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    Sotteville les Rouen (FRA) wDT: 1 Yaime Perez...

    Sotteville les Rouen (FRA)

    wDT:
    1 Yaime Perez 69.39 PB WL
    2 Denia Caballero 69.08

    w100H:
    1 Tobi Amusan 12.49 PB (+1.9m/s)
    2 Queen Claye 12.63
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    LOL, I remember Cathy on the BBC. Had she been...

    LOL, I remember Cathy on the BBC. Had she been smoking weed just before??!

    Re the articulate multi-eventer, I'm not sure that's the answer. I find Dan O'Brien to be a poor commentator. And, as an...
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    The first is the late, great David Coleman and...

    The first is the late, great David Coleman and the other is Brendan Foster who retired (or was pushed out?) from athletics commentary about 18 months ago. He'd played an ever decreasing role since...
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    Yes, for the last 4 years, 2015-18 (as per...

    Yes, for the last 4 years, 2015-18 (as per https://www.iaaf.org/records/competition-performance-rankings ).
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    Hmm, that's strange because the same address does...

    Hmm, that's strange because the same address does work if you go to https://www.mediaklikk.hu/ first then click the purple "Elo" button top right and select M4 Sport.
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    The startlists are out -...

    The startlists are out - https://atletika.hu/sites/default/files/masz/csatolt-dokumentumok/2019/startlistsgym2019.pdf
    Oduduru, McLeod, Okagbare & Shericka Jackson have withdrawn.
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    Do they really do that in the States? Sounds like...

    Do they really do that in the States? Sounds like cheating to me! :D
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    Live Gyulai Istvan Memorial, Tue 9 July

    This meeting in Székesfehérvár, near Budapest in Hungary is regularly the highest ranked one-day meeting outside of the DLs & ISTAF Berlin and this year looks like it will be no exception. There's...
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    Live stream via...

    Live stream via https://www.youtube.com/user/GCMarathon

    The race starts at 7.20am local time.
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    164 with Lyles as Captain. Took a chance...

    164 with Lyles as Captain.

    Took a chance picking Kendricks AND Duplantis (I very rarely double up like that) but that didn't pan out. Lyles softened the blow though.
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    In a desperate bid to make up ground I'm taking...

    In a desperate bid to make up ground I'm taking some risks! ;)

    Also, I'm avoiding the 110H from now on. Omar F McLeod (middle name Friggin') and co have let me down too many times already this...
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    Tim Hutchings said he has an infected knee. Don't...

    Tim Hutchings said he has an infected knee. Don't know if it's related to his fall last time he raced.
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    I always look for kilometre splits in the Steeple...

    I always look for kilometre splits in the Steeple (I prefer them) but they're not often provided on-screen except for at the DL meetings and occasional others. Fortunately, I've got pretty good at...
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    A friend on another athletics forum I contribute...

    A friend on another athletics forum I contribute to described it as the "cult of personality". They seem to think that for people to be engaged with the action they need to get to know one of the...
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    I'm a Brit but I watch a lot of American track &...

    I'm a Brit but I watch a lot of American track & field broadcasts.

    What you wrote is a perfect summation. Your commentators seem to be obsessed with creating stories and personalities. Instead,...
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    194 for me. Not too bad, only 2 losers on the day...

    194 for me. Not too bad, only 2 losers on the day (McLeod & Asher-Smith).

    Hindsight is a wonderful thing but I'm bummed that I didn't swap Norman for Chepkoech as my Captain. I was considering...
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    Ah, hooray! At last! (I forgot there was heats...

    Ah, hooray! At last! (I forgot there was heats today - I tuned in to the stream late.)
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    At La Chaux-de-Fonds another sub-13 for Reetta...

    At La Chaux-de-Fonds another sub-13 for Reetta Hurske BUT ... ... another illegal wind!

    (+3.1m/s)
    1 Luminosa Bogliolo (ITA) 12.76w
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    4 Nooralotta Neziri 12.84w
    5 Reetta Hurske 12.86w

    Poor...
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    Can anyone explain the following ... It was...

    Can anyone explain the following ...

    It was announced in July 2018 that Meraf Bahta had missed 3 tests. Now I see that she has been banned for a year, backdated to early September 2018 thus...
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    Ok, thanks. I saw that TVP3 Szczecin is one of...

    Ok, thanks. I saw that TVP3 Szczecin is one of the sponsors but the meeting isn't on their programme schedule. Probably just a few minutes highlights in their sport program?
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    Powell, do you know if the Bestseller Goleniow...

    Powell, do you know if the Bestseller Goleniow Athletics Park meeting on Wednesday is being live streamed or if it's on TV?
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    Yep, my mistake!

    Yep, my mistake!
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    Oh my word! 17yo Max Burgin has just run 1:45.36...

    Oh my word! 17yo Max Burgin has just run 1:45.36 at the England U20 Championships for a British U20 record and improving his PB from 1:46.78. His splits were 52.0/53.4.

    Also a world age-17 record!
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    Yes, I enjoyed the Meditteranean Games but he was...

    Yes, I enjoyed the Meditteranean Games but he was awful. I remember him saying he was a throws coach which I found hard to believe based on his attempts to commentate.
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    I think they were just going off the on-screen...

    I think they were just going off the on-screen graphics (or their CIS?) which showed it was a PB for him.

    Does the Olympic Channel have the same commentators as the BT Sport coverage? One of them...
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