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    Cheptegei has stated he's only running the 10,00,...

    Cheptegei has stated he's only running the 10,00, Kiplimo, too.
    Cheers,
    Alan Shank
    back home in Woodland, CA, USA
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    I've been going to the "Selected" tab and looking...

    I've been going to the "Selected" tab and looking at various countries. Colombia's Caterine Ibarguen is Selected for both LJ and TJ; makes sense, as she was DL champion in both last year. However,...
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    Have you got a better one? Cheers, Alan Shank

    Have you got a better one?
    Cheers,
    Alan Shank
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    Cherono is on the team, as Chepkoech has WC from...

    Cherono is on the team, as Chepkoech has WC from DL title. An article I read says that Chepkoech actually won the race, her first-ever SC win inside Kenya, but the top three finished holding hands....
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    Posted elsewhere, too. Mikhail Akimenko, Russian,...

    Posted elsewhere, too. Mikhail Akimenko, Russian, 2.33 this year, has been granted ANA status. We've now got 11 over 2.31, although I don't think Tsyplakov is ANA, and a bunch more over 2.30. The...
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    Good thing they didn't break a record! Cheers,...

    Good thing they didn't break a record!
    Cheers,
    Alan Shank
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    Glad you think so, too. It's really a shame,...

    Glad you think so, too. It's really a shame, because the UK supports athletics (I don't mean the federation, but the fans) better than anyone.
    Cheers,
    Alan Shank
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    Peter Matthews, Rob Walker and Steve Ovett are, I...

    Peter Matthews, Rob Walker and Steve Ovett are, I believe, on the IAAF YouTube channel, which is good by our old standard, but can't approach the NBC Gold stuff. I expect Hutchings will be on NBC...
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    HJer Mikhail Akimenko (2.33 this year) has gotten...

    HJer Mikhail Akimenko (2.33 this year) has gotten ANA status, plus 10 others. I don't know whether he will be able to compete in Doha, however.
    Cheers,
    Alan Shank
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    I expect that NBC Gold will have separate feeds...

    I expect that NBC Gold will have separate feeds for field events, and, possibly, a races-only feed, as they did in London and Rio, without commentary, plus a general feed (what they currently call...
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    Hear, hear!! I watched a video ad for the...

    Hear, hear!!
    I watched a video ad for the FaceCam. My fear is that they are going to show that, then switch back to the view from the side just as they fire the gun, so we have to re-focus as the...
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    A possible pitfall is that the director will...

    A possible pitfall is that the director will spend so much time on these new toys that we see less of the actual action. For example, one of my pet peeves is when they show a close-up from the side...
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    Hear, hear!!! I am not watching this abomination,...

    Hear, hear!!! I am not watching this abomination, nor will I report on it in "Al's Athletics Tidbits".
    Cheers,
    Alan Shank
    sunny this morning Bodega Bay, CA, USA
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    It will have to, since the meet doesn't start...

    It will have to, since the meet doesn't start until 9:00 PDT either day.
    Cheers,
    Alan Shank
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    2nd day is on at 5 AM, PDT. I think I'll skip...

    2nd day is on at 5 AM, PDT.
    I think I'll skip both days.
    Cheers,
    Alan Shank
  16. I believe the Doha DL was on the "new" track....

    I believe the Doha DL was on the "new" track. Anyone?
    Cheers,
    Alan Shank
  17. Yeah, the WC marathons are sometimes less than...

    Yeah, the WC marathons are sometimes less than elite; OTOH, the 2015 W MAR was one of the best I've ever seen, with four entering the tunnel together. Remember 2001, when the M MAR wasn't decided...
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    Maybe you should ask Mondo whether he would like...

    Maybe you should ask Mondo whether he would like to jump at a WR height with no prior attempts?

    Of course, athletes are just windup toys that do exactly what we want; I forgot.
    Cheers,
    Alan Shank
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    Aha, so my recollection about "McDonaldsization"...

    Aha, so my recollection about "McDonaldsization" of this meet was correct after all. Pathetic!
    no cheers,
    Alan Shank
    foggy Bodega Bay, CA, USA
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    Too bad the 15/5 is impossible. She'll have too...

    Too bad the 15/5 is impossible. She'll have too choose one of them, and the W 10,000 is early (2nd day), so if she runs it it might hurt her chances in the 5 or 15. She's very untested at 10,000,...
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    I had this meet confused with some other meet...

    I had this meet confused with some other meet that had horrible ways of determining places -- like each athlete gets 4 attempts, top 4 get 2 more, top 2 get 1 more and result dependent only on the...
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    He beat: Jinson Johnson, Cornelius Tuwei (PB),...

    He beat: Jinson Johnson, Cornelius Tuwei (PB), Brimin Kiprotich, Brannon Kidder, Ismael Debjani, Ryan Gregson, Izaic Yorks, Nick Willis, Ferguson Rotich (1:42 800 man), this last in 3:37.97 SB....
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    Yes, but Walsh has three DL titles to none; they...

    Yes, but Walsh has three DL titles to none; they each have a global gold.
    Cheers,
    Alan Shank
    sunny Bodega Bay, CA, USA
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    As of just now, he is on the list. Cheers, Alan...

    As of just now, he is on the list.
    Cheers,
    Alan Shank
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    Yeah, they generally don't cover the...

    Yeah, they generally don't cover the "day-before", city-center events. Anybody know of another source for live coverage, or at least live results?
    Hopefully,
    Alan Shank
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