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    Noticed in the .pdf file of entries by event/seasonal best: W MAR
    Elvan Abeylegesse TUR 11 Sep 82 PB 2:29:30 no SB (ran 2:32 in 11/18)
    She qualifies as a TFP, but I don't know via what event.

    She was suspended from 9/29/2015 thru 9/28/2017, based on a test from August 2007, during the Osaka WC, in which she was 2nd to Tirunesh Dibaba in the 10,000. All of her great performances through 2009 were DQ'd, including her 29:56.34 10,000 in 2008 that pushed Dibaba under 30. Her double win in the 2010 Euros is intact, however. Her 2:29:30 dates from 2013.

    Before she was nailed, I always admired her as a competitor; she was not afraid to push the pace. She made that 2008 10,000 by forcing the pace, then out-kicked Meseret Defar Sylvia Kibet and Vivian Cheruiyot for 2nd behind TD in the very slow 5000.

    She's 37 now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tm71 View Post
    No i recall it ended at the very end of September. I was a freshman in college so probably the meet I remember the least, except for that infamous menís 100 meter race!
    Hmm I was a freshman in college too and we just had hurricane Gilbert so no electricity. Only Olympics I never watched live since I had a TV.
    why don't people pronounce vowels anymore
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    Quote Originally Posted by tm71 View Post
    No i recall it ended at the very end of September. I was a freshman in college so probably the meet I remember the least, except for that infamous menís 100 meter race!
    It actually ended on 2 October.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DentyCracker View Post
    Hmm I was a freshman in college too and we just had hurricane Gilbert so no electricity. Only Olympics I never watched live since I had a TV.
    I was still a high school student during Gilbert, and I remember gathering with my family to listen to the Olympic races on a battery-operated boom box. I think it was November by the time we got back electricity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    Trying to suss out Brazier's role in the final is indeed an enigma. I feel like Rotich and Amos have made their cases for medal-aspiration.
    They might have, but if you remember 2017, Korir and Amos dominated the circuit, and the WC win went to Bosse ahead of Kszczot, neither of whom had been on anyone's medal radar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Powell View Post
    They might have, but if you remember 2017, Korir and Amos dominated the circuit, and the WC win went to Bosse ahead of Kszczot, neither of whom had been on anyone's medal radar.
    The 800 is funny that way. Sometimes the pace and jostling and boxing make heroes out of dark horses. That's certainly been happening in the w800 this year (with the exception of Ajeť).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Powell View Post
    They might have, but if you remember 2017, Korir and Amos dominated the circuit, and the WC win went to Bosse ahead of Kszczot, neither of whom had been on anyone's medal radar.
    at this point, I'm never shocked when Kszczot medals in a big race
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    The women 1500 is wide open even if Hassan is running it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    at this point, I'm never shocked when Kszczot medals in a big race
    I think most people (including me, I admit) were shocked in 2017. He really didn't look very good through the season until the WC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Juicy News View Post
    The women 1500 is wide open even if Hassan is running it.
    It would be a major surprise if Hassan didn't win it.
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