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  1. ... so we're supposed to accept that it's fair...

    ... so we're supposed to accept that it's fair for athletes born male to compete as women without any testosterone reduction? McKinnon is a self-serving bully. If you don't want to lower your...
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    No big deal. There are portable X-ray machines,...

    No big deal. There are portable X-ray machines, and mobile clinics with X-ray machines installed in vans.
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    Collecting a sample for drug testing may cheap,...

    Collecting a sample for drug testing may cheap, but the actual tests are expensive. X-rays are cheaper and quicker than drug tests, and once a noncompliant shoe has already been identified and...
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    The NBA requires shoes to be pre-approved by the...

    The NBA requires shoes to be pre-approved by the league before being used in games. They banned this particular shoe in 2009, which reportedly increased vertical leap by 3 inches:...
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    They can't drug test everybody either. The...

    They can't drug test everybody either. The inability to enforce a rule on everybody hasn't and shouldn't stop them from making a rule and enforcing it on the elite athletes.
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    Kipchoge? He ran only one official marathon this...

    Kipchoge? He ran only one official marathon this year, and it wasn't a global championship or world record.
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    He didn't run downhill, he didn't have a giant...

    He didn't run downhill, he didn't have a giant fan blowing behind his back, he wasn't being towed by a car or cyclist or dog, and his shoes didn't have rockets or wheels. He ran the entire distance...
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    Another issue with the swimsuits was that they...

    Another issue with the swimsuits was that they were found to help fatter swimmers more than fitter swimmers.

    Subcutaneous bodyfat wobbles and ripples when swimming fast (or doing any other...
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    It would indeed be absurd to conclude that a "4%...

    It would indeed be absurd to conclude that a "4% greater energy return" translates into 4% greater speed. Men's legs are over 40% stronger than women's, even at the same bodyweight, but men only run...
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    Lawyers force-fit Semenya into the female...

    Lawyers force-fit Semenya into the female category against the IAAF's will, not against Semenya's will.
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    High school? A college all-star relay team of 26...

    High school? A college all-star relay team of 26 women would have lost to him.
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    A counterclockwise swirling wind caused by a...

    A counterclockwise swirling wind caused by a stadium's bowl shape, so it helps the runners at all parts of the track. Nobody's ever taken wind measurements at both curves and both straights to check...
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    Another possibility is being redshirted due to a...

    Another possibility is being redshirted due to a preseason football injury.
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    That's because many of the top marathon runners...

    That's because many of the top marathon runners skip or don't prioritize the Worlds or Olympics, as other marathons pay much more.
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    For sub-2 to happen in a rules-compliant race...

    For sub-2 to happen in a rules-compliant race within the next 15 years, these things need to happen:

    1. A flat course better than Berlin.

    2. A team of pacers who can provide a sub-2h pace to...
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    Even if security wasn't the explicit intention of...

    Even if security wasn't the explicit intention of having the two trailing runners, their presence did significantly cut off the available angles of attack for any wacko who might want to tackle...
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    In their positions, they'd be able to see and...

    In their positions, they'd be able to see and block somebody coming at him from the side if it's their responsibility to watch out for that.

    If the official reason is security, they won't say that...
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    Maybe security? Somebody to watch his back....

    Maybe security? Somebody to watch his back. Having two guys in that position makes it harder for a nutjob to scamper onto the course and tackle Kipchoge, like what happened to de Lima years ago.
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    Did they walk around outside the resort in short...

    Did they walk around outside the resort in short shorts and sleeveless tops?
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    Running sub-2 in an official record-eligible race.

    Running sub-2 in an official record-eligible race.
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    He did it and I saw it!

    He did it and I saw it!
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    Inge bros. rotating in.

    Inge bros. rotating in.
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    Are you a Sith? It's about reducing the...

    Are you a Sith?

    It's about reducing the frequency of the interactions, it's not an absolute thing where they'll never interact. Occasionally somebody in the slowest seeded 4 will win, but that's...
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    Of the 9 global championships starting from 2008,...

    Of the 9 global championships starting from 2008, SAFP participated in 8, made the 100m final in all 8, collected 6 golds and a bronze, with all 6 golds in in 10.7x. That's a GOAT career.

    FloJo...
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    They'd also benefit from being separated from...

    They'd also benefit from being separated from each other. Collisions are reduced when hurdlers of similar ability aren't next to each other.
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