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  1. Thread: Track Technique

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    Track Technique

    Does anyone know where I can find any back issues of this newsletter?
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    There was no evidence that the Soviet program was...

    There was no evidence that the Soviet program was a complete systematic program like the GDR state was in the 70s and 80s. Most may have been doping but there was no evidence that Isi doped and she...
  3. 538 article on decathlon and heptathlon scoring

    http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-scoring-for-the-decathlon-and-heptathlon-favors-running-over-throwing/

    I have always felt this way. What do you all think?
  4. Thread: 10.49s & 21.34s

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    https://www.brunel.ac.uk/~spstnpl/Publications/IAA...

    https://www.brunel.ac.uk/~spstnpl/Publications/IAAFReport(Linthorne).pdf
  5. And probably Olympic champion

    And probably Olympic champion
  6. A lot of this defends on whether you are looking...

    A lot of this defends on whether you are looking for a medal or for the overall growth of the team. For example, if your goal is only medals then you take Trey Hardee (if he can show fitness in a...
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    Missing stars at the Trials

    I know the recent withdrawals due to injury like Symmonds and Jeter but this thread is for other athletes not here. Where are they?

    Gunnar Nixon
    Ryan Bailey
    Christian Cantwell
  8. In 1983 (8/26) at Brussels, Calvin Smith ran a...

    In 1983 (8/26) at Brussels, Calvin Smith ran a 10.04 into a 2.2 headwind for an adjusted time of 9.90. Does anyone recall this race? This seems extremely fast.
  9. What are the great races/jumps into heavy wind?

    One that comes to mind is Michael Johnson's 20.01 into 3.4 in Tokyo in 1991. I think it translates to 19.71 which would have been a new WR.

    I know Dwight Phillips had a 8.74 jump into 1.2 wind...
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    Jr was an Olympian..didn't specify about competing

    Jr was an Olympian..didn't specify about competing
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    Calvin Smith and Calvin Smith Jr

    Calvin Smith and Calvin Smith Jr
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    Canadian track fans!

    This documentary will be on tonight on CBC and should be quite interesting. http://theequalizertv.com/

    If anyone watches it, I would love to hear some feedback and/or analysis.
  13. I wanted to get people's opinions on their...

    I wanted to get people's opinions on their rankings. I can post 1 event if anyone is interested but I didnt want to spoil them if not. Most of the athletes ranked appear to be recent and I was...
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    Russian athletes and world rankings

    If the Russian athletes are banned for the year from major competitions but excel in minor meets with some outstanding marks, how will they be ranked generally? Hasn't this been an issue with South...
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    Levels of doping suspicion

    The point I was trying to make before with Coe's erasing of world records is that I think we can group and rank athletes based on levels of doping suspicion and then determine where or if a line...
  16. I am assuming that he is only looking at the ones...

    I am assuming that he is only looking at the ones that are totally obvious like …..[accusations cut by mods…. will you never learn?]
  17. Coe plans to erase doped WR's, which one should be removed??

    http://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/other-sports/iaaf-president-seb-coe-backing-plans-to-erase-world-records-says-uk-athletics-chiefed-warner-375715.html
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    Everyone is saying its 1 competition..true but...

    Everyone is saying its 1 competition..true but he's a decathlete, they only compete 2-3 times a year anyway. How is his season any different than Bolt who only runs 6-8 races a year which is roughly...
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    I've his personal bests as: 100 yard dash: 9.7...

    I've his personal bests as:

    100 yard dash: 9.7 Big Ten 26May56 (!?)
    220 yard Dash (straightaway) 20.9 University Park 19May56
    120 yard High Hurdles: 14.3 Quantico 12Apr58/14.1w Columbus Apr19,...
  20. Is there a list of all the top speeds achieved in...

    Is there a list of all the top speeds achieved in every event?
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    How fast did he run?

    How fast did he run?
  22. Would like them all but I'll take what I can get.

    Would like them all but I'll take what I can get.
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    I was afraid of that GH. Didn't think they would...

    I was afraid of that GH. Didn't think they would totally miss the year though
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    Show said he threw 64m in 1984 and 65 won bronze

    Show said he threw 64m in 1984 and 65 won bronze
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    Christian Okoye - discus thrower

    The new A Football Life features Christian Okoye and discusses his time as
    A discus thrower and claims he would have had a chance at a medal in 1984 had Nigeria chosen him for the team. How accurate...
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