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    "18) Geoffrey Kaworor, formerly Geoffrey Kipsang, hung around until 33K and look poised for his marathon breakthrough. Then the last 11K happened and he drifted back into fourth place and lost over three minutes on Mutai."

    Uh... if he looked posed for breakthrough until 33k, he had only 9.2k left in the race, right? Where did he run the extra 1.8k?

    http://dailyrelay.com/monday-morning...rlin-marathon/
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    Here's a good one:

    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport...eijing-7865092

    The headline reads: Sending under strength teams to Beijing could have effect on region's stars

    Problem is that they're referring to next year's World Cross Country Championships, which will be held in Guiyang and not in Beijing, which is nowhere near Guiyang. The two cities are more than 1,000 miles apart.
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    Not in print media but in the U-Verse online guide for the Brussels meet on NBC the blurb was "Justin Gatlin battles for season title in the 800m."
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    Caught one just now from the front page article about Ben Bruce winning his 4th RnR Marathon this year.
    The article is by-lined "Competitor.com", so don't know the actual author.

    They had a Half also. Here's what they said about the first two women.
    The stupid phrase is in ALL CAPS.

    Lindsey Scherf, 28, from Chapel Hill, NC, landed first place in 1:17:38.
    Amanda Albrecht, 24, from Fetus, MO, was NOT FAR BEHIND, placing second in 1:22:59.

    "Not far behind"??
    Since when is finishing 5 minutes and 21 seconds behind the winner in a race 13.1 miles long "not far behind"??
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    Quote Originally Posted by tandfman View Post
    The headline reads: Sending under strength teams to Beijing could have effect on region's stars

    Problem is that they're referring to next year's World Cross Country Championships, which will be held in Guiyang and not in Beijing, which is nowhere near Guiyang. The two cities are more than 1,000 miles apart.
    But they will probably take a flight to Beijing before travelling on to Guiyang
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    Quote Originally Posted by Powell View Post
    But they will probably take a flight to Beijing before travelling on to Guiyang
    Probably, but not necessarily. They could get there by way of Shanghai or Chengdu. (I believe the shortest trip in terms of total traveling time involves a connection in Chengdu.)
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    OK, this has nothing to do with track, but it's about as clueless a bit of sports writing as anything I've seen recently:

    http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-union/ne...02-11fxot.html
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    Headlines are typically written by different people than the writers of the articles because they have to fit the space available. The piece did identify where the All Blacks are from so it was a mistake by someone that is not necessarily even a sports writer.
    Last edited by 26mi235; 11-03-2014 at 01:28 PM.
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    Yes, but Kiwi would have fit even more easily than Aussie. Bottom line: whoever wrote the headline was clueless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tandfman View Post
    Yes, but Kiwi would have fit even more easily than Aussie. Bottom line: whoever wrote the headline was clueless.
    I'd venture that most Americans think that NZ is part of Australia, an island state as Hawai'i is to us.
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