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    Quote Originally Posted by thedoorknobbroke View Post
    and it wouldn't be close!
    A 52.20 on the flat would probably get you in the squad of 6 for probably every country in the world except the USA and Jamaica. It would put her number 5 in the UK this year who are regular finalists and quite often medal at world level.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedster View Post
    It's a sprint event at the end of the day and there's no way that DMs new found sprint speed wasn't going to be a factor.
    Her speed might have improved this year, but her pre-2019 400 best clearly wasn't a fair reflection of her ability.
    Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    and what do you think Russians would be saying if an ancient USA record went down?
    I dunno. They’d probably have to clear any comments with the IAAF first.
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    Missed the live broadcast but man that last 200, 150 was amazing to watch. WR definitely caught me off guard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eightsevensix View Post
    Seconded! But never discount Hejnova.
    Hejnova is old news. A great star, but she hasn’t run 52 anything in 4 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce3404 View Post
    Hejnova is old news. A great star, but she hasn’t run 52 anything in 4 years.
    I think Hejnova was brought up in the context of a US sweep. She's certainly capable of a run in the 53's which could put her in front of Spencer and Carter.
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    This new world record won't survive the WC...the winner will need to do 51.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beebee View Post
    This new world record won't survive the WC...the winner will need to do 51.
    Don't put money on it. We're a long way from October.
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    Add me to the list that thinks Hejnova can stop a US clean sweep. She has been progressing nicely and we have a long way to go yet. She's a championship performer too.

    Muhammed's time here suggests she is in sub 50 form in the flat. The usual differential for a technically competent hurdler is around 2.5 seconds. She is so smooth over those hurdles too. I wonder what her 500 or 600m time could be if she ran that event.

    I felt a bit sorry for McLaughlin as she has the burden of constantly being referred to as this amazing prodigy - which she is - but it's such a tough position to be in. But she is the future. And not distant future too, the immediate future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiederganger View Post

    I felt a bit sorry for McLaughlin as she has the burden of constantly being referred to as this amazing prodigy - which she is - but it's such a tough position to be in. But she is the future. And not distant future too, the immediate future.
    She seems like a very careful athlete. Muhammad, Little, and Spencer were letting it go on one end of the race or the other while SM was in her own world. It may well be a feature or bug of her youth but to run 52.2 you have to wind it up a bit.
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