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    I haven't been following this thread that...

    I haven't been following this thread that closely, so this thought may not be new. But Conor Dary's last post got me to thinking that a WA ban for elite competition may actually help Nike sell more...
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    I agree. Much prefer watching a race on the...

    I agree. Much prefer watching a race on the track.
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    Twitter post by James: ...

    Twitter post by James:

    https://twitter.com/James_Holzhauer/status/1220137430696640512
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    Her latest blog: ...

    Her latest blog:

    https://tiannabee.com/blog/2020/1/21/politics-as-usual

    Discusses MLK and the IOC's latest pronouncements on protests at the Olympics.
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    Local newspaper article has some info on tickets:...

    Local newspaper article has some info on tickets:

    https://thenanjinger.com/news/national-news/50-days-until-world-indoor-athletics-championships-in-nanjing/



    I think there was a similar...
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    Nassau County is now considering expanding the...

    The coach's explanation was not accepted and he was suspended for one game.[/QUOTE]

    Nassau County is now considering expanding the lopsided scores policy to other sports. The proposal would...
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    I think that last one is the most detailed. ...

    I think that last one is the most detailed. Excellent review of his extraordinary life and career.

    I am not an Australian, but I did meet Maurie on several occasions, and I was always impressed...
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    Another tribute to Maurie Plant: ...

    Another tribute to Maurie Plant:

    https://www.runnerstribe.com/len-johnson-articles/maurie-plant-a-column-by-len-johnson/
  9. Thread: Ph.D.

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    I just looked up the athlete. I don't think I'd...

    I just looked up the athlete. I don't think I'd ever heard of him.
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    They occurred six days before it was announced...

    They occurred six days before it was announced that she turned pro. When did she actually sign a contract? Who knows?
  11. Thread: Ron Delany

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    I don't need footage to remember how he ran. I...

    I don't need footage to remember how he ran. I think I attended every IC4A indoor and outdoor championships, and every Penn Relays, that he ran during his college years, and some other meets as well....
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    Not nearly as silly as this one: ...

    Not nearly as silly as this one:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/21/science/human-running-speed-quadruped.html

    Wanna run REALLY fast? Just grow another pair of legs!
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    measurer suggests that errors of this kind are...

    measurer suggests that errors of this kind are most often made by clueless volunteers or security. I'm sure he's right, but in this case, the article cited by maggot says that the error was made by...
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    She wasn't "acquitted". She was found to be not...

    She wasn't "acquitted". She was found to be not at fault.

    Wiki sez:

    >>She was ruled to be not at fault and received no period of ineligibility to compete, but her results from the Jamaican...
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    What I meant was--any idea what happened with the...

    What I meant was--any idea what happened with the course measurement? I think the mismeasurement may have affected only the half-marathon, not the full marathon, but I can't find anything definitive...
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    Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Courses Short?

    After seeing something on Twitter, I Googled Arizona Marathon Course Short, and got this:



    But I could not open that link. Moreover, when I went to the home page of azcentral.com (which is...
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    Turner opened his 2020 season by winning the HJ...

    Turner opened his 2020 season by winning the HJ at Vanderbilt Friday, with a jump of 2.16 (7-1), thet same as his one jump last year. Not great, but I still wouldn't give up on him. At least we...
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    Another Aussie paper's tribute: ...

    Another Aussie paper's tribute:

    https://www.smh.com.au/sport/athletics/forever-in-our-hearts-athletics-world-mourns-maurie-plant-20200120-p53sxm.html
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    https://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/more-sports/ath...

    https://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/more-sports/athletics-world-mourns-maurie-plant-a-man-who-wore-so-many-hats/news-story/2022e1b8bd0477a585fa34b16406bdde

    Headline: Athletics world mourns Maurie...
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    I think Lasitskene has other worries right now.

    I think Lasitskene has other worries right now.
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    I believe he's 25.

    I believe he's 25.
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    I share gh's view. I don't know how much...

    I share gh's view. I don't know how much difference it makes, but it surely makes some difference, especially for an Air Force Academy dude like Pater who is used to vaulting altitude and doesn't...
  23. Thread: One And Done

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    All I know about red wolves is that for some...

    All I know about red wolves is that for some reason, that's the nickname of Arkansas State's teams. Hello, Al Joyner.
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    It wasn't yesterday; it was today (Saturday). No...

    It wasn't yesterday; it was today (Saturday). No reason to think it isn't legit, but it is indeed quite an improvement. Only three collegians have ever done better indoors.
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    Sounds like Ville Ritola.

    Sounds like Ville Ritola.
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