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  1. Let's not forget that Stacy Dragila did a few...

    Let's not forget that Stacy Dragila did a few heptathlons early in her career. Had a PR of 5488A in 1998. At the time, she was the US indoor and outdoor pole vault champion (and world indoor...
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    I have a friend who worked his way through law...

    I have a friend who worked his way through law school playing blackjack in Las Vegas. I've never been at all attracted to anything that goes on in a casino. I've often been to hotels in Nevada and...
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    I hope so.

    I hope so.
  4. Yes, except that it will have to be re-opened...

    Yes, except that it will have to be re-opened when the Swiss court issues a final opinion.

    (That having been said, I doubt that anything the Swiss court says will change your mind or mine about...
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    Yes. IAAF Rule 180.20, USATF Rule 180.1, NCAA...

    Yes. IAAF Rule 180.20, USATF Rule 180.1, NCAA Rule 6.1.17.
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    Holzhauer is playing in the World Series of Poker...

    Holzhauer is playing in the World Series of Poker today.
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    If you missed John Oliver's take on the Mt....

    If you missed John Oliver's take on the Mt. Everest situation last night, you can see it here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bchx0mS7XOY

    The best part is near the end, where he explains that...
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    As Paced pointed out, above, she ran 22.15 at the...

    As Paced pointed out, above, she ran 22.15 at the Trials in 2008. She also ran a windy 22.10 (+2.4) in 2011.
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    It's entirely understandable, given the number of...

    It's entirely understandable, given the number of championship-level athletes in the Area, and their concentration in Australia.
  10. As will most business men/women, politicians,...

    As will most business men/women, politicians, entertainers, and anyone else promoting a product, event, or cause.
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    They corrected the IAFF gaffe when they put the...

    They corrected the IAFF gaffe when they put the story on their website. See link on front page.
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    Yee! Brilliant!

    Yee! Brilliant!
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    Historically, US athletes have favored our system...

    Historically, US athletes have favored our system precisely because it avoids politics and the suspicion that some athletes are being favored by selectors who may be influenced by sponsors, personal...
  14. Innovation is sometimes good. Some elements of...

    Innovation is sometimes good. Some elements of innovation are better than others. It looks to me as if these field event innovations are not ready for prime time.
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    One problem is that all the jumpers have to...

    One problem is that all the jumpers have to re-place their markers. That takes time.
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    Good luck. Please do let us all know how this...

    Good luck.

    Please do let us all know how this ends up.
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    When I first saw that, I thought it was a typo by...

    When I first saw that, I thought it was a typo by the headline writer. But the same error is found in the story itself. Yes, clueless.
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    I think gh was referring to the pending legal...

    I think gh was referring to the pending legal proceedings relating to the iAAF's testosterone regulation.
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    It's an issue no matter whose ass they kick. In...

    It's an issue no matter whose ass they kick. In fact, it's an issue if they kick no asses at all.
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    See USATF Rule 306.1(e). >>(e) The Youth...

    See USATF Rule 306.1(e).

    >>(e) The Youth Athletics Executive Committee may advance any athlete into the National Junior Olympics meet because of extraordinary circumstances. The request shall...
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    Your opinion does not matter. The rules matter. ...

    Your opinion does not matter. The rules matter. And the rules say that when the two leaders have the exact same jump, you break the tie by looking at their second-best jumps. In this case,...
  22. Why not? It's just an option.

    Why not? It's just an option.
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    Not a world age-17 record. Mohamed Aman ran...

    Not a world age-17 record. Mohamed Aman ran 1:43.37 in 2011 when he was that age.
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    I think you got that right.

    I think you got that right.
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    I believe she retains her international...

    I believe she retains her international affiliation because she remains an Irish citizen and is not a citizen of Australia. As far as I can tell, she has never represented Ireland in an IAAF Rule 1...
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