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    Netherlands and Germany respectively.

    Netherlands and Germany respectively.
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    DM's WR was a PR by more than 0.4, and SB by more...

    DM's WR was a PR by more than 0.4, and SB by more than a second. It wasn't just a peak, it was a Mount Everest peak. Major peaks like that at the elite level are usually followed by significant...
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    52.42 is on a whole 'nother level. And this is...

    52.42 is on a whole 'nother level. And this is the hurdles, where there are 10 opportunities to make consequential mistakes. In any single meet, PRs in the all-time top 10 are never likely in the...
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    Going forward, I hope the IAAF will be proactive...

    Going forward, I hope the IAAF will be proactive with testing first-time Diamond League athletes in the restricted events if they've never been tested before. The sooner the IAAF and the athlete...
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    They don't have that 4th guy.

    They don't have that 4th guy.
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    Sorry, not likely. Muhammad already had her...

    Sorry, not likely.

    Muhammad already had her peak of peaks and won't break 53 again until next season. SydMac isn't likely to break 52.5 this season. Possible, but not likely.
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    Nick Willis better be in that 130!

    Nick Willis better be in that 130!
  8. I don't expect them to get rid of the mosquitoes...

    I don't expect them to get rid of the mosquitoes completely, but substantial reduction of their population is within the realm of possibility. In some places they have already achieved major mosquito...
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    Tendencies are not very relevant now; it's...

    Tendencies are not very relevant now; it's publicly known exactly which countries are represented by the top 10 women's pole vaulters and hammer throwers, and a fight to remove any still-active DSD...
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    I was still a high school student during Gilbert,...

    I was still a high school student during Gilbert, and I remember gathering with my family to listen to the Olympic races on a battery-operated boom box. I think it was November by the time we got...
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    It's ridiculous to not apply the restriction to...

    It's ridiculous to not apply the restriction to all events, but the CAS tied the IAAF's hands by requiring actual data for every event.

    But there was still enough data for the 1500m to convince...
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    A few years ago, Brazil released some genetically modified mosquitoes designed to produce offspring that would die fast (before reproductive maturity) ... but it didn't work.
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    Any idea why? Injury?

    Any idea why? Injury?
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    I think that's a more plausible explanation than...

    I think that's a more plausible explanation than refusing the test. Such refusal would likely result in being removed from the team altogether, rather than being switched to another event.
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    Bolt had sub-9.6 potential in the 100m, but...

    Bolt had sub-9.6 potential in the 100m, but trained for a decade before focusing on the event. Warholm had sub-47 potential in the 400m hurdles, but first spent several years training in other...
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    The inhibitors are not required for distances...

    The inhibitors are not required for distances below 400m.
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    Now the next big question is, what sort of...

    Now the next big question is, what sort of improvement will we see after a full year or two of focusing on the 200m? Sub-22? Sub-21? Current PB is 22.89.
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    Officially it doesn't mean anything. But...

    Officially it doesn't mean anything. But unofficially you can draw your own logical conclusion.
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    Both of them have a great future. Sometimes it's...

    Both of them have a great future. Sometimes it's better to reach the finals and then not win, so you get the exposure from competing in all the rounds, but without the contractual obligations...
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    Yesterday was the finals with the top 10 acts,...

    Yesterday was the finals with the top 10 acts, and this was his performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bwK05Oja2c

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    Links to the Dutch articles?

    Links to the Dutch articles?
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    And even that usually isn't a problem, as it's...

    And even that usually isn't a problem, as it's common for some first round heats to have one or more empty lanes. Worst case, add one more heat for the extra athletes and redistribute a few of the...
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    Nobody's blaming the individual who was handing...

    Nobody's blaming the individual who was handing out the flowers; the blame is on the race organizers who bought the flowers and put somebody up to the task of handing them to the winner.
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    Yep. How do we petition the IAAF to get rid of...

    Yep. How do we petition the IAAF to get rid of the flower nonsense?
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    The article says the federation requested...

    The article says the federation requested $116,000 in February. Also that they received $150K and $140K for 2015 and 2017 respectively. So this year's $116K request wasn't an unexpectedly huge...
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