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    Ah, shame. Makes sense not to go to Doha though.

    Ah, shame. Makes sense not to go to Doha though.
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    After Sofia Ennaoui's 4:04 in the London DL I...

    After Sofia Ennaoui's 4:04 in the London DL I thought she would push on but I've been shocked by how poor her last 3 races have been (4:20 today!)

    What did she say in her TV interview after...
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    British additions: w100 - Imani Lansiquot wLJ -...

    British additions:
    w100 - Imani Lansiquot
    wLJ - Jazmin Sawyers

    https://www.britishathletics.org.uk/news-and-features/sawyers-invite-for-doha-accepted-lansiquot-confirmed-for-100m/
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    Oh yes, we're always complaining in the UK about...

    Oh yes, we're always complaining in the UK about all the studio chat while there's field events going on behind them. :mad:

    The lead presenter for athletics is called Gabby Logan so I call it...
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    It definitely won't be Cram because he'll be on...

    It definitely won't be Cram because he'll be on the BBC. If it's the world feed you're referring to, that's usually Rob Walker, Steve Ovett, Peter Matthews and maybe one other.
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    Isn't that what the spidercams (the cameras on...

    Isn't that what the spidercams (the cameras on wires) can already do?

    What I'm envisaging is them flying 40 or 50m above the track. They used one for about 15 seconds halfway through the women's...
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    Using drones is a dreadful idea. Just because...

    Using drones is a dreadful idea. Just because you've got one doesn't mean you have to use it!
  8. Yes, I always enjoy the WCh marathons - they're...

    Yes, I always enjoy the WCh marathons - they're proper races (non-paced) for a start and I always enjoy watching the athletes at the front from various "less-fashionable" nations who wouldn't last 10...
  9. Yes, the Khalifa stadium with the massive air-con...

    Yes, the Khalifa stadium with the massive air-con vents.
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    https://www.european-athletics.org/competitions/ma...

    https://www.european-athletics.org/competitions/match-europevusa/2019/schedules-results/

    Also serves as timetable and live results.
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    But what about long & triple jumpers competing at...

    But what about long & triple jumpers competing at meetings/stadiums that can't afford to purchase or hire the technology that would be necessary to pinpoint where the take-off point is? They are put...
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    The building tension over 1 or 2 hours as the...

    The building tension over 1 or 2 hours as the heights progress, the clutch clearances at the 3rd attempt, the wobbling bars (will it, won't it?) ... these are what make vertical jumps great to watch....
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    In the Birell Prague GP 10km road race today, it...

    In the Birell Prague GP 10km road race today, it was a historic race on both the men's and women's side. First, the women:

    1. Sheila Chepkirui Kiprotich 29.57 (joint #2 All-Time)
    2. Dorcas Kimeli...
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    At #6 on the women's 20km Race Walk list Maria...

    At #6 on the women's 20km Race Walk list Maria Guadalupe González is currently serving a 4 year doping ban so won't be in Doha.
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    Folowing almost immediately on from Berlin is the...

    Folowing almost immediately on from Berlin is the meeting in Bellinzona, Switzerland which has a free live stream (not geo-blocked) ...

    Gala dei Castelli (Bellinzona, SUI) - EAA Classic meeting...
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    I disagree. Shorter doesn't necessarily equal...

    I disagree. Shorter doesn't necessarily equal better, and when many sports events on TV take 2+ hours I don't get the IAAF's obsession with brevity on this.
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    Times-wise it's already the best season by any...

    Times-wise it's already the best season by any 400H athlete ever.
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    In fact, Warholm has already put together the...

    In fact, Warholm has already put together the finest season by any athlete ever in the 400H - five times under 47.44 (and he's not finished yet!)

    Samba did that 4 times last year and Ed Moses only...
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    It was probably a rhetorical question but I'll...

    It was probably a rhetorical question but I'll tell you anyway ... 1st place prize money for EAA Premium Meeting events must be a minimum of 2000 EUR for "A" events (which the 1500 last night was)....
  20. But then they'd be in the same year as the South...

    But then they'd be in the same year as the South American Games, the Central American & Caribbean Games as well as NACACs for athletics. It would be a difficult puzzle to solve!

    As a huge fan of...
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    Yes, they're still from the great nation of ANA....

    Yes, they're still from the great nation of ANA.

    I'm going to go off on my second pacemaking rant in 2 days ... But, this time it was way too slow. Where did they find that pacemaker for the...
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    Also, a 51.59/51.25 for 1:42.84 at the 2010...

    Also, a 51.59/51.25 for 1:42.84 at the 2010 African Championships.

    Results PDF - http://www.dbresults.net/sitof/risultati/at/2010/Nairobi2807201001/stampe/cls-asm-800%20m-finale-01.pdf
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    Rudisha ran 51.9 approx/51.4 for 1:43.35 in...

    Rudisha ran 51.9 approx/51.4 for 1:43.35 in Hungary in 2017. I'm pretty sure that first 400 split is correct give or take 0.1s - Rudisha was 1.0s behind the pacemaker a second before the bell.
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    Yeah ... but there's quite a difference between...

    Yeah ... but there's quite a difference between 51.63 and 53 or 54 and an even bigger difference between 51.63 and 54.6 which is what McBride ran the 2nd lap in last night.
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    According to logic and according to everything...

    According to logic and according to everything that's been learned about efficient running over the years. Knackering yourself out in the first 400 so that you're treading water in the last 200 is...
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