    So you go up against the US Open. Good luck with the media coverage and the TV viewership.
  19. During the telecast, NBC showed the clip of...

    During the telecast, NBC showed the clip of Gebrhiwet miscounting the lap in a DL race. Masback said the only time he had seen that was back in 1970s with Yifter. And I thought "I remember when Lopez...
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    During the telecast, Josh Cox repeatedly referred...

    During the telecast, Josh Cox repeatedly referred to Geremew as the "Ethiopian national record holder." Wasn't he the commentator when Bekele broke Geremew's Ethiopian record in Berlin?
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    Here are the last 400 splits for the top 3. ...

    Here are the last 400 splits for the top 3.

    Obiri (14.64 14.21 14.47 15.09)
    Kipkemboi (14.65 14.28 14.84 15.23)
    Klosterfalfen (14.69 14.20 14.78 16.35)

    Klosterfalfen could keep up with Obiri...
  22. Okay. Who is going to follow him closely, and how...

    Okay. Who is going to follow him closely, and how can they make sure that they don't end up like Kwemoi in this race?
  23. They could have reduced their carbon footprint a...

    They could have reduced their carbon footprint a little bit by eliminating those gaudy introductions.
  24. Nike could set up a WR attempt with pacers if...

    Nike could set up a WR attempt with pacers if they want, But she is running a half marathon in three weeks. (Valencia)
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    If Hassan chooses the 15/5 double, I'd consider...

    If Hassan chooses the 15/5 double, I'd consider Gidey as the favorite for 10.
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