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    A related question is whatever you decide, how...

    A related question is whatever you decide, how are you going to enforce it. How can officials decide whether a shoe is legal without cutting it open? X-ray it? Not very practical.
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    bambam--I assume you're keeping score. Can you...

    bambam--I assume you're keeping score. Can you post a list of what's left to be found. I may be able to come up with a few.
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    Guinness thinks the answer is no. ...

    Guinness thinks the answer is no.

    https://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/fastest-marathon-barefoot?fb_comment_id=736603643101301_838414632920201
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    Absolutely!

    Absolutely!
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    They were stunning in the stadium, especially at...

    They were stunning in the stadium, especially at the beginning, when they were totally different from anything that I'd ever seen. Buy the end of the meet, the impact wasn't quite as great, but I...
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    I think you have that backwards. Brazier's AR...

    I think you have that backwards. Brazier's AR was in Doha against the WORLD; Kendricks set his AR at the USATF Championships in Des Moines.
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    I normally access the forum through Firefox on my...

    I normally access the forum through Firefox on my laptop. I've noticed no change.
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    Interesting story in the Washington Post about the air conditioning of Qatar--and not just the stadiums.
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    That's next. :-)

    That's next. :-)
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    Kipchoge doesn't know what to do about buying...

    Kipchoge doesn't know what to do about buying photos of the race:

    https://dumbrunner.com/news-blog/2019/10/15/kipchoge-weighs-buying-race-photos-vs-just-sharing-watermarked-versions

    :-)
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    Note that if the Olympics had been held this year...

    Note that if the Olympics had been held this year on the same dates as the 1964 Olympics were held, they would have hit by a typhoon.
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    Trevor Noah of Comedy Central comments on...

    Trevor Noah of Comedy Central comments on Kipchoge's feat in the first two minutes of this clip:
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    As noted elsewhere, tv would not permit the...

    As noted elsewhere, tv would not permit the Olympics to be held in October now.
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    Baughan, not Vaughan.

    Baughan, not Vaughan.
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    Are you suggesting that the IAAF wanted to call...

    Are you suggesting that the IAAF wanted to call her a male?
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    A new ad compares playing tackle football to...

    A new ad compares playing tackle football to smoking.

    https://newschannel9.com/news/local/east-hamilton-high-taking-extra-steps-to-avoid-football-concussions
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    Compared to some of these dudes, robots are...

    Compared to some of these dudes, robots are slowpokes, so far:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/15/technology/robot-hand-rubiks-cube.html
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    Japan has actually hosted 3 Olympics since the...

    Japan has actually hosted 3 Olympics since the Korean War ended--Tokyo '64 and two Winter Games (Sapporo '72 and Nagano '98). In any event, the end of the Korean War in 1953 is not relevant. The...
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    I'm not sure what you mean by "force fit". She...

    I'm not sure what you mean by "force fit". She self-identified as a female for her entire life. Nobody forced her to do that or to compete as a female. What's now being done is forcing her out of...
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    She also did a find job of chasing Muhammad in...

    She also did a find job of chasing Muhammad in the 400H final in Doha.
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    It was rhymans, not I, who got the right answer.

    It was rhymans, not I, who got the right answer.
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    Was there really a hyphen in his name? Wiki...

    Was there really a hyphen in his name? Wiki doesn't think so (but we know they're not infallible).
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    I doubt that the Vienna course was 42237 meters. ...

    I doubt that the Vienna course was 42237 meters. If the distance was double checked by top-level course measurers, there's no reason for them to have built in the short course prevention factor and,...
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    Bump! I've updated the list that is included...

    Bump!

    I've updated the list that is included in the post that began this thread. It now includes marks from Doha, my last meet as a spectator until next year's indoor season.

    For those who...
  25. Out-of-the-way place--yes, a factor. Bad...

    Out-of-the-way place--yes, a factor.
    Bad weather--yes, a factor
    Political estrangement from its neighbors--yes, probably affected some tourism from those countries.
    Stadium built with slave...
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