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  1. Headline (Guardian): "Laura Muir says 'cloud'...

    Headline (Guardian): "Laura Muir says 'cloud' hangs over Sifan Hassan's stunning 1500m victory"

    Text: "... And when it was put to her that the race was under a cloud because of Salazar, who was...
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    The politics one could theoretically take or...

    The politics one could theoretically take or leave; but the haircut! I mean, the hair styling. One is led to believe by usually reliable sources that the fellow rumples his hair at the exact moment...
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    It's going to be like watching paint dry. A...

    It's going to be like watching paint dry. A travesty.
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    I just realized that no one has complained about...

    I just realized that no one has complained about GH's last-minute off-topic pick of Wilt Chamberlain; and the only mention of his Joe Montana pick was in support. This amuses me, not least because I...
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    4:09/4:25/4:05 certainly backs up your...

    4:09/4:25/4:05 certainly backs up your prediction. Gee, I hope she's not tired tomorrow. :)
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    And takes down a 31-year-old national record...

    And takes down a 31-year-old national record (Kirsty Wade's). Euros here she comes!
  7. Thread: Chicago Marathon

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    Thanks, Aaron; just woke up, appreciate the live...

    Thanks, Aaron; just woke up, appreciate the live comments
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    Good summary by bobguild of why (or at least how)...

    Good summary by bobguild of why (or at least how) GOAT discussions are entertaining but ultimately unsatisfying. That said, I'll vote for Zatopek who radically changed distance running. But Geb ......
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    Yes, but the corpse still walks. I get my...

    Yes, but the corpse still walks. I get my goggle-box fix via an Internet connection, partly because cable and dish companies seem to be awful, and wouldn't you know it, so are the interwebtubethingee...
  10. Thread: Chicago Marathon

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    In his head, I think Mo owns Rupp (unlike, say,...

    In his head, I think Mo owns Rupp (unlike, say, Kipchoge); which doesn't mean Rupp can't beat him in a marathon but might have an effect on Mo at crunch time. They could push each other a long way.
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    Hey, GH, I tried ... :-)

    Hey, GH, I tried ... :-)
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    There is nothing more glorious in life than...

    There is nothing more glorious in life than people using power and rhythm to apply years of dedication to the goal of approaching human perfection.

    I was never any good at it, by T&FN standards,...
  13. Victory on the thread is yours.

    Victory on the thread is yours.
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    I'm not sorry, and it is!

    I'm not sorry, and it is!
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    Hate to be a rumor-monger? Hah! It's an...

    Hate to be a rumor-monger? Hah!

    It's an interesting Rorschach test for the audience, though!
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    Hey, I think the front page looks great! I am...

    Hey, I think the front page looks great! I am absolutely willing to give you folks a chance to iron out the wrinkles. My only question: Are these message boards going to change? They have a sort of...
  17. Being originally a Brit, I have to congratulate...

    Being originally a Brit, I have to congratulate Muir — bronze & silver this time; can we see a gold ahead of her? Say, if she becomes a full-time runner?
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    Overall, I'm happy with the decision. Sorry,...

    Overall, I'm happy with the decision. Sorry, fellow old folks (Herb Elliott remains my hero), but the printed magazine has been looking a bit behind the times, and the website could use an update...
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    Patriotism, fine; chauvinism, bad; star-f*cking,...

    Patriotism, fine; chauvinism, bad; star-f*cking, just bloody stupid.
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    I have never been a sprinter of any merit but I...

    I have never been a sprinter of any merit but I have had a sudden cramp, and I cannot imagine faking it and I do not believe Bolt was. Yes, you can walk it off (which doesn't help in a sprint race...
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    Per the Guardian, Mo admits: "To be honest, the...

    Per the Guardian, Mo admits: "To be honest, the 10k took a lot more out of me than I realised."

    Makes sense. Also, his decision to move on from track seems prescient. I actually welcome the...
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    I am the moral winner. I am always the moral...

    I am the moral winner. I am always the moral winner. (Ridicule is not edible.)
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    Farah may be the GROAT over the distance:...

    Farah may be the GROAT over the distance: Greatest Racer Of All Time, at 10k & 5k (hoping that doesnt jinx him). I feel a bit sheepish about the goat thing, what with all the technologies and...
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    The heptathlon is such weird fun (for fans),...

    The heptathlon is such weird fun (for fans), isn't it?
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    Chambers did catch a lot of abuse from British...

    Chambers did catch a lot of abuse from British fans, as well as others, and he persisted and eventually won most people over. Comparing Chambers with Gatlin seems fair, but the whole tenor of the...
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