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    That's a great picture! :)

    That's a great picture! :)
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    Impressed with Lewandowski's two days of racing...

    Impressed with Lewandowski's two days of racing (and travel).
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    It's the earring. ;)

    It's the earring. ;)
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    Alina Reh won German Ch 10,000 in 31:19.87, which...

    Alina Reh won German Ch 10,000 in 31:19.87, which is ~1 min PB (tho she has run close to this on the roads, last fall). As she won by ~1.5 minutes, I'm guessing this was a solo effort, and thus more...
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    IAAF report, with link to results: ...

    IAAF report, with link to results:

    https://www.iaaf.org/news/report/racers-grand-prix-2019-fraser-pryce-miller-ui

    In addition to the results already discussed, w800 won by Ajee Wilson, 1:59.22.
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    https://www.theringer.com/tv/2019/6/3/18650986/jam...

    https://www.theringer.com/tv/2019/6/3/18650986/james-holzhauer-jeopardy-winning-streak

    She won that game because she was able and willing to play like Holzhauer. And she had the good fortune to...
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    Now that I am looking at NCAA formcharts, this is...

    Now that I am looking at NCAA formcharts, this is really evident, as regards Sage Hurta, whose SBs are 2:00.99 and 4:09-something. With that in mind does anyone know why she is a redshirt this...
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    Tennis is a sport I really enjoy watching -- IMO...

    Tennis is a sport I really enjoy watching -- IMO the product is presented well by their broadcasters. I don't tire of watching excellent singles matches, but as noted just above, I would really...
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    Sage Hurta won that 800, in a significant PB of...

    Sage Hurta won that 800, in a significant PB of 2:00.99 (previous 2:04.43 from last year). Apart from what I just browsed on her IAAF profile, I know nothing about her. She is 20yo, soon to be 21...
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    That is the second fastest 1500 of Coburn's...

    That is the second fastest 1500 of Coburn's career, I think. PB is 4:05.10, from 2015 Pre Classic. Also a PB for Schlachtenhaufen.

    Mu's 2:01.38 puts her #6 performer, #8 performance a-t HS. It's...
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    Music City Distance Carnival Wesley Vazquez...

    Music City Distance Carnival

    Wesley Vazquez (PUR) won the 800 in 1:44.68, near to his PB (1:44.64).

    Puerto Rico has 3 @ 1:44.xx this year: Vazquez, Ryan Sanchez (1:44.82), Andres Arroyo...
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    Has anyone ever run 26:50 or better in such bad...

    Has anyone ever run 26:50 or better in such bad conditions? That is an impressive mark.
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    Understatements here ... at least Compared with...

    Understatements here ... at least Compared with one ESPN article, which describes him as the toughest football player who ever lived.

    I didn't know much about him, but in reading a bit, I learned...
  14. Agree with Gabriella & Powell. Moreover, looking...

    Agree with Gabriella & Powell. Moreover, looking at Ayana's approach to racing in 2015-2017, she has shown no interest in slower-paced 'sit & kick' tactics.
  15. This is interesting, for both athletes. Ayana has...

    This is interesting, for both athletes. Ayana has run 8:22 and 8:23, but that latter time is the the most recent at this distance, from 3 years ago. Semenya' best 3000 is 9:36, iirc, from a couple of...
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    I teach this stuff too, and while it truly...

    I teach this stuff too, and while it truly doesn't matter what I think, I do agree w your take on this (but I will guess that many viewers are trained to expect 'slower and brighter' by lots of their...
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    This small news item -- Mary Cain winning a...

    This small news item -- Mary Cain winning a low-key road race -- and then reading her optimistic comments -- made me happy for her. I have been a fan since she emerged on the national scene a few...
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    You are correct. Generally speaking, most...

    You are correct. Generally speaking, most vaulters in a somewhat selective competition can clear the first few heights. :)

    And here, generally speaking, most of the players who get on Jeopardy...
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    Faster reflexes. And he knows a hell of a lot of...

    Faster reflexes. And he knows a hell of a lot of stuff. And he can recall it really quickly. And he knows the strategies of playing the board. And he is willing to bet lots of his money. Other than...
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    Congratulations to them all! ;)

    Congratulations to them all! ;)
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    Mr. Kipchoge does not check with me prior to...

    Mr. Kipchoge does not check with me prior to making his plans, but if he had checked with me, I would first have assured him that his place in the history of long-distance running is rather well...
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    Yup. Like watching Kipchoge -- what's the point?...

    Yup. Like watching Kipchoge -- what's the point?
    ;)
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    And whether longer-term or permanent bans could...

    And whether longer-term or permanent bans could not be implemented, I would be very happy to see for suspended athletes a punishment whereby all prior marks in IAAF-sanctioned competitions be struck....
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    Not that it matters what I think, but I have no...

    Not that it matters what I think, but I have no quarrel with Boston not being record-eligible. On the other hand, every runner I have ever known who ran her/his fastest mark at Boston referred to...
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    Agree with everything said here. Nurses at all...

    Agree with everything said here. Nurses at all levels in my experience (of being a patient, of having friends/colleagues/significant others in the profession) are almost without exception dedicated...
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