### Facts, Not Fiction

Could someone give me a hand with these abbreviations? I've always enjoyed watching, but I'm newly strickened with the full T&F malady!

English Gardner(Nike) 10.85 PR (=WL,
=AL) (=25, x W; =10, x A)

Kimberlyn Duncan
(Nike) 21.80w (a-c
WL, AL) (a-c: 14, =26 W; 6, =11 A)

2. Re: Translation help needed please
WL = World Lead ("=" in front means it equals the world lead)
a-c = all conditions (which means a list that includes wind aided results)
=26 W :the results puts her in equal 26th position in the all-time world list
= 11 A : same meaning as above but american all-time list

3. Re: Translation help needed please
Thanks a lot.

And the lone "6"?

And as for "=25, x W; =10, x A"?

4. Re: Translation help needed please
Originally Posted by effable
Thanks a lot.

And the lone "6"?

And as for "=25, x W; =10, x A"?
Lets take this as example: (a-c: 14, =26 W; 6, =11 A)
14, = 26 W means: 14th position in the all-time performer world list, equal 26th position in the all-time performances world list. So the 6 means: 6th fastest american woman (and equal 11th fastest performance by an american woman). Don't know if the x has any meaning.

5. Re: Translation help needed please
Originally Posted by norunner
Originally Posted by effable
Thanks a lot.

And the lone "6"?

And as for "=25, x W; =10, x A"?
Lets take this as example: (a-c: 14, =26 W; 6, =11 A)
14, = 26 W means: 14th position in the all-time performer world list, equal 26th position in the all-time performances world list. So the 6 means: 6th fastest american woman (and equal 11th fastest performance by an american woman). Don't know if the x has any meaning.
I believe the x means not ranked on whichever list

6. Re: Translation help needed please
Ok, so if I'm reading this right the above would mean that English Gardner's time ties her for the 25th fastest 100m runner all-time, and 10th fastest US woman? And still not clear what "x W" and "x A" mean. Her time is not ranked on the World and American lists for some reason?

7. Re: Translation help needed please
The wording straight from T&FN:

What Are All Those Symbols?
We realize that there is a lot of material to absorb in our agate (“agate” is journalese for small-type results), so let’s see if we can’t clarify it a bit for you.
A combination of numbers and letters in parentheses, such as “9, x W” would mean tha the person had moved to No. 9 on the all-time world list, with a performance outside the top 10. Had it say, been the No. 9 performance, the notation would have been 9, 9 W.
You might also find something like “x, 6 A”. The x in the first position means the mark is not a pR, but the performance is No. 6 in U.S. history.
We note all-time list positions for World (W), U.S. (A), College (C), Juniors (WJ or AJ) and High School (HS).
We also denote yearly list leaders for the World (WL), U.S. (AL), College (CL; Division I only) and High School (HS).

8. Re: Translation help needed please
Yeah. The funny thing is that I read that before I posted. It helped, but still left me wanting a practical run-through.

Now I think I have (finally! :roll: ) grasped that "25, xW" means 25th best performer, but not among the top all-time World times.

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