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    I should have been more clear. DB didn't have to...

    I should have been more clear. DB didn't have to face Amos at WC.

    Yes, DB did run Amos down at the line in Zurich when DB ran even splits and Amos ran 48/54. Amos would still have been favorite...
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    Kendricks or Lyles for me, based on where their...

    Kendricks or Lyles for me, based on where their 2019 best marks put them on world all-time lists and their Diamond League wins, in addition to world titles.

    Double DL win for Lyles. American...
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    Very true but with Doha in rear view and looking...

    Very true but with Doha in rear view and looking forward, I'd say all fourteen golds are plausibly capable of being defended. None were flukes or achieved by athletes at the end of their careers.
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    14 golds ties with 05 Helsinki and 07 Osaka for...

    14 golds ties with 05 Helsinki and 07 Osaka for most ever at WC.

    It is also more than at any Olympics since 84 L.A. when it was 16.

    16 is the record since 1904 and has been done a few times.
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    14 gold. 14-11-4 the breakdown.

    14 gold.

    14-11-4 the breakdown.
  6. No one knows who is tainted and who is not. Or...

    No one knows who is tainted and who is not. Or the extent to which there is any such distinction to be made. And making accusations oneself is no exemption on that count.

    When American athletes...
  7. Muir finished within a few tenths of her PB. She...

    Muir finished within a few tenths of her PB. She got beat.
  8. At least Torrence was displaced from medaling by...

    At least Torrence was displaced from medaling by the people she complained about. And then went on to win an individual gold.

    Muir finished fifth and is going home with deserved zip. So, really,...
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    Trayvon Bromell, bronze at Beijing 2015. Injury...

    Trayvon Bromell, bronze at Beijing 2015. Injury plagued. No 100m time in 2018, best of 10.54 this year.

    Wouldn't count on it.
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    Seiko baton transponder splits: Richard 45.5...

    Seiko baton transponder splits:

    Richard 45.5
    Norwood 45.2
    London 44.5
    Strother 44.7

    London's 44.5 even more impressive considering the stumble at the beginning of the leg.

    Rae of Italy...
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    After the prelim, they were being cautious for...

    After the prelim, they were being cautious for that last exchange and that was the right choice.
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    Smart race. Brilliantly done. Never a doubt.:)

    Smart race. Brilliantly done.

    Never a doubt.:)
  13. She tried the 800m at Rio and didn't get out of...

    She tried the 800m at Rio and didn't get out of the first heat with a 2:00.

    At Monaco the following year, she ran 1:56.81, which was only good for fourth behind two runners now no longer eligible...
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    Schweizer knocks another seven seconds off her PB...

    Schweizer knocks another seven seconds off her PB with 14:45.18 and jumps to #5 American all time.

    Congrats to KK on the medal.
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    London was fortunate not to get tripped by...

    London was fortunate not to get tripped by Australia.

    Ran very well once he got going.
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    USA also lost time on the Gatlin wobble right...

    USA also lost time on the Gatlin wobble right after he took the baton from Coleman. His speed was not what it should have been and the Sports Gold announcer mentioned that he lost ground on his leg,...
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    On a re-watch of Rodgers/Gillespie, my take. ...

    On a re-watch of Rodgers/Gillespie, my take.

    Rodgers has made up the stagger on GB as he and Kilty are approaching the exchange zone.

    Both anchors leave early.

    Rodgers does then take some...
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    They were running in lockstep off the final...

    They were running in lockstep off the final hurdle, McLaughlin's slightly longer stride inching her closer, but she was never going to get there.

    Wows all around when the WR came up.
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    Nothing Rodgers could do. Gillespie was gone.

    Nothing Rodgers could do. Gillespie was gone.
  20. Good points. Pondering the splits and watching...

    Good points. Pondering the splits and watching replay, I would say that, if one were imagining a perfect "re-do" for SMU that might have won her this race, it would begin with a slower first 100m.
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  21. Because there are undesirable consequences if the...

    Because there are undesirable consequences if the discipline is lost of being very skeptical of advancing runners who are not impeded by a genuine foul.

    Most pertinent here, an extra runner in a...
  22. Yes, that happened. If there is a protest, hope...

    Yes, that happened. If there is a protest, hope they make a decision either way and don't advance both.
  23. It was six for five spots in the straight in the...

    It was six for five spots in the straight in the first, slow heat. Sarah McDonald, 4:00 PB, missed out.

    It was eight for seven spots in the second, fast heat and, as mentioned, Hull missed out...
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    Do not agree re-run is fair. Runners are not...

    Do not agree re-run is fair. Runners are not robots to be rewound to the same settings.

    And obviously not workable at longer distances and where would you draw the line.

    The overwhelming...
  25. Tefera probably gets through on time. If he does...

    Tefera probably gets through on time. If he does not, I suspect he gets advanced anyway because of the trip at the finish.
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