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    The articles says "rule 143.2 stipulates that...

    The articles says

    "rule 143.2 stipulates that shoes 'must not be constructed so as to give athletes any unfair assistance or advantage'".

    That seems completely nebulous. Spikes obviously...
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    I guess the "fast track" from the women's 100...

    I guess the "fast track" from the women's 100 didn't carry over to the men's! Should be an excellent final, in any event. Looking for a 9.7 from Coleman.
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    De Grasse is gunning for silver in the 200, based...

    De Grasse is gunning for silver in the 200, based on his fitness, so I'd support the contention that he'll do the same in the 100.
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    I realized I should clarify. I wouldn't want the...

    I realized I should clarify. I wouldn't want the Bolt overlay DURING THE ACTUAL RACE. That would sap the excitement. Just as a curiosity replay of "how does that race stack up?". But I guess not...
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    No moreso than the red line WR overlay on the...

    No moreso than the red line WR overlay on the long jump pit makes every jump a disappointment. In fact, I think it would help people realize how small the difference is between e.g. a 9.8 and 9.6s...
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    I agree that speed data would be a welcome...

    I agree that speed data would be a welcome addition to help draw in the average viewer. It would add more appreciation to the race that was just run.

    I've always thought that an overlay of the WR...
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    Well, it should be pointed out that sprinters do...

    Well, it should be pointed out that sprinters do not maintain a constant speed during the race. It's positive acceleration through about 60m, and negative acceleration from there on out. There's...
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    Great to see that De Grasse is back in form! He...

    Great to see that De Grasse is back in form! He was narrowly edged out of a 2nd place there. The 200m in Doha will be on fire (both figuratively and thermally...).
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    Consider that only half the race is into a slight...

    Consider that only half the race is into a slight headwind, while the earlier part of the race has a slight tailwind. In any case, an impressive run!
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    Not sure, but if that's what it takes to get...

    Not sure, but if that's what it takes to get results, maybe there should be more of those.
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    It wasn't "long" after, it was during the Dubin...

    It wasn't "long" after, it was during the Dubin Inquiry which was less than a year later. My point is that the whole crew -- Johnson, his training partners, Charlie Francis, etc... -- pulled back...
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    One -- Ben Johnson (Dubin Inquiry) -- who was...

    One -- Ben Johnson (Dubin Inquiry) -- who was advised that being up front and admitting to what he did would work for the betterment of the sport. Unfortunately, it taught everyone else that when...
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    Can anyone access results somewhere else? The...

    Can anyone access results somewhere else? The main site is down.
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    Is the live-stream on the IAAF site location...

    Is the live-stream on the IAAF site location locked? Nothing comes up when I visit the page:

    https://www.diamondleague.com/livestream/
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    The way he threatens Iran, I have no doubt this...

    The way he threatens Iran, I have no doubt this is true (plus, he tends to look the other way on executions performed by his "friends").
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    YAAASSSSS!!!!!!! Mark my words: Kamala will be...

    YAAASSSSS!!!!!!! Mark my words: Kamala will be the Dem nominee in 2020, and will subsequently be the first female President of the US.
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    OMG! I almost forgot to post. In before the end...

    OMG! I almost forgot to post. In before the end of the day. Happy Canada Day to all my track and field hoser pals! 152 and still going strong (Raptors, eh?).

    I note, by the way, that I opened...
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    No M-100m list yet -- why not?

    No M-100m list yet -- why not?
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    Is it just me, or are there no results posted to...

    Is it just me, or are there no results posted to the meet website? Can someone provide a link to them?
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    Nice to see de Grasse back in form, and topping...

    Nice to see de Grasse back in form, and topping Guliyev by almost a tenth!
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    There is absolutely zero physical advantage to...

    There is absolutely zero physical advantage to being in the outside lane on the straight, unlike around the curve. It's fairly straightforward: these guys win from the outside lane because they are...
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    All good, my friends. No worries!

    All good, my friends. No worries!
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    Following up on this for those who might be...

    Following up on this for those who might be interested. Today, my daughter jumped 14'01" (4.29m) and set a new conference record by 6 inches:
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    I disagree. If you do it correctly, you can...

    I disagree. If you do it correctly, you can explain anything to anyone (trust me -- it's my job!). That being said, I agree the article was crappy and rambling. It's also quite simplistic for...
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    MJ was injured during the Bailey-Johnson 150m...

    MJ was injured during the Bailey-Johnson 150m showdown in Toronto.
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