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    I'll go Z-P-Kopron, just to cover our Polish...

    I'll go Z-P-Kopron, just to cover our Polish bases!
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    Indeed. You KNOW things are bad when even I can...

    Indeed. You KNOW things are bad when even I can pick Liu as a medal favorite.
    These picks make me super-nervous about the Dutch game, but, then again, I do usually finish ahead of the T&FN picks,...
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    I have been taking your advice and just avoiding...

    I have been taking your advice and just avoiding this thread. It greatly depresses me that sapient human beings can be so clueless.
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    I see the final formchart is out, and it has me...

    I see the final formchart is out, and it has me verklempt with what I don't know.

    Women
    Hassan in the 15/10000 double.
    Ibarguen is healthy.
    Klosterhalfen is in both the 15 and 5000 (hedging...
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    Zagreb? Madrid? Helsinki? Goteborg? Vienna?...

    Zagreb? Madrid? Helsinki? Goteborg? Vienna? Budapest? Warsaw? Minsk? Kiev? Moscow?!
  6. Thread: WC records

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    Can one extrapolate off the top of the tables? ...

    Can one extrapolate off the top of the tables?
    If so, his score would be
    408
  7. Thread: Doha WRs

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    Even Pre would have respected that. :)

    Even Pre would have respected that. :)
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    I hope TCher realizes that JInge and Centro can...

    I hope TCher realizes that JInge and Centro can beat him in a kick and goes out like a madman. I detest tactical races (tho I loved Centro's Rio win!). I want Pre's tests of character; who's got the...
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    Since she ran 52.75 last year as an 18yo, how is...

    Since she ran 52.75 last year as an 18yo, how is not a natural progression to improve half a second at 19yo? She improved over a second from 17 to 18. And she's a professional now.
  10. Thread: WC records

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    WC records

    Time for the obligatory analysis of the probability of seeing new meet records. Here's my take:

    MEN

    Likely

    800 1:43.06
    400H 47.18
    SP 22.23
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    Indeed, my use of 'political agenda' includes any...

    Indeed, my use of 'political agenda' includes any ideas that do not put the athletes first, which obviously they are NOT doing.
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    As mentioned before, any one of us could come up...

    As mentioned before, any one of us could come up with a 10-day schedule that would allow for any 'subsequent' event double: 100/200, 200/400, 400/800, 800/1500, 1500/5000, 5/10, LJ/TJ, SP/DT (I so...
  13. Thread: WC Betting

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    WC Betting

    I did not know it was legal in Pennsylvania!
    If I lived in PA (which I don't) and I were a betting man (which I try really hard to avoid), I'd like these odds:

    wHT Wang Zhen +350
    m400H Benjamin...
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    SydM and Mondo are almost there. Coleman, Lyles,...

    SydM and Mondo are almost there. Coleman, Lyles, Norman are rising fast. Roberts and Holloway are on their way. Benjamin, Kendricks, Crouser, Asher-Smith, ET and SAFP, SandyM, Thiam and KJT - they...
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    And their names are Francis and Jackson, but as...

    And their names are Francis and Jackson, but as history has often shown us, it's probably neither.
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    That finger even has a name . . . Mondo . . . as...

    That finger even has a name . . . Mondo . . . as in, 'thanks a lot, Mondo, for ruining my star turn in Doha!'
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    Pretty sure no one has ever accused them of great...

    Pretty sure no one has ever accused them of great management skills. It's not a question of whether this train runs on time; it's more about whether the train can get out of the station without major...
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    Certainly the question marks by Klosterhalfen's...

    Certainly the question marks by Klosterhalfen's and Muir's names muddy the picture.

    Since Hassan can't do the 15/5 double, she'd be the fave for a 5/10 double ala Ayana. If H runs the 15, ain't...
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    The 800 is funny that way. Sometimes the pace and...

    The 800 is funny that way. Sometimes the pace and jostling and boxing make heroes out of dark horses. That's certainly been happening in the w800 this year (with the exception of Aje).
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    Krizsan stands in their way.

    Krizsan stands in their way.
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    Dank je!

    Dank je!
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    I have a strong suspicion that the WR-holder...

    I have a strong suspicion that the WR-holder won't even medal!
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    Trying to suss out Brazier's role in the final is...

    Trying to suss out Brazier's role in the final is indeed an enigma. I feel like Rotich and Amos have made their cases for medal-aspiration.
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    I would like to nominate the w800 for second...

    I would like to nominate the w800 for second place in the Hot Mess Sweepstakes (mHJ has already locked up 1st place).

    After Wilson, everyone else has looked great or totally beatable.
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    Dang, and I'm only on the check-it-every-4-hours...

    Dang, and I'm only on the check-it-every-4-hours refresh cycle!
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