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    High time the IAAF created a dedicated 3 week...

    High time the IAAF created a dedicated 3 week window in the calendar with no diamond league meetings so that each nation could stage their own national championships, I suspect they would like to but...
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    DL is changing from 14 to 13 meetings ...

    DL is changing from 14 to 13 meetings

    Stockholm is out
    Brussels is out due to stadium redevelopment
    Birmingham is also out for the same reason, rumours are it could move to Gateshead.
    So which...
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    Iím not sure Hassan would be the favourite if she...

    Iím not sure Hassan would be the favourite if she entered the 5k, she was only 3rd at the London DL behind Obiri and Tirop. Itís a tricky equation for her, I think she will veer towards the 1500/10k...
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    The government has no involvement in deciding how...

    The government has no involvement in deciding how much each sport gets in the next Olympic cycle, its overseen by UK sport, an independent body.

    Selecting or not selected athletes has nothing to...
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    Phil Norman isnít the only one to be excluded,...

    Phil Norman isnít the only one to be excluded, Amelia Strickler, Jessie Knight and Cameron Fillery suffered the same fate. Charlie Myers had the standard but was selected. All of these athletes have...
  6. Menís 4x1 - not much to choose between US and GB....

    Menís 4x1 - not much to choose between US and GB. US with slightly greater foot speed on paper but donít have a good record of getting the baton round. GB running extremely well, 2nd fastest time at...
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    The schedule continues to be a problem even with...

    The schedule continues to be a problem even with fewer rounds. In 96 there were 4 rounds in the 200 and 400 and they still found a way to let athletes double. Just 3 rounds in both now but thereís no...
  8. Quotes from Muhammad after the race: "I've...

    Quotes from Muhammad after the race:

    "I've been kind of hitting that time in practice and my coach was like 'there's no way you can't do it'."

    "That 52 is going to get broke - if not by me, by...
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    SMU is operating at a high level, but in my eyes...

    SMU is operating at a high level, but in my eyes her form is very similar to that of 2018, she doesnít seem to have gone up a level. A very good run on Friday - 22.09, but remember she ran her stand...
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    I find the decision to siphon off this sub thread...

    I find the decision to siphon off this sub thread quite bizarre, if the moderator didnít like some of the original comments why didnít they deal with it there and then. This sub thread has resulted...
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    One of the best races of Colemanís career but he...

    One of the best races of Colemanís career but he didnít win. Lyles was extremely impressive after disappointing over 100 at DL level so far (3rd in Rabat, 3rd in Birmingham) He must be tempted to...
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    I think this is self regulating, no need for a...

    I think this is self regulating, no need for a rule change. Most athletes donít / wonít dive because they know thereís a good chance of injury. Itís really not a good look either!
  13. McLaughlin is confirmed for Shanghai 400 and SMU...

    McLaughlin is confirmed for Shanghai 400 and SMU did the 200 there last year so they could meet in a few weeks (no womenís 200 this year). Much talk of how competitive the menís 400 is ATM, itís...
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    32cm is a huge distance in shot put terms, given...

    32cm is a huge distance in shot put terms, given Crousers steady progression over the last few years heíd still need a significant improvement to get close to the WR.

    2016: 22.52
    2017: 22.65...
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    Itís worth noting how much better the Tokyo...

    Itís worth noting how much better the Tokyo schedule is in comparison to Dohaís - all the doubles are possible, the marathons are at the best time for the athletes, the mixed 4x4 doesnít clash with...
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    Iíve thought at times that the IAAF have missed a...

    Iíve thought at times that the IAAF have missed a trick by excluding the hammer from DL. Wlodarczyk has dominated her event for years in the way Bolt did his. How much publicity would the sport have...
  17. I can't see why the qualification window for the...

    I can't see why the qualification window for the Olympics is effectively 2 outdoor seasons when it's 1 outdoor season for every other form of championship
  18. I can't see how this is an improvement on the...

    I can't see how this is an improvement on the first rankings system. All this alteration does is allow athletes who have come back from injury to progress to the WCs / Olympics without having to run...
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    Heptathlon - Gotzis. Doha and beyond

    Thought it worth starting a new topic after the stellar results from a number of young athletes at the European Indoors. The depth in the event has increased a lot over the last few years with 6...
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    I think Tentoglu has stepped up to world class...

    I think Tentoglu has stepped up to world class (or not far off it). Still only 20. 8.38 was an outright PB and not far off the distances that were jumped by Echeverria and Manyonga at last years...
  21. I think the one think Yokohama has in its...

    I think the one think Yokohama has in its advantage is that there are a number of events in Asia around that time, the DL and world challenge meet in Japan are the following week so the majority of...
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    Iím struggling to see how DeGrasse has lost form...

    Iím struggling to see how DeGrasse has lost form and hence decided he needed to move.

    His SB before Rio was 20.16, he went on to run 19.80
    His SB before London was 20.01 and he had a 20.03...
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    Europe vs USA team match in 2019

    https://www.iaaf.org/news/news/europe-vs-usa-minsk-2019

    8 athletes per event, 4 from Europe, 4 from the US

    Iím not sure about the timing, I can see a lot of the bigger names giving it a miss 3...
  24. As I said lots of asterisks next to the list.

    As I said lots of asterisks next to the list.
  25. Wlodarczyk is ranked 49th best female, the...

    Wlodarczyk is ranked 49th best female, the current formula gives out fewer bonus points in the marathon, hammer and hep/ Dec. Winning Gotzis is worth less than winning a DL race
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