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    Nationalists won a majority of the NI seats.... ...

    Nationalists won a majority of the NI seats....

    Frankly I think unification is inevitable....and relatively soon....

    The Troubles were awful in England in the mid 90s...you couldn't find a...
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    Polar Day! A toast to Amundsen and his men.......

    Polar Day! A toast to Amundsen and his men.... 108 years ago...

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ELyq__GUYAAKDUu?format=jpg&name=large
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    Meanwhile....Roger Robinson chimes in.... ...

    Meanwhile....Roger Robinson chimes in....

    Powerfully built and 5-foot-10, Snell as a teenager was an outstanding all-around talent. He was a national junior quarter finalist in tennis and showed...
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    Anyways... I just remembered I saw Snell run...

    Anyways...

    I just remembered I saw Snell run once .....at Millrose....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YysHj9iz2M&app=desktop
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    You can't see anything....it's just a big...

    You can't see anything....it's just a big crowd...I got bored after 30 minutes....
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    One in Eugene last year was enough...its not that...

    One in Eugene last year was enough...its not that exciting...
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    Meanwhile.... ...

    Meanwhile....

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    At the risk of responding to someone I make a...

    At the risk of responding to someone I make a point not to....

    "Overall a rather good night for UK pollsters. Tory margin was a little bit on the high side of the range but really quite close to...
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    Anyways I don't think it is that relevant to our...

    Anyways I don't think it is that relevant to our story....tracks are expensive....shoes are not...
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    "It was like boxer Sonny Liston’s first-round...

    "It was like boxer Sonny Liston’s first-round knockout of Floyd Patterson — so decisive that it rather spoiled the TV spectacle. In living rooms around the UK, people turned to alcohol."
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    Meanwhile ..in the Weekend FT.. "How did you...

    Meanwhile ..in the Weekend FT..

    "How did you go bankrupt, asked a character in an Ernest Hemingway novel. The reply: “Gradually and then suddenly.”

    And so it was for Labour leader Jeremy...
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    Sad!

    Sad!
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    Thread from 2003 on Snell... ...

    Thread from 2003 on Snell...

    https://trackandfieldnews.com/discussion/showthread.php?97217-Peter-Snell/page2
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    That was mentioned in an interview in TandFnews...

    That was mentioned in an interview in TandFnews at the time...
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    Springy tracks, especially indoors, have been...

    Springy tracks, especially indoors, have been around for awhile and few got all bent out of shape....

    They don't have wheels or springs...
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    Exactly.... The wheel thing is pretty silly....

    Exactly....

    The wheel thing is pretty silly....
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    Interesting and thorough article....though...

    Interesting and thorough article....though long...on Labour and Corbyn in the New York Review today....

    https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2019/12/12/the-strange-death-of-social-democratic-england/
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    Estadio Hernando Siles, in the Bolivian capital...

    Estadio Hernando Siles, in the Bolivian capital of La Paz, is so high above sea-level that it impacts not only the fans but the footballers too. Named after a Bolivian politician, it’s one of the...
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    I remember those....Snell was pretty awesome.......

    I remember those....Snell was pretty awesome....

    In the 90s I went on a run with Quax and Shorter....Quax was definitely in awe of Snell...especially his WR 800 on a grass track....
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    From those photos they look like normal Nike...

    From those photos they look like normal Nike cross country shoes....
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    Atticus....the man of the hour! Right on.... ...

    Atticus....the man of the hour! Right on....

    As to the cross country shoes...doesn't Nike make a fancy spike now?
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    Not sure if the question is...

    Not sure if the question is serious....However...My niece ran NXN a few years ago....and Nike gives the athletes lots of stuff...so I presume Nike....

    Also Nike really dominates in the cross...
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    That sucks.....he was only 81.... with Quax and...

    That sucks.....he was only 81.... with Quax and now Snell....

    Anyways what a marvel to watch at his peak....
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    Meanwhile....in the Times today.... A new...

    Meanwhile....in the Times today....

    A new analysis by The New York Times, an update of the one conducted last summer, suggests that the advantage these shoes bestow is real — and larger than...
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    The Twitter link is dated May 3....but he only...

    The Twitter link is dated May 3....but he only ran 10.69 that day...so someone was making up stuff.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/fhsaa/status/1124325986793852928?lang=en
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