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    This is how many American men ran faster than...

    This is how many American men ran faster than 2:14:04 a on non-aided course (i.e. mostly not Boston) the last few years:

    2013....10
    2014....11
    2015....4
    2016....7
    2017....11
    2018....7
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    After reading the front page story about the NIKE...

    After reading the front page story about the NIKE shoes, well, I want to see what he can do in a pair of Tiger Jayhawks, or maybe give him a little more cushioning, NIKE Elites.
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    Hasayís face was not that of a happy camper:...

    Hasayís face was not that of a happy camper:
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.runnersworld.com/news/amp29430004/jordan-hasay-chicago-marathon-results-2019/
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    Which prompts to ask a question Iíve asked...

    Which prompts to ask a question Iíve asked several friends, with no satisfactory answer...what is the function of the geometric cutout on the front part if the helmet? Is it a little door that they...
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    Iím betting 7 or 8 years before we see sub-2:00...

    Iím betting 7 or 8 years before we see sub-2:00 in a real marathon.
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    Tailgated once during my sonís freshman year, or...

    Tailgated once during my sonís freshman year, or year ago. Things started up perhaps three hours before gametime, it was pretty minor league tailgating. But then, itís Colorado where everybody would...
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    Old news by now, but a strong contender for a...

    Old news by now, but a strong contender for a medal:
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LmUd1Z9voCU
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    Is it my imagination or has Jakob (and his...

    Is it my imagination or has Jakob (and his brothers) raced a lot this year, more than your typical 1500/5000 types? Or is it, not more racing than average, just higher profile because he/they are a...
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    If Henrik would grow a mullett and leave the...

    If Henrik would grow a mullett and leave the shades behind, he and Craig Engels could pass for twins.
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    Injuries suck.

    Injuries suck.
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    Big digression from the thread topic (men's...

    Big digression from the thread topic (men's 400)....maybe move it to the US fortunes day by day thread?
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    Add the 800m gold and I'd even add Hoppel's 800m...

    Add the 800m gold and I'd even add Hoppel's 800m 4th to the list. And that's just on the men's side.
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    One each, I believe. Give Brazier two medals...

    One each, I believe. Give Brazier two medals total and a couple more years at this level and he's the best. Give him medals in 2020, 2021, and one out of '23, '24, '25 and, oh my. But also rememeber...
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    Combine this age 33 and with foot surgery and I...

    Combine this age 33 and with foot surgery and I bet we don't see much more of note from Rupp. Hasay, on the other hand, is still only 28. I wonder what direction she will go?
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    From the front page article, Coe's pretty much,...

    From the front page article, Coe's pretty much, tons of empty seats? No big deal since the performances have been great. And:

    "Coe added that the championships had also been affected by the...
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    Colorado Springs Gazette running 6 to 10 column...

    Colorado Springs Gazette running 6 to 10 column inches with brief description of finals each day. But they said that Kara Winger finished 5th in the discus. And, today led off with something like...
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    Agree that he's already in that circle of...

    Agree that he's already in that circle of greatest American 800 runners of all-time, but I'd need to see another two or three years of consistent performances, and a medal (of any color) in 2020 and...
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    Highlight of the meet so far for me.

    Highlight of the meet so far for me.
  19. In the late 1970s and early '80s, good NCAA...

    In the late 1970s and early '80s, good NCAA collegians joked about learning Swahili to understand/jibe at/keep up with the Kenyan contingent at WSU etc. Now distance guys will have to start learning...
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    Not commenting on him or any other candidates for...

    Not commenting on him or any other candidates for AOY, but interesting that this year the WC is the last meet, not followed by any DL meets or finals that feature tired athletes past their peak and...
  21. I think I'd go crazy from the training with...

    I think I'd go crazy from the training with little racing, during the heart of the season. I understand wanting to peak for the big meet, but still.....
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    Should be a secure 3 more tomorrow (mPV, m800,...

    Should be a secure 3 more tomorrow (mPV, m800, m200), maybe a second in the 800 (three might be asking a bit too much).
  23. I bet she's happy with her medal. Sub-9:00 will...

    I bet she's happy with her medal. Sub-9:00 will come, but even if not, she has three global medals in an event mostly owned by the Kenyans. I'd take those credentials any day.
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    My gosh, they've hosted a Grand Prix or DL meet...

    My gosh, they've hosted a Grand Prix or DL meet there all but two years since 1997. This is not the area's first experience with world-class field and track.
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  25. For sure. Maybe the sock staying on helped a...

    For sure. Maybe the sock staying on helped a little. It stayed on through the end. Stuff like that doesn't faze Paul mentally, hopefully the foot will be ok.
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