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    Well done, carfu! That's good detective work.

    Well done, carfu! That's good detective work.
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    The text attached to the video says that the...

    The text attached to the video says that the story is about performances at the stadium, including the 12.36 WR and Marian Woronin's 9.992 almost sub-10.

    Apparently the Skra Stadion was the first...
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    Nope. No result for me with both www. and...

    Nope. No result for me with both www. and https:// variations using Google "site:" search for trackandfieldnews.com.

    Maybe I needed to invoke a USA location or something else on top of the site:...
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    I stayed up way past my bedtime reading about...

    I stayed up way past my bedtime reading about Salwa Eid Naser and crosschecking articles. It's clear there is a lot of inconsistent information in print, so it's no wonder people have different...
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    Yeah, I thought it odd that I couldn't find it...

    Yeah, I thought it odd that I couldn't find it but that was a busy period of competition, so I thought it seemed reasonable to go missing.

    I also checked with Google site search, but found nothing...
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    Even a simpleton (aka IAAF board member), would...

    Even a simpleton (aka IAAF board member), would know that the countries producing "anomalous" athletes tend to be poorer countries with restricted medical services that have absolutely no history of...
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    David Rudisha traffic accident

    I came across this today and a search on this site only found a single line in the "On your marks" for September.

    It looks like he was very lucky he was driving a modern Landcruiser. Older models...
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    The mile is included. ...

    The mile is included.

    https://www.iaaf.org/news/press-release/questions-answers-iaaf-female-eligibility-reg
  9. Smooching Pauline Hanson again? Homer...

    Smooching Pauline Hanson again?




    Homer has the answer for you!

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    Well, you can stop now, the dream is over. ...

    Well, you can stop now, the dream is over.

    Alana Barber 20kmW
    Portia Bing 400mH
    Camille Buscomb 10,000m
    Zoe Hobbs 100m
    Julia Ratcliffe HT
    Maddison-Lee Wesche SP

    Jacko Gill SP
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    Horn is alleged to have tested positive for: ...

    Horn is alleged to have tested positive for:


    MK677 (aka Ibutamoren, Ibutamoren Mesylate or Nutrobal). This is a growth hormone secretagogue (a substance that promotes secretion). Apparently...
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    Yes, Hammer Throw Challengw leader gets wildcard....

    Yes, Hammer Throw Challengw leader gets wildcard. From the IAAF Rules pdf.



    I don't think Berry did win the 2019 challenge. She seems to be third, behind Zheng Wang and Anita Włodarczyk,...
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    This highlights the inherent problem with any...

    This highlights the inherent problem with any sort of geographical classification - there is no guarantee that classifications were made consistently between jurisdictions when reported and that the...
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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...
  17. 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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  22. 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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