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    There may be some disagreement over which...

    There may be some disagreement over which specific expenses qualify to be deducted from gross revenue when calculating "income"; a scholarship foundation evaluating you for need-based aid may not...
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    They referred to "income tax statements" on the...

    They referred to "income tax statements" on the next-to-last page.

    It is well understood by the IRS, and by people who adjudicate need-based or need-influenced awards, that the "income" from an...
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    However, the committee deciding who gets the...

    However, the committee deciding who gets the grants knows how much every applicant earns.
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    Yes, this is a link to the application form....

    Yes, this is a link to the application form.
    http://usatffoundation.org/grant-info/athlete-applications/elite-athlete-development-application/

    The application requires submitting a tax return as...
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    The application form says income tax returns are...

    The application form says income tax returns are required. I would expect that the $50,000 is after the deductible expenses for training, travel, coaching, agent, etc. (which would show up on the tax...
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    Did he say he doesn't plan to ever compete for...

    Did he say he doesn't plan to ever compete for Kenya? Or is he only skipping this year's WC?

    Remember his US visa renewal is still pending, and competing in the Kenyan trials but failing to make...
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    Yes, and that's one reason why many don't train...

    Yes, and that's one reason why many don't train for the decathlon, and choose other events or other sports altogether.

    But men around the world have have greater access to the pole vault than...
  8. So use gear ratios that a human can manage under...

    So use gear ratios that a human can manage under their own power and see what speeds can be reached.

    Wikipedia says the cycling speed record without a motorized lead vehicle is 89.58 mph.

    Maybe...
  9. When I saw a video of one of those records and...

    When I saw a video of one of those records and found out that the car did most of the work of getting the bike up to speed by towing the cyclist to above 100 mph, I was not impressed. Drafting is...
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    That probably was just the night-before meal, not...

    That probably was just the night-before meal, not her regular diet.
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    Marianne Dickerson had anorexia through multiple...

    Marianne Dickerson had anorexia through multiple years of college up until her silver at the 1983 World Champs marathon (when she was 22), but her body broke down with various ailments soon after...
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    Apparently it started early in college,...

    Apparently it started early in college, continuing until she was 22 years old and 96 lbs in the 1983 World Champs marathon.
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    He was probably thinking of 6.84 vs 6.76,...

    He was probably thinking of 6.84 vs 6.76, forgetting that the actual jumps were 6.86 and 6.74.
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    Their coach won't let SAFP and ET run in the same...

    Their coach won't let SAFP and ET run in the same race outside of national and global championships, so they can't both be in the 200m. And the women's 100m in Birmingham is a non-DL race, so it...
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    So that explains why I saw a British flag next to...

    So that explains why I saw a British flag next to the "odd one out" in that race when I viewed the start list on my phone early yesterday. I just didn't notice the name change when I copy-pasted the...
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    The usual reserved spot for not-yet-elite local...

    The usual reserved spot for not-yet-elite local talent.
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    The women's 200m is on fire!!! 6 of them will...

    The women's 200m is on fire!!! 6 of them will probably be in the final in Doha, 7 if Miller-Uibo does the double.

    ASHER-SMITH, Dina
    BRYANT, Dezerea
    FRASER-PRYCE, Shelly-Ann
    MILLER-UIBO, Shaunae...
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    She said in an interview that she's running both....

    She said in an interview that she's running both. But I don't know if Elaine Thompson is also doubling.
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    I want to see them organize some legit...

    I want to see them organize some legit record-eligible elite marathons on race car courses (without the rotating pacers etc.). It can have thousands of paying spectators in the stands, unlike road...
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    They released a statement saying that she's...

    They released a statement saying that she's eligible for selection based on the IAAF rankings on August 16, which effectively means she'll be selected.
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    Were they asked about a 2-day octathlon, or a...

    Were they asked about a 2-day octathlon, or a 1-day version of it, which could be incorporated into many Diamond League meets?
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    An All-American pole vaulter and women's...

    An All-American pole vaulter and women's decathlete competitor wants the women's decathlon in the Olympics. Not surprising.

    Now she should take a look at countries where the vast majority of girls...
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    It's made tougher by having to do it in one day,...

    It's made tougher by having to do it in one day, and the event list I proposed doesn't match the existing women's heptathlon (due to the 400mh and 1500m).

    It could also be turned into the...
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    Still better than the current situation of no...

    Still better than the current situation of no multis in DL meets.

    And there are enough DL meets each year to host 5 or 6 one-day competitions each for men and women, with no meet having both sexes.
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    In underlying 400m capability, I agree. But in...

    In underlying 400m capability, I agree.

    But in actual historical results in the 400m, SM wins that contest easily. SM has a better SB for every year 2014 to 2018, a PB a half-second faster, and...
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