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    Not necessarily. Some top-class athletes have...

    Not necessarily. Some top-class athletes have enough internal motivation to not need it, but many do need the pushing.
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    All citizenship applications in Poland are...

    All citizenship applications in Poland are handled by the president's office. I think he had fulfilled the normal conditions by that time. Anyway, by the time he got it, it was from president...
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    Olga Ochal was never good enough to make an...

    Olga Ochal was never good enough to make an OG/WC/EC team, but she did represent Poland in the World Military Games in both 2015 and 2019. And she's won a few NC medals.

    As for gaining Polish...
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    Kalinichenko has been living in Poland since 2000...

    Kalinichenko has been living in Poland since 2000 and became a Polish citizen around 2011.

    Yes, Peinado does train in Poland, at least for a large part of the year. I believe so does (or at least...
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    But he's been a Polish citizen for a while now....

    But he's been a Polish citizen for a while now. It's time we had a decent female vaulter as well.
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    After recent death of his coach Wiesław...

    After recent death of his coach Wiesław Czapiewski, Paweł Wojciechowski will now be coached by Vyacheslav Kalinichenko, best known for his work with Monika Pyrek and Robeilys Peinado.
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    Also, speaking of countries other than the US,...

    Also, speaking of countries other than the US, the national teams may not be sponsored by Nike, but many individual top athletes are.
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    But there's no reason to wear them except in...

    But there's no reason to wear them except in competition. For a top class marathon runner, even if they have to pay for them, buying one pair every 3 marathons really isn't a issue.
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    What do you mean "on a course like Berlin's"?...

    What do you mean "on a course like Berlin's"? That course has been the venue of more WRs than any other in the last 20+ years.
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    I guess the measurements in the horizontal jumps...

    I guess the measurements in the horizontal jumps can be considered pretty accurate with the current no-marker technology. But in the throws, when humans putting markers in the landing area are...
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    Anita Włodarczyk has finally received her Olympic...

    Anita Włodarczyk has finally received her Olympic gold from 2012. She was handed the medal at the Polish T&F federation's centenary gala: https://twitter.com/sport_tvppl/status/1189294036772970496
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    Not sure you can say that of ALL European cities....

    Not sure you can say that of ALL European cities. Places like Athens, Barcelona and Rome did have heat issues when OG/ WCs were held there. Even Berlin was very hot during most of the 2018 EC.
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    But we don't actually report results to 1mm, so...

    But we don't actually report results to 1mm, so these exact differences are irrelevant.
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    More results from Wuhan mHT 1 Wojciech Nowicki...

    More results from Wuhan
    mHT
    1 Wojciech Nowicki 77.38
    m1500
    1. Michał Rozmys 3:46.33
    3. Marcin Lewandowski 3:46.61
    w4x4
    1 POL (Anna Kiełbasińska, Małgorzata Hołub-Kowalik, Joanna Linkiewicz,...
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    Yes, apparently he didn't hurt himself, although...

    Yes, apparently he didn't hurt himself, although he did not take any more attempts (the pole break occured on his first attempt at 5.82).
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    He's built pretty much like Borzakovskiy, who was...

    He's built pretty much like Borzakovskiy, who was very much a speed-based runner, and never made much of an impact at 1500.
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    World Military Games, day 3 mPV 1 Paweł...

    World Military Games, day 3
    mPV
    1 Paweł Wojciechowski 5.60
    mJT
    2 Marcin Krukowski 78.17
    m400H
    3 Patryk Dobek 49.69
    w200 (-0.3)
    3 Anna Kiełbasińska 23.33
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    That's just for representation purposes. It...

    That's just for representation purposes. It doesn't mean they really fulfill any real military duties. I can speak for Polish athletes: most of them are simply members of military-sponsored clubs....
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    Based on what? Lewandowski was always more of an...

    Based on what? Lewandowski was always more of an 800/1500 type, so his moving up was logical, while Kszczot was more of a speed-based 800 specialist (although I guess his speed is no longer what it...
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    Formally they are. The extent to what they...

    Formally they are. The extent to what they actually do any military duty varies by country, I guess.
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    He was clearly not at his best in Doha, but that...

    He was clearly not at his best in Doha, but that was largely due to various health issues he had this year. Moving up is a plan he has, but that's scheduled for AFTER 2020.
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    https://results.wuhan2019mwg.cn/index.htm#/sport/s...

    https://results.wuhan2019mwg.cn/index.htm#/sport/schedule?sportcode=ath&date=
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    wSP 1 Paulina Guba 18.22 m800 1 Michał Rozmys...

    wSP
    1 Paulina Guba 18.22
    m800
    1 Michał Rozmys 1:49.00
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    World Military Games, Wuhan mSP 2 Konrad...

    World Military Games, Wuhan
    mSP
    2 Konrad Bukowiecki 21.84
    6 Jakub Szyszkowski 20.37
    w400
    3 Justyna Święty-Ersetic 52.19
    4 Małgorzata Hołub-Kowalik 52.42
    wHT
    3 Malwina Kopron 67.12
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    Exactly. Has anyone ever (at least in modern...

    Exactly. Has anyone ever (at least in modern times) been winning top marathon races as consistently as Kipchoge? To me, he is already the matathon GOAT even if you ignore his two non-record-eligible...
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