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  1. Virtually no field eventers go the direct to pro...

    Virtually no field eventers go the direct to pro route. Very few even leave school early. Simply put, thereís not enough money in it to make it worthwhile.
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    If she didn't represent her high school, nor did...

    If she didn't represent her high school, nor did she represent the U.S., then how is she different then any athlete globally who is in high school?

    I remember in 1991, Maria Mutola moved to the...
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    Based on some of the decisions made by the IAAF,...

    Based on some of the decisions made by the IAAF, I think wtf.org is perfectly appropriate.
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    Difference being Mondo also represented his high...

    Difference being Mondo also represented his high school, having competed not only at regionals and state, but in multiple events as well.
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    I would like to know just how many countries are...

    I would like to know just how many countries are represented in the ncaa track universe.

    When I was in college, I was the only American on the team with a full scholarship. We had athletes...
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    Typically when someone is listed as a redshirt...

    Typically when someone is listed as a redshirt freshman, it means they are using their first year of eligibility while in their second year academically at the institution. Football freshman,...
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    When youíve just set the world record twice in...

    When youíve just set the world record twice in one year, it would seem very unlikely that you do have much room for improvement. DH is not only at the top of her game, but the top of any womenís game...
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    Mostly I'm guessing because not everyone can...

    Mostly I'm guessing because not everyone can compete indoors. No long throws, no Decathlon, no distance races, no 100 meters. Pretty much a different beast.
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    Indoor doesn't count for AOY voting. As I see it,...

    Indoor doesn't count for AOY voting. As I see it, the choice for Mens USAOY is between Kendricks and Brazier. on the mens side. Toss a coin. Coleman, Lyles and Taylor round out the top 5.

    The...
  10. Third of this meet if you include relays.

    Third of this meet if you include relays.
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    I think this track is too fast for the short...

    I think this track is too fast for the short hurdles. I predict a messy final.
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    I see baker to Gatlin to Lyles to Coleman.

    I see baker to Gatlin to Lyles to Coleman.
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    A healthy Ronnie baker on the lead off leg...

    A healthy Ronnie baker on the lead off leg replacing Rodgers might just be the ticket to a wr.
  14. And itís Qatar. No beers to be found.

    And itís Qatar. No beers to be found.
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    Kovacs jumps to the top of the list, all the more...

    Kovacs jumps to the top of the list, all the more so because of how the event played out.
  16. And the womenís 1500, was the deepest ever run,...

    And the womenís 1500, was the deepest ever run, including an American Record and no one noticed!
  17. Itís on! 22.71 for crouser in round 4.

    Itís on! 22.71 for crouser in round 4.
  18. And 4th!

    And 4th!
  19. Romani at 22.53! Crouser breaks the CR and sits...

    Romani at 22.53! Crouser breaks the CR and sits third after two rounds!!!
  20. Fortunately the greater world has absolutely no...

    Fortunately the greater world has absolutely no idea that such shenanigans are happening. Thatís what you get for holding the world champs in the middle
    Of the desert in October.
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    I was referring to the video GH posted about...

    I was referring to the video GH posted about flaming hammer throws. Not the light show presentation.

    I actually enjoy that especially since my 5 year old daughter was excited to watch the racers...
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    While we are at it, can we fill the long jump pit...

    While we are at it, can we fill the long jump pit with snakes and alligators up to 8 meters and use a flaming bar for the vertical jumps.

    I remember a meet a while ago where they put bullseyes in...
  23. As much as I enjoy watching Syd progress and am...

    As much as I enjoy watching Syd progress and am excited about her future, I donít think itís her time yet. Iím the semi, she looked very high over the hurdles and seemed to be getting by more on her...
  24. Just for the record Tori Bowie is entered in both...

    Just for the record Tori Bowie is entered in both the 100and long jump in Doha. The days are not quite over yet.
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    First year he did not set a PB outdoors.

    First year he did not set a PB outdoors.
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