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    One thing I love to see is a virtually unknown...

    One thing I love to see is a virtually unknown make a mark. Bree Masters won't be worrying the world's elite sprinters but the first real appearance on the track from the former world beach sprint...
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    Well the sprinters had some reasonable times in...

    Well the sprinters had some reasonable times in good conditions for the 100 last night. Unfortunately the live streaming team didn't bring their best performance. missing all of these heats..
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    Apart from the two (now joined into one)...

    Apart from the two (now joined into one) uncontained bushfires now burning at the airport...

    Canberra this last 6 weeks has seemed like the apocalypse.
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    Most Sydney squads usually just drive down, don't...

    Most Sydney squads usually just drive down, don't they?
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    Some good fields - mainly in the sprints - to try...

    Some good fields - mainly in the sprints - to try out Australia's fastest (?) newest track this weekend:
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    Yes sad news. Hardly seems a track meet without...

    Yes sad news. Hardly seems a track meet without hearing him announcing 'jumping....Jai... TAURIMA!!!!' (etc).

    Think I've mentioned on these boards before one of his classic commentary lines...
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    Rob de Castella's not a fan: ...

    Rob de Castella's not a fan:

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-17/nike-vaporfly-marathon-shoes-should-be-banned-rob-de-castella/11875774
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    Yes she ran PBs of 11.63 & 23.26 in November so...

    Yes she ran PBs of 11.63 & 23.26 in November so seems to be over her injury worries and planning a trip to Tokyo.
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    I'm more worried about those training (or...

    I'm more worried about those training (or attempting to) in these conditions. While the rich footy clubs have transported their whole squads & support teams up to the cleaner air of Queensland...
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    Day 2 of the multi-event champs in Canberra has...

    Day 2 of the multi-event champs in Canberra has been abandoned due to poor air quality.
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    I remember writing away to get a complete set (of...

    I remember writing away to get a complete set (of the main Olympic poster) for each Games from 1896-1976 by mail-order as a kid.

    I really liked the 1912 poster, but this might have been my...
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    The board would be a good start, but that would...

    The board would be a good start, but that would require some other country wanting to take them.

    And the media staff ('good news only - and that's if we can be bothered' seems to be their motto)...
  13. Good work El Sherlock.

    Good work El Sherlock.
  14. There were interstate 'ladies' competitions...

    There were interstate 'ladies' competitions between various states from the turn of the century. Victoria often sent teams to the SA Championships and four women would play four South Aussies over...
  15. It certainly does look like her. Those school...

    It certainly does look like her.

    Those school championships back then were usually of a very good standard. The girl she beat may have been a younger sister of Maureen McCalman (Pratt) who was...
  16. I always heard she was a 'former junior squash...

    I always heard she was a 'former junior squash champion' though. If that's not another fabrication, I guess she did compete in that sport.
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    :( On the positive side of that list, no...

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    On the positive side of that list, no commentator will be able to say "Jess Trengrove" ever again ;)
  18. I remember getting a 'Guinness Book of World...

    I remember getting a 'Guinness Book of World Records' as a gift in the 70s (maybe 75) where they had a predicted list of world records for the year 2000. From memory, they actually had the women's...
  19. Her 'time-trial' times were always a bit of a...

    Her 'time-trial' times were always a bit of a mystery to me when I'd been trying to research progressive Australian bests/records, but I had thought her Scottsdale time was legitimate and had never...
  20. The mysterious marathon runner Adrienne Beames

    A Fascinating article about this forgotten (?) legend (?) of Australian distance running:

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-21/adrienne-beames-the-enigma-of-australian-running/11762724
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    A fascinating story about the mystery marathon...

    A fascinating story about the mystery marathon runner Adrienne Beames:

    ETA - actually since I think Garry likes things in the appropriate place, I will create a thread in 'historical'.
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    I'd only just read your recent editorial about...

    I'd only just read your recent editorial about the Diamond League reduction in events.
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    Well the computer - just prior to the Mexico...

    Well the computer - just prior to the Mexico Olympics - probably wouldn't have predicted Doubell making the final ;)
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    Yup. With the pre-Christmas 'rush', I clean...

    Yup. With the pre-Christmas 'rush', I clean forgot about the event - like AA did apparently. I even checked FB to see if I'd missed something, but could only see a post from Oceania Athletics...
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    Random guess - Jim Thorpe.

    Random guess - Jim Thorpe.
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