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    Quote Originally Posted by Per Andersen View Post
    I don't see why a superb athlete like Warholm should have more of a problem with technique at sub 47 speed than the other 2 top guys.
    I wasn't comparing him to the other two guys, I was comparing him to the 47-second barrier. My point was that the implied supposition of "if he only cleared those two hurdles smoothly he'd go sub-47!" isn't such a good one because those two bad clearances may be a direct consequence of going at a speed that was faster than he's ever gone in his life in this event (and faster than everybody in history except a very few). It's not like he was running in bad weather and you could hope for a better time in good weather.

    It's sort of like when Evan Jager threatened the 8-minute barrier in the steeplechase but then fell after the last barrier. "If only he didn't fall he'd break the barrier" is weak speculation, because the reason he fell was from having dead tired legs after running at sub-8 pace. That fall wasn't an easily correctable mistake; it was a consequence of going at a speed that his body wasn't fully prepared for. And indeed, years later he still hasn't broken 8 minutes.
     

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    #62
    Obiri showing why she's still the current queen of 5000m.
     

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    #63
    Wow, Obiri and Tirop close the 5000 with 2:41s!
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juicy News View Post
    Obiri showing why she's still the current queen of 5000m.
    And the NBCG commentary was DREADFUL. All they could talk about was the failure to adhere to WR-pace. Meanwhile a great race was unfolding.
     

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    #65
    New medal contender in the 200m! 19.88 Asian record by Xie of China.
     

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    Wow at that 19.88
     

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    #67
    19.88...Where did that come from?
     

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    Lane 9, very fast track; he was a 9.97/20.16 man before, so it's a big improvement but not a humongous one.
     

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    Is it me or are the mHJ and 110H in the doldrums internationally?
     

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    SAFP - Fully formed.
    You there, on the motorbike! Sell me one of your melons!
     

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