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    In relation to Stockholm, while it's true Sjoberg...

    In relation to Stockholm, while it's true Sjoberg has the most jumps, he only had 5 out of 31, or 16%. Here's the full list of 21 names for that location, where 16 jumpers have a single clearance:
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    I was surprised how few locations actually had a...

    I was surprised how few locations actually had a single jumper dominating the majority of jumps.

    Here is a table of all the locations where 20% or more of jumps were made by a dominant jumper,...
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    It's interesting that he switched at a relatively...

    It's interesting that he switched at a relatively advanced age, especially in this era when many more athletes start out with spin.

    Maybe the SP rotational training gave him a free improvement in...
  4. Prescient! MtSAC Relays from 11 April 2020...

    Prescient!

    MtSAC Relays from 11 April 2020 Remind me when USATF demanded it be ready?

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    Pace 12 Champs from 16 May 2020. (Conor Dary link in "Hayward Field teardown" thread.)

    There's a...
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    A chart showing the cumulative numbers in the 22m...

    A chart showing the cumulative numbers in the 22m club.

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    Here is the latest data on 22m throws, originally...

    Here is the latest data on 22m throws, originally posted and updated in the Crouser thread.

    2019 is now at 52 throws at or better than 22m, 44% better than the second best year of 1987 with 36.
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    Absolutely! He is 6 competitons outdoors at 21.70...

    Absolutely! He is 6 competitons outdoors at 21.70 or better this year vs zero before.

    He has mostly had moderate throws relative to where he is now, except for back at the end of May/start June,...
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    There was a sprint/hurdles coach in Brisbane,...

    There was a sprint/hurdles coach in Brisbane, Australia years ago named Les Hudson. At one stage, he coached all the best female hurdlers in the state, including future Olympian Sharon Jaklofsky*.
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  9. Thread: Larry Nassar

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    Article raising similar issues, and general...

    Article raising similar issues, and general abuse, in French swimming.
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    There was a short article in the Canberra Times...

    There was a short article in the Canberra Times about Lauren Wells. Apparently she had six weeks off running for achilles problems, so her recent times are even more impressive.

    She is also going...
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    Just some more from the team stats: Ryan...

    Just some more from the team stats:

    Ryan Gregson will make Doha his No. 5 WC appearance, equal to sprinters Shirvington and Steffensen, jumpers Forsyth and Lapierre, thrower Harradine and walkers...
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    Well, fantastic is derived from the Latin...

    Well, fantastic is derived from the Latin "phantasticus", which means “imaginary.”
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    Children of Nick A'Hern, two time CWG walk winner...

    Children of Nick A'Hern, two time CWG walk winner and 22nd/4th/10th in OG 92-00, are making it big in the mountain bike scene.

    Daughter, Sian (21), won the world junior downhill titles a few years...
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    Here's the coaching breakdown: CoachAthletes...

    Here's the coaching breakdown:

    CoachAthletes
    Nic Bideau6
    Brett Robinson2
    Brett Valiance2
    Elizabeth Mathews2
    Eric Brown2
    John Boas2
    Matthew Beckenham2
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    An AUSTEO post. A state by state breakup of...

    An AUSTEO post.

    A state by state breakup of numbers using the latest data (57 original + 4 rolldown):

    StateFMTotal
    ACT303
    NSW12719
    NT000
    QLD4711
    SA101
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    You're probably right, but I wouldn't call that...

    You're probably right, but I wouldn't call that best practice.




    I can't see how rolldowns would work without an iterative process from the IAAF, so this is probably just the initial round.
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    Yes, he improved from last year where he had high...

    Yes, he improved from last year where he had high 70s with occasional throws over 80m to all throws over 80m this year, except for a few early comps.

    He hasn't thrown since early August, so...
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    Highlights a major weakness in the invite...

    Highlights a major weakness in the invite process. People can't always wait until the last minute just in case they get selected.
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    Thanks typpo. A funny way to publish an updated...

    Thanks typpo. A funny way to publish an updated list but still, a few extra points:


    Mucci also added to 4x100 squad
    Melissa Duncan, showing as selected for both 5k and 10k yesterday, is now...
  20. Malarial diseases have been reported for at least...

    Malarial diseases have been reported for at least 4000 years but the disease has existed for much longer, so it's likely that humans (and proto humans) have always been infected.

    George Poinar Jr...
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    Yes, it's a very bad confluence of: a...

    Yes, it's a very bad confluence of:


    a location that requires a late WC
    a new, confusing, unsound and inherently late selection of athletes
    a normal year to follow, compressing preparations...
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    I was taking a closer look at the list and...

    I was taking a closer look at the list and noticed that "O'Grady" is listed in the W4x400 with no other identifying information.

    However, the surname only listings should only be used for...
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    Official Indian team:...

    Official Indian team: https://indianathletics.in/afi-names-25-member-squad-for-the-iaaf-world-championships/
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    Anang's Euro campaign did seem rather hope-based...

    Anang's Euro campaign did seem rather hope-based and that hope probably ran out (assuming no new injury).

    In relation to Marschall, the lack of reference was from AA on their website rather than...
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    Statement now on AA site:...

    Statement now on AA site: https://www.athletics.com.au/news/athletics-australia-name-57-strong-team/

    The release notes that previously selected athletes have withdrawn -WMar Melanie Panayiotou QLD...
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