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  1. I think NC State has an excellent recruiting...

    I think NC State has an excellent recruiting class of female distance runners -- Tuohy et al. And I think they had a good class last year. I trust that Ms. Tuohy has made a good decision for herself,...
  2. Agree w this. For many years, I was so frustrated...

    Agree w this. For many years, I was so frustrated with the lack of TV coverage of athletics in the USA, and was especially despairing of the terrible quality of coverage when it did get televised. I...
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    That's an interesting list posted above by gh. I...

    That's an interesting list posted above by gh. I did not see many of those, but among what I did see, The Tree of Life was most memorable for me. :)
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    I had to make a very small shift in language use...

    I had to make a very small shift in language use to accommodate this new usage. The accompanying shift in how I think about persons with whom I work, who wished to use 'they' in new ways, is far far...
  5. Really good article - thank you for posting it. :)

    Really good article - thank you for posting it. :)
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    Yes, I get that. My career and work is in the USA...

    Yes, I get that. My career and work is in the USA college/university system, at a D1 major, a D1 mid-major, and now at a D3. But since this thread was discussing some fantasy-land scenarios anyway, I...
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    OK then, why not go all the way, so to speak --...

    OK then, why not go all the way, so to speak -- why have this category of big money football and basketball programs associated with universities at all?
  8. That was a great race. One of my favorite...

    That was a great race. One of my favorite competitions of the year. And the finish line photo is one of my favorite in-competition pics of the year. Congratulations to Tuohy on her victory, and...
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    Where I grew up this was resolved by persons...

    Where I grew up this was resolved by persons specifying a "ink pin", in contrast I suppose to a "pig pin". ;)
  10. I think this is the most recently active Katelyn...

    I think this is the most recently active Katelyn Tuohy thread. She won NXN NE regional yesterday, running 17:06. Claire Walters 2nd in 17:27.

    nice article on this competition re Tuohy and her...
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    I thought this NCAA XC 'decade in review' article...

    I thought this NCAA XC 'decade in review' article by Jonathan Gault at LetsRun was worth reading--
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  12. Thread: 1917

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    Had not heard of 1917 before this thread. Thanks....

    Had not heard of 1917 before this thread. Thanks.

    In the realm of single-shot sequences (in the CGI era), Children of Men had 3, ranging from slightly longer than 3 minutes to slightly longer...
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    eponymous food [split]

    This is impressive. I have not even had KFC in Kentucky. :)
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    I came to be an athletics fan first through...

    I came to be an athletics fan first through distance running events. With one exception, I do not recall any performances in those disciplines as favorites this year. With a couple of moments of...
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    The Cleveland Browns-- the gift of dysfunction...

    The Cleveland Browns-- the gift of dysfunction that keeps on giving. :)
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    https://www.worldathletics.org/news/news/harrison-...

    https://www.worldathletics.org/news/news/harrison-dillard-obituary
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    That was a very enjoyable contest. Two of my...

    That was a very enjoyable contest. Two of my favorite contestants. Was rooting for both of them to perform really well, and for a reasonably close game, which it pretty much was.
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    Meanwhile, I am enjoying a moment in which...

    Meanwhile, I am enjoying a moment in which Indiana is in the top 25 (coaches poll). :)
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    OK, I retract the observation that she made about...

    OK, I retract the observation that she made about being hit by a car when she was out running in 2010, as being significant to the end of her career.
    :)
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    https://www.runnersworld.com/races-places/a2084193...

    https://www.runnersworld.com/races-places/a20841935/what-its-like-to-be-coached-by-alberto-salazar/

    http://www.saltyrunning.com/caitlin-chock/

    Just FYI, here is an essay by and interview with...
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    I just presumed 'amateur' to be a reference to...

    I just presumed 'amateur' to be a reference to the federations and governing bodies, not the athletes. ;)
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    My math may be off, but I think that's ~8:35/mile...

    My math may be off, but I think that's ~8:35/mile pace ... for 24 hours.
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    Outstanding runner and career. OT marathon in...

    Outstanding runner and career. OT marathon in 2016 is another favorite moment. Here is a RW profile from 203, that also includes a HS XC pic, in the snow.
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    Definitely agree on Warholm. Can't decide on the...

    Definitely agree on Warholm. Can't decide on the women's side.
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    The shoe that assisted performances most...

    The shoe that assisted performances most recently at INEOS and Chicago seems more problematic than the Vaporfly4% that has been assisting performances for the past ~3 years. Prior to this one, I...
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