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    Re: 200/400m: Isaac Makwala 19.96s/44.01s
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    I don't have the inside knowledge of a russian lady on twitter (i could ask my sister's french poodle, maybe he knows more than he's admitting)
    The above was funny.

    I am a bit surprised for someone with a huge book on every record available that you're not as tuned in to the places to look for these records and rely on third hand information from Twitter. No snark. This time.
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    Re: 200/400m: Isaac Makwala 19.96s/44.01s
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    Quote Originally Posted by booond
    I don't have the inside knowledge of a russian lady on twitter (i could ask my sister's french poodle, maybe he knows more than he's admitting)
    The above was funny.

    I am a bit surprised for someone with a huge book on every record available that you're not as tuned in to the places to look for these records and rely on third hand information from Twitter. No snark. This time.
    Thanks.
    As for my sources I use for my book, they are the following (in no particular order):

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    Athletics Annual (Peter Matthews)
    FAST Annual
    HS Track (Jack Shepard)
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    Re: 400m: Isaac Makwala 44.01s
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    Quote Originally Posted by wamego relays champ
    Quote Originally Posted by gh
    don't have a specific figure for the track yet, but the city itself is generally listed as 1000m altitude, which helps explain a drop from a PR of 44.83 a couple of weeks back.
    Using an online tool that uses Google Maps, the points I dropped on the track calculated at an altitude between 999m-1000m. The ATFS annual lists La Chaux-de-Fonds as 997m.

    This could be the best location in the world to get a great sprint or jump mark without the dreaded "A" notation. (Of course, Lubbock, TX, at 988m, is a lot closer for most of us).
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    Swiss geographers last year confirmed the altitude of the track as 998m
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    Re: 400m: Isaac Makwala 44.01s
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh
    Swiss geographers last year confirmed the altitude of the track as 998m
    So most men's HJers and all the Pole Vaulters are altitude-aided. As they reach 2m off the ground, they are sucked up into the air by the Corialtitolus Effect. :wink:
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    Re: 400m: Isaac Makwala 44.01s
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marlow
    Quote Originally Posted by gh
    Swiss geographers last year confirmed the altitude of the track as 998m
    So most men's HJers and all the Pole Vaulters are altitude-aided. As they reach 2m off the ground, they are sucked up into the air by the Corialtitolus Effect. :wink:
    Now THAT was funny! :lol:

    Wow! He was almost sub-44 and sub-20. Isn't it just MJ and LM in that club?

    Heck, even sub-45 and sub-20 is amazing!
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    Re: 200/400m: Isaac Makwala 19.96s/44.01s
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    Quote Originally Posted by aaronk
    There followed 2 replies.

    norunner's was snide, snarky, insulting, and childish.

    AS replied with facts, useful information in a polite, resourceful, and clearly mature manner.
    In case you didn't notice, norunner also gave the exact same facts (date and place of performance, plus the name of the website where he found the data) before AS did.
    Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...
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    Re: 200/400m: Isaac Makwala 19.96s/44.01s
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    Quote Originally Posted by Powell
    Quote Originally Posted by aaronk
    There followed 2 replies.

    norunner's was snide, snarky, insulting, and childish.

    AS replied with facts, useful information in a polite, resourceful, and clearly mature manner.
    In case you didn't notice, norunner also gave the exact same facts (date and place of performance, plus the name of the website where he found the data) before AS did.
    Actually it happened pretty much simultaneously. norunner replied while I was getting the link for aaronk. And personally I agree with aaronk. Civility is a bit of a rarity around here on occasions.
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    Re: 200/400m: Isaac Makwala 19.96s/44.01s
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    My view: If you want to know what the weather is like in your neighborhood, you can either download an app, add your info, go online and see what the app thinks the weather is going to be like, or you can look out the window. If you prefer to check the app i will make fun of you because it's ridiculous. Same applies to asking a russian woman on twitter for info that could easily be found online, you don't even need to know where you can find it, googling "Isaac Makwala 10.20" will give you the answer. So i will gladly take the "snark and childish" and continue to be like that. 8-)
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    Re: 200/400m: Isaac Makwala 19.96s/44.01s
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    ops: ops:
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    Re: 200/400m: Isaac Makwala 19.96s/44.01s
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    Quote Originally Posted by norunner
    Yeah, it's just that simple, go to La Chaux-de-Fonds and you have no choice but to run ridiculous times. Ogunode was in that 200m race, he ran a 20.06 in Sofia last week, strangely enough he was slower today (20.32).
    right. probably a good conversion factor for this altitude. matches my expectations.

    great times though in any case.
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